Double Inheritance

‘Nature can only mean inheritance transmitted through genetic code, while culture is the inheritance transmitted through non-genetic vehicles.’ [1]

[1] Agamben Giorgio. ‘Infancy and History, Essays on the destruction of experience’ (1993) Verso, London.

The play between this double inheritance which Agamben references is a catalyst for Michael’s practice.  His use of the camera, itself already encoded as technical inheritance, enables the production of the images which attempt to make sense of our sense of place and time. the doubling which produces us, moment by moment, pixel by pixel, is the subject of these works.