[ISEA2015] Artist Statement: Michael A. Morris – THE HERMENEUTICS CYCLE

Artist Statement

Expanded Film Performance (16mm Film Projection, Custom Software, Digital Projection) (2012 – 2015)

The works in The Hermeneutics Cycle displace the role of the reader and the text onto moving image technologies that are in some ways alien to one another. Each work initiates an encounter between technologies with their own inherent way of reading and interpreting information in order to exploit the artifacts produced in the process. Second Hermeneutic and Third Hermeneutic are the two most recent entries in the cycle. Both works are expanded films that are performed in real time.

  • Michael A. Morris is an artist, curator and educator based in Dallas, Texas, USA. Working primarily with film, video and expanded cinematic forms, Morris’s work responds to the rapidly changing experience of moving images in the 21st century and how media affects perception, history, mortality and our relationship with others. Morris has exhibited his work at museums, galleries, microcinemas and film festivals across North America. He is the programmer of Experimental Film and Video for the Video Association of Dallas, and is one of the founders of the Dallas Medianale. He teaches at University of North Texas, University of Texas-Dallas, and Richland College.

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