Michael Betancourt

*1971, USA.

Michael  Betancourt works with experimental art as a way of developing and testing theory. Following his belief that dialogue, criticism, and history must be a part of any artist’s working process, Michael has an interdisciplinary Ph.D. focusing on the intersection of history, media and art theory. He has taken on numerous roles as a photographer, art director, art historian, magician, cook, writer and graphic designer. He has been exhibiting his work with cinema and related media since 1992. His approach moves freely between film, video and more recently digital media, independent of the actual technology used to present his art. Michael has screened, broadcast, and exhibited his interdisciplinary artwork world-wide over the internet and on the airwaves. His creations have been shown in at numerous museums, galleries, nightclubs and festivals.


Pron / USA / 2003 /  2'30 / 4:3

Lust: 12 sexy short brings to light a wide range of cutting-edge films from 8 different countries that takes a humoristic look at the search for pleasure. It's a discovery of a wide range of low-budget film-making styles that strolls us through a frenetic world that begins with sex for some and ends in separations for others. These films portray experiences that dissolve into a blurry vision of love. Lust is an incomplete inventory - who could pretend otherwise !! - of the different strategies of attack and defense within the permanent struggle against loneliness. Lust shows us a world where although the rules are simple, the winner never adheres to them.