Lucas Michael

Fixed Kilometer, 2016-present.
Work in progress.
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Poltergeist, 2015
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Clip: 02:06

Parallel Lives, 2015
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Chalice, 2011
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Part of the First Oscar Trilogy (Being Bree 2010, Chalice 2011, and a photo series titled Chromis Viridis 2015- ), this work focuses on a short scene from the seminal 1976 film Network, starring Faye Dunaway (in her first Oscar winning performance) as Diana Christensen in which she seduces her male boss by various means: emasculating herself, hinting at the homosexuality of her ex-husband, and self deprecating her sexual prowess. By giving Diana my voice I subvert the layers of her personality and bring to the front issues of over-identification with this character. The filming and editing process of this piece, while lo-tech is equally layered, making it a stand-in for the characters involved in it.

Being Bree, 2010
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Clip: 04:30

"(art) as a reenactment of nature in process, achieved by projective empathy and psycho-physiological spontaneity, rather than an imitation of life in stasis"
-Ekbert Faas,Towards a New American Poetics, Essays and Interviews.

A video re-enactment of the scene sin the 1970 film Klute, where Bree Daniels (Jane Fonda) discusses with her analyst (Vivian Nathan) her need to prostitute herself vis--vis her foundering art practice as a model and an actress. Questioning the relation between the nature of compulsion, control and creativity, in Being Bree I transcribe the scenes, originally improvised, and deliver them as if they were my own, becoming both analyst and analysand, merging male and female.

Camera: Mariah Garnett

El Maragato Barometrica, 2010
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Clip: 03:16

U don't bring me flowers, 2006
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Unchained Melody (Open Your Eyes), 2005
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Home Alone, 2003-2005
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Clip: 03:24

Six Appearing Acts, 2004
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Clip: 04:34

Bjorn Again, 2003
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LMĀ², 2002
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Venus, 2003
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Kiss, 2001
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