Joseph Michael’s works strike a magical balance between fine artistry and technical knowledge.
With a passion for the philosophical, Michael seeks out the rare and sublime in the natural world and calls on his dynamic vision and use of cutting-edge technology to interpret it.
The artist is renowned for his installation depicting Antarctica, which was projected onto the Auckland War Memorial Museum for three nights in March 2017. Described as ‘a cinematic collision of nature and architecture’ ANTARCTICA - while you were sleeping was a full-scale 360-degree projection of a life size majestic iceberg, showcasing the untouched beauty of Antarctica.
HŌPARA leads viewers on a journey through the depths of NZ’s ancient Kauri forest.
A dual screen sequence, allows the audience to delve into the forest and discover the hidden depths of our most sacred sites using point cloud scan data imagery from Tane Mahuta and other significant sites of the Waipoua forest.