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
Now the shadows I measure
2015
single channel HD video, colour, silent
1:46 min loop
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Filmed in the deep basement of an Indian Planetarium, this minimal video shows the demonstration of a Shive wave generator. Invented by physicist John Northrup Shive in 1959, this device is used to illustrate wave motion. It ultimately gives physical presence to forces otherwise invisible to the human eye. The title comes from the self composed epitaph of Johannes Kepler - all that remains of the famous German mathematician, astronomer, and astrologer. He died in 1630 and was buried in Regensburg, but during the Thirty Years War the cemetery was destroyed and his bones were scattered, never to be found again.

Installed at Grey Noise, Dubai.