Michael John Whelan
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The Good Soil
Frontier
Divergence of Character
Means of Knowing
Now the shadows I measure
From the Mountain
An echo and a shadow
Mercer
Baribal
The sun shone on the
nothing new

Reprieve
A Perfect Circle
Caisson
Assembly
Kindred
Clearing
Since
The Memoirs of a Madman
The Collector of Skies
And penance is the play
Cathedral
A Perfect Circle
2012
hand scratched 16mm film transferred to HD, colour, silent
3:50 min
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Sourced from post-war German educational documentaries, this work presents images of scientific experiments, transport infrastructures and urban vignettes, re-edited together to gain a new abstract narrative. Each frame is etched with a circle, each time attempting to create the perfect circle - an organic testament to the beauties of imperfection.