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
Means of Knowing
2016
single channel HD video, colour, silent
1:44 min loop



This is a projected video of a lungfish filmed at the Natural History Museum in Berlin. In this 1:44 minute loop, the lungfish is presented swimming around infinitely within its contained environment. Unidentified silhouettes of museum guests are visible moving in the background. The lungfish is an animal that was named a living fossil by Charles Darwin due to its close biological relationship to its ancestors. The video is projected 1:1 scale, accurate to the actual aquarium in the museum.