Charles Fairbanks, Director/Producer/Camera/Sound/Edit
Charles Fairbanks is a wrestler and filmmaker. His recent work focuses on Lucha Libre in Mexico, where the artist fights as the One-Eyed Cat with a camera built into his mask. Fairbanks grew up in rural Nebraska and wrestled at Stanford, where he studied Art and the History of Science. In 2010, he received his MFA from the University of Michigan and Werner Herzog selected him for the first Rogue Film School. In 2011, Anthology Film Archives hosted Tender Muscles, a retrospective of Fairbanks' five short films. Fairbanks is a 2012 Guggenheim Fellow and professor of media arts at Antioch College. His new work emerges through collaboration with an indigenous Zoque community in rural Chiapas.