“Bruno Mars - 24K Magic”, Sequin Wall Installation on Polycarbonate Panel, 79" x 59”
12,000+ meticulously hand applied sequins shine in "Bruno Mars - 24K Magic" wall installation. Sparkling and always responsive to light, air, and passerby traffic. Stunning at 59" x 79" with sequins made and and installed to sustain indoor/outdoor conditions. Encouraging shareable and memorable moments!
Composed of shimmering sequins and vintage channel letters, "Shine” is a throwback to the commercial signage and ideals of mid-century America. Measuring 30" x 84" x 8" with automated blinking colored lights that sense motion near the work, turning on/off after selecting a 1 to 20 minute time range.
"Charles Lindbergh - Sky Hero" proposed exterior wall installation near Lindbergh Field Airport (SAN), in San Diego. Comprised of about 10,000 mirror discs and approximately 32' x 38'. The mirrors are responsive reflecting foot and car traffic, as well as changing sky conditions even possibly incoming planes.
"Lumina" is designed to capture viewer attention with LED lights that light up with movement before the 28' x 52' x 5" work. Abstract and organic in shape and responsive to ambient daylight. With no activity, the lights automatically dim, never turning completely off for an ongoing dynamic, flowing experience.
“Protection VII” captures the sounds of its nearby viewers, triggering corresponding rings of light to appear and change color. Their size varies with each sound’s volume before slowly fading away. 30" x 56” x 5” with interactive video, LED panels, translucent acrylic, aluminum, computer hardware and software.
“World Without Water” is a B/W 72" x 128 interactive video installation that speaks to water's importance in our lives. A hollow, slow motion earth rotates above with crashing beach waves correlating and suggesting direct effect from viewer position. Custom computer hardware, software, and video projector.
Michaels characterizes his approach, "Provoking movement and meaningful experience within the viewer to instill memory, often leading them to share about the specific location interactive installations. Engaging viewers and eliciting response are the premises behind his work. His works invite viewer participation with words, actions, or both.
Michaels characterizes his approach, encourages movement and meaningful experience within the viewer to instill memory, often leading them to share about the specific location via social media."
Materials used for Michaels' installations range from arrays of simple sequins, mirror discs or photographs to electronic equipment such as video panels and webcams driven by miniature computers and customized software.
Michaels' recent commissions include a viewer responsive light installation “Lumina” at Porto Vista Hotel and two dynamic wall murals “So. Cal.” at Google’s corporate office in San Diego. His work has also been exhibited at art institutions and commercial spaces in New York, San Diego, and Salzburg.