ArtWorks

Michael Sheridan’s artworks address issues of human social development and the tipping point between order and chaos.

Videosonic Art

Instant Noodles

Instant Noodles

In Instant Noodles the precision and timelessness of traditional Indonesian dance is used as a contrasting lament for our careless consumption and the permanent damage caused by our desire for immediate satisfaction.

2008, 8 min

Mixed Blessings

Mixed Blessings

A public-art installation that activates the “fourth wall” – the plane between the stage and the audience. Video imagery is constructed to fit the windows facing the diners at the Channel Café.

2007, 28 min

Feeding the Fire

Feeding the Fire

A multi-projection installation with sound. A low-income family in India tends a fire from before dawn through the preparation of their main meal – which is accidentally spilled into the fire.

2005, 173 min

Shift

Shift

A videosonic projection of first two bodies and then one asleep under sheets. The movement of the forms speak to the complexity of companionship, intimacy and loss.

2005, 4 min

Counter Crisis

Counter Crisis

Counter Crisis captures the human tendency to shirk responsibility and avoid the root-causes of problems until disaster requires heroic responses.

2004, 5:30 min

Forsaken Prayers

Forsaken Prayers

Using footage and sound elements captured from throughout Africa and South Asia, this piece creates a visceral experience of the repetitive actions that fill the lives of most of the world’s people.

2001, 5 min

Sound Art

Certain Uncertainty

Certain Uncertainty

A sound composition created from recordings of an ensemble asked to sigh uncertainly and to slap their hands with certainty.

2005, 4:50 min

xcape

xcape

xcape is a quadraphonic experience of the space between the known and the unknowable where we experience the worst and fail to act heroically.

2004, 5:30 min

Installation and Performance Art

Distant Views, Culture Catchers

Distant Views, Culture Catchers

An installation of exposed electronics which creates an interactive multi-channel sound experience broadcasting short-wave radio signals from around the world.

2005/2006

Reunion

Reunion

In Reunion I perform an act of destabilization with an 8′ tall stack of large wood blocks. The performance is directed by a sound composition inspired by my experiences of instability in families, institutions and societies.

2003, 18 min