Maurits Wouters (1986, Belgium) is a filmmaker and visual artist living in Turnhout (Belgium).
In 2009 he graduated from RITCS as a film director, going on to complete his education at the University of Antwerp with a Master in Film and Theatre Studies (2011). Since 2013 he has been working on a PhD in the Arts, with the support of the FWO (Fund for Scientific Research), which he obtained in September 2017.
In his work he investigates the visualization of collective, often fading, memory. Specifically in this memory process this medium (video, film, home video, VHS, ...) plays a crucial role. He collects audiovisual sources and endeavors to bring them into life by means of different layers of materiality. In his films in which he adapts techniques of other disciplines (like painting) as well as in his art installations he uses uncommon materials such as projection canvases (transparent cloth, paintings, ...).
His work has been screened at various international festivals : FIDMarseille (FR), Jihlava FF (Cz), Visions du Réel – Filmmarket (CH) , Experimental Intermedia (USA), Fridman Gallery (USA), OFFoff Cinema (BE), Bozar (BE). Recently his work was shown at the Centrale for Contemporary Art (BE) and the following film festivals: 7° Lima Independiente IFF (PE), Golden Tree International Documentary FF (D), Pärnu FF (EE).
His work was included in the archives of the art institutions Argos Arts (Brussels) and Anthology Film Archive (New York). Argos Arts distributes Arcadia and the short film The Road Back. The Movement of Phill Niblock is distributed by Argos Arts and Kinescope (USA).