Michael John Whelan
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Darkness had no need
In the black dark for good
Carapace
That we were to wait
Like force and matter
Only in
Lupus
20 Vertices, 30 Edges
and 160 Diagonals

In Embers (Dodecahedron)
Dune
Transit of Venus
Over the echoing gateway
Stars & Star
Shadowplay
Archway (diptych)
A Parallel Impossibility
2014
silver gelatin photograph, framed
41.5 x 41.5 cm
(1/5) Next



Taking as a starting point the location of the death of the last Irish wolf in 1786, three photographic positions are presented, made in and around the mountain.

A view from this mountain of dead trees is recorded through an analogue multiple exposure, made on site within the camera. As the translucent layers of the multiple exposure cross and build up presence on the surface of the film, a small area becomes more defined and properly exposed. Some form of presence arises from the ephemerally absent.