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
Since
2007
single channel video, colour, silent
7:00 min



Using selective exposure and the natural bright background light reflected off a lake, a minimal/white-out aesthetic is achieved without any digital alteration. Visually and conceptually, this method isolates certain gestures and occurrences and brings them to the forefront. The three Cormorants on a branch share an independence from their environment, while still engaging with it directly.

Installed at Museum Bochum.