Michael John Whelan
Video/Film
Photography
Objects/Actions
Paper/Sound
Text/Bio
Contact
News
1991
And they did live by watchfires
Nocturne
Untitled
Darkness had no need
These last breaths
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)
Shadowplay (9)
2012
chromogenic print on aluminium
100 x 100cm
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Photographed after storms and recorded on high saturation transparency film, these photographs present banal landscapes as backdrops for exceptional visual elements. A sense of absence is evoked through the representation of subtle found gestures like a felled tree, bird faeces or a discarded sweet wrapper.