C. Pearce’s films explore playful appropriation by mixing varied source images and techniques. After cutting ideas from their contexts, “I re-suture them into new memories to create dreams for the viewer to enter into and get lost.”

Pearce’s work has presented in national festivals, galleries, and experimental screenings including the Maine International Film Festival, the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, and the First Person Cinema series at CU Boulder. He was awarded a residency at the Yaddo artist retreat where he completed his most recent film, “The Archive of the Movements of Inanimate Objects”

Pearce received his BFA from the University of Colorado and his MFA from the University of Florida. He teaches film-making courses in the Department of Cinema Studies and Moving Image Arts at CU Boulder and he works to develop new ways of seeing through motion picture production, perception, and pedagogy.

Always working on several things simultaneously, Pearce’s current projects include a coming-of-age-narrative about a young thief, an animated-documentary that revives the ghosts residing in early 3D photography, and an abstract collage practice using trash and garage scraps.