Michael James Lewis

Reflections on Collection




This project is comprised of an audio guide, companion video, and live performance. The project is a collaboration with Matt Parker.


The investigation began as an audio guide in response to the spatial and temporal conditions of the collection at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts. We approached the objects as a group rather than as individual items in order to consider their collective value and general relationships. The guide attempts to focus the participant on discrete elements of experience as well as the broader cultural context of this grouping of items and the conditions of their presentation.


The live performance component took place at the Resonance event, Sainsbury Centre, 20 February 2015.


Listen and read more about the project here. Read an interview about the project here. Performance excerpt below:

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