Michael A. Mersereau


On-site Event June 4th

Light Study: Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome is part of the installation series “Light Study”. Various movies are interpreted through Incandescent or LED bulbs and audio. in this case audio from the film will be interpreted into a sine or square wave in the 19 to 30hz range. For this installation the movie represented will be Kennth Anger’s “Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome”. Located in the old guard shack, three lights: red, green, and blue will be reflected by five mirrors in a pentagonal shape on the floor. The flood of light reflecting from the floor will light the inside of the shack as well as seep through the windows. Located either on the ceiling, floor, or roof depending on allowances from Angels Gate in regards to the shack. A speaker for the sub frequencies will resonate the structure but will not interfere or alter the structure in any way.

Earmaginations [silent videos]

The Guest
A force outside of everyone’s control descends onto the front yard of a party. What it is and what it will bring no one seems to know. “The Guest” is a silent short made from a scene in Douglas Sirk’s “All that Heaven Allows” in combination with super8 abstract footage and overlaid images made from machine learning.

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Michael Mersereau (b. 1977) is a media and sound artist based in Oakland, California and Montreal, Canada. Mersereau’s work has been exhibited at institutions and galleries both nationally and internationally such as Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca in Ciudad de Oaxaca, The Diego Rivera Anahuacali Museum in Mexico City, and Maison de la Culture Claude Léveillée in Montreal. Mersereau is faculty at Mills College, and holds an MFA from Mills College and BFA from California College of the Arts.

Artist Location: Oakland, California

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