Wheeler Winston Dixon

Wheeler Winston Dixon, 20th Century Wallpaper

20th Century Wallpaper

USA 2019 // 17.36 min. // HD 16:9

„Mankind has probably done more damage to the Earth in the 20th century than in all of previous human history.“ – Jacques Yves Cousteau

„I think every age has a medium that talks to it more eloquently than the others. In the 19th century it was symphonic music and the novel. For various technical and artistic reasons, film became that eloquent medium for the 20th century.“ – Walter Murch

This video was created using footage and soundtracks in the Public Domain, or released as CC0 Public Domain materials, and is made entirely from recycled, repurposed and refashioned images and sounds.

Copyright © 2019 Wheeler Winston Dixon. All rights reserved.


The James Ryan Professor Emeritus of Film Studies at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Wheeler Winston Dixon is a teacher, filmmaker, the author of more than thirty books, and over a hundred articles.

„There are already enough images in the world. In my videos, I prefer to use existing imagery, playing with it to the point of abstraction to create an other-worldly experience. Although the original images are rooted in the real world, the final product exists in a phantom zone, existing only as long as the image is projected on the screen. At the same time, I hope to seduce the viewer into believing that however unreal these images are, they still have some sort of temporal reality. It is this gap between the actual and the imagined that informs all of my work.“ – Wheeler Winston Dixon