dark cloud / white light is a fully immersive, multi-media art installation. It combines time-lapse, photography, 3D film, landscape art and sound to create an intimate experience of awe and wonder.
dark cloud / white light exhibited at Pataka Art + Museum (14 July - 13 October 2013) and Waterfront Auckland's Silo Park Gallery (January 2014), Pah Homestead Auckland (August 2014) and during Wanaka's festival of colour (April 2015) with over 130,000 people viewing Michael's work to date.
Antarctica - while you were sleeping is an encompassing international installation celebrating the pristine scenery of Antarctica.
The work is a cinematic collision of nature and architecture, wherein Michael’s majestic imagery of Antarctic icebergs are projection-mapped onto significant buildings across the globe.
The world premier of Antarctica - while you were sleeping was held over 3 nights in March 2017 on Auckland’s historic War Memorial Museum.
A 1:1 scale iceberg was projected onto the entire exterior of the Auckland Museum (8,800 m2 surface area).
As with previous projects, Michael has collaborated with numerous composers, creatives and technicians from around the world in his dynamic recreations of exquisite Antarctic landscapes.
The Hour of Change
Entre chien et loup is a multi-layered French expression. It is used to describe a specific time of day, just before night, when the light is so dim you can’t distinguish a dog from a wolf.
However, it’s not all about levels of light. It also expresses that limit between the familiar and the unknown, the domestic and wild. It's the uncertain threshold between hope and fear.
This is the hour of change.
This series was captured late one night around the neighbourhoods of Westmere, Herne Bay and Ponsonby in Auckland, New Zealand. A heavy mist rolled in off the ocean before dawn, creating fantastical God rays between the trees and street lamps for just a precious few hours.
dark matter universe, above and below.
Arachnocampa luminosa is a species of glowworm endemic to the island nation of New Zealand. These long exposure photographs were captured in a number of limestone caves in the North Island. The 30 million year old formations form a majestic backdrop to the bioluminescence of the glowworms.