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
An echo and a shadow
2013
single channel HD video, colour, silent
12:00 min
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Nine short sections of a captive bred polar bear are recorded at 320 frames per second on a high-speed camera. Significantly slowing the already minimal movements of the bear to a series of quiet poetic gestures. The sections are looped seamlessly to give the impression that they continue in an infinite cycle.