Michael John Whelan

Irish photographic, video, film and installation artist Michael John Whelan recently visited Bangalore for an artist residency. It was his second trip to India and he didn’t waste any time getting on with his latest moving image project. I caught up with him at the end of day two of a three day shoot. He’d just spent 12 hours at Lal Bagh Botanical Gardens. He kindly agreed to having his portrait taken.

“Michael John Whelan works predominately in photography and moving image and most recently in sculpture and drawing. Amongst other themes, his recent projects address ideas of duration, geometry and humanity’s attempt to grasp the universe. He endeavours to provide experiences for the viewer where structures of space and time are diffused and by leaving room for contemplation, alternate associations are established and new perspectives develop.” – Grey Noise

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The day after I took these portraits, Whelan did a 12 hour shoot at the Bangalore Planetarium. After which he went straight to the airport to catch a flight to Berlin to continue his project by filming at the National History Museum. His project continues.

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You can see Michael John Whelan’s previous works by visiting michaeljohnwhelan.com

Michael is represented by the Dubai (UAE) based contemporary art gallery Grey Noise, find out more at greynoise.org

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