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.
Joseph Michael’s current project 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 will be held over 3 nights in March 2017 on Auckland’s historic War Memorial Museum - see event details here.
A 1:1 scale iceberg will be projected onto the entire exterior of the Museum (8,800 m2 surface area).
As with previous projects, Michael is collaborating with numerous composers, creatives and technicians from around the world in his dynamic recreations of exquisite Antarctic landscapes.
Check out some behind the scenes images of the trip here.
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.
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.