Category Archives: Installation




Mike Phillips Lecture + Exhibition Opening

Start: 7 Mar 2012 2:00 pm End: 16 Mar 2012 5:00 pm

Opening March 7 Lecture @ 2pm Exhibition Openings: 5-7pm Location: Lecture @ UCLA Broad Art Center, room 5240, Exhibition @ CNSI Gallery Exposure is an exhibition of work by Mike Phillips, Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts, School of Art & Media at Plymouth University. read more

A Mote it is…

‘A Mote it is…’ Art in the Age of Nano Technology, John Curtin Gallery, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, WA. 02-04/2010. (catalogue).

“A mote it is to trouble the mind’s eye.”1

1-extracting a mote
Words spoken by Horartio to describe Hamlet’s father’s ghost. In this Shakespearian play the ghost is seen but not believed and one is left to wonder if it is just the seeing of it that makes it real – its existence totally dependent on the desire of the viewer to see it. The ‘mote’ or speck of dust in the eye of the mind of the beholder both creates the illusion and convinces us that what we see is real. Something just out of the corner of our minds eye, those little flecks magnified by our desire to see more clearly. Yet the harder we look the more blurred our vision becomes. read more


An Audio Narrative/Installation.

‘Cross Curents’ ArtHaven in Exeter (September-October 2000).

An Exploration in Light Sound and Form. Eves Dropping is an audio installation that consists of a simple set (a wallpapered wall, framing two items of domestic furniture (a chair and a table/dressing table), and a glass tumbler), a speaker system fitted to the rear of the wall, and an spoken narrative recorded on a tape loop. read more


Bio uses a BBC Master computer to read Psychogalvanometer to switch audio and images. Different emotional states trigger images and audio to change the users emotional state…

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ID consisted of:

  • Finger print etched into copper panel played by peizo transducer glove.
  • Finger print light box read by Spectrum digitiser. Dynamically changing digital image displayed on screen.
  • Finger print recorded onto magnetic sheet played by tape head glove.
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    Structural Amnesia

    Installation some time in 1984 at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

    Inspired by the rewriting, relocation and transplantation of the ‘Cloisters’, St. Bernard de Clairvaux Church, from Sacramenia in Segovia, Spain to New York. read more

    Normal Services…

    Back in 1984 this was my degree show.

    ZX81, solenoids from the Ark Royal, 5 reel to reel tape decks, 70m tape loop, pressure mats, 20 speakers and 200m of grey wire. I/O box programmed to switch between the systems. read more