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The Avenging Angel

The Avenging Angel is a digitally edited short video all done in Super 8. It is a combination of found footage, recently shot and developed super 8, and converted Machine Learning video captured to film. In this experimental short, the unconscious reveals itself into an abstract atmospheric narrative. Mostly silent, this work starts with decadent ritual, reveling in travel, and suggests the monster of ignored labor just below the relaxed enjoyment of two characters and their time of leisure.

  • Michael Addison Mersereau
  • Michael Addison Mersereau
  • Michael Addison Mersereau
  • Michael Addison Mersereau
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 13 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 12, 2022
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Shooting Format:
    super 8, digital edit
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Director Biography - Michael Addison Mersereau

Michael Mersereau (b. 1977) is an interdisciplinary artist based in Oakland, California and Montréal, Canada. He uses the boundaries of genre in cinema and television, such as horror, suspense, and soap operas, to create experimental sound, video, performance, and installation that elevate particular production elements to create absurd and uncanny worlds. Mersereau’s work has been internationally exhibited at institutions and galleries such as Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca, The Diego Rivera Anahuacali Museum, Eastern Bloc in Montréal, Wassaic Project in New York, Artists' Television Access in San Francisco, and Maison de la Culture Claude-Léveillée in Montréal, Canada. His video works have been screened at Lausanne Underground Film Festival, Toronto Underground Film Festival, Fagelbo Film Festival, and at ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum in Denmark, amongst numerous other film festivals and galleries. As a composer and experimental musician, his collaborations have been premiered at the Activation Series of Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, The Lab with Jeanie Aprille Tang, Galerie B312 in Montréal for Thomas Begin, Mills College Art Museum with choreographer and dancer Molissa Fenley, and Maison de la Culture Claude Léveillée. Mersereau is faculty at Mills College, where he teaches in the Music Department and consults on projects for the Mills College Art Museum. Mersereau holds an MFA from Mills College and BFA from California College of the Arts.

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