Installation at Wassaic Project, Wassaic, New York, 2023
Installation at Oaxaca Graphic Arts Institute, Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico, 2023
Two Channel video on monitors, 2023
“Doppelganger” is a diptych of two vertical monitors reminiscent of the landscapes in film noir and horror cinema. Fauna and birds of a lost empire persist as strange occurrences on the side of the road. Reanimated slides in combination with AI, film, become digital loops symbolizing the absurd, betrayal, cruelty, and humor.
Three slide projector installation, 2023
"Triptych: Epochē" comprises three digital machine learning images for three 35mm slide projectors, reclassifying them into an archaic archive. Employing Dalle-2 and digital manipulations, a potential future fades into ghostly vivid nostalgia. "Epochē," from Latin/Greek, marks a fixed point defining a new era. Here, the cataclysmic event unveils a distorted mirror world, with the capitalocene recalling the atomic age.
Isabella Salas, and Michael Mersereau, installation, 2021
“Overton(e) Window” is an immersive installation of synthesized images and sounds collected by Salas and Mersereau in 2020 from several places in the Americas. Overton(e) Window aims to represent in a multi-sensory experience the emotional, political and natural landscape of a pandemic year that shook us.
Single channel video projection on three layers of sheer fabric with mono bass audio, 2017
“The Roosevelt Highway” is found footage of olympic choreographed swimmers projected through large sheets of sheer black fabric, creating layered movements of torsos, arms, and legs in a synchronized kaleidoscope dance.
Michael Mersereau and Yoann Resmond, 2016
I/O Intuitive/Object by MMYR is at the intersection of ideas and digital culture. It is an experience which enables interactive concepts through creatures that are the expression of bio-digital symbiosis. Part riddle, part commentary and part experience, I/O plays with meaning in digital information.
Seven channel audio with seven lights and columns, 2015
“Chorus” is a light and sound installation at The Ridge Space, Oakland. The large-scale light and sound installation is created from audio of various peoples volunteered recordings of crying. Each audio file is played through one of the seven lit columns.
Live performance of "Chorus". Directed By Michael Mersereau. Choreography by Heather Stockton. Dancer: Kim Ip and Heather Stockten. Music by Michael Mersereau and Aaron Oppenheim.
Installation, two emergency lights plus pirate Radio, 2013
Fear Eats the Soul is a sound and light composition displaying the full dialogue of Angst Essen Seele Auf, (Ali: Fear Eats the Soul, 1974) by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, converted to Morse code. Using emergency alarm lights and audio FM broadcast, subtitles are processed through software which creates a dialog between the two main characters, Elsi and Ali, in Morse Code.
Installation, 100 watt incandescent bulb, single channel audio, 2012
An entire feature film’s averaged light levels as viewed through the shifting brightness of a 100 watt light bulb. Installed in the Mills College Art Museum’s abandoned tower, a single bulb floats in the middle of the tower, fluctuating to each movie frame as the incendiary sounds of the film reverberate throughout the space.