Michaels’ work

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_U7P4940Michaels’ work plays with the inception and annunciation of the archival using the tropes of seventies science fiction, telluric ancient monuments or mythos, and celestial exploration. Through extensive research and databanks of images he creates emergent constellations that combine relics of prehistoric and symbolic cultural memory.

These newly composed archives of deeds and cabinets of curiosities, documents and anthropological collections are testimony to the fallacy inherent in the processes of historicization. Simultaneously they include the genres of modern popular culture, political figures, or character-like idols; cultural stereotypes that infer the fetishistic allure of staged representation within human consciousness.