Monday June 8, 7:30pm
Microscope launches YES with
Ursula Sommer / Christopher Michael: Fragmented Environments
admission $6 – artists in person

office building

Still from “office building” (Ursula Sommer, 2014) – image courtesy of the artist

Microscope is thrilled to launch YES a screening, sound, performance series presenting emergent artists with works by two Bushwick-based artists Ursula Sommer and Christopher Michael.

The artists’ works intersect in their focus on singularities in our surroundings, with videos manifesting degradations in quality, in differing manners, but to the common end of emphasizing aspects of the environment. Sommer’s and Michael’s videos also overlap in their inclinations towards abstracting the mundane to suggest new narratives, blur lines of expectations, and redefine reality.

Ursula Sommer is a Brooklyn-based artist. She has previously screened work at Anthology Film Archives in New York, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, and has a solo screening at Image Movement Berlin in July.

Christopher Michael is an artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY.


dial up
Ursula Sommer, 2012, HD Video, 1 minute 50 seconds
Collaboration with Patrick Mohundro

broadway spiral
Ursula Sommer, 2014, HD Video, 2 minutes 57 seconds

Ursula Sommer, 2012-2013, HD Video, 4 minutes 26 seconds

Ursula Sommer, 2014-present, HD Video, work-in-progress

office building
Ursula Sommer, 2014, HD Video, 4 minutes 25 seconds

Christopher Michael, 2015

Christopher Michael, 2011

Man Becomes Child
Christopher Michael, 2011

Scene Missing
Christopher Michael, 2007

Running time: approx. 60 minutes

Still from “Scene Missing” (Christopher Michael, 2007) – image courtesy of the artist

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