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
Mercer
2013
single channel HD video, colour, silent
14:30 min
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A sunset is recorded in a single take, with concrete sculptural forms as the subject in the foreground. These structures are forgotten foundations of an abandoned building on the edge of Dubai, directly where the city meets the desert. They are overlooked contemporary archaeological relics of a hyper expansion. Using digital time manipulation and editing techniques, the sun in the video both sets and rises in a seamless loop. The viewers experience is no longer real time but rather a manufactured durational experience.