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Michael Hering

MA work


Video installation: 35 minutes

Fear eats the soul like old age eats the body.

Stuck between domestic loneliness and a dystopian fragility, this film uncovers the struggles of imminent old age and the narrative behind females of a certain age on screen.

Veiled in her existence fighting both solitude and boredom, the nostalgia of this female character brings an otherwise unseen, yet familiar world into light. Combating an increasing instability against time itself, her existence of preparation and navigation through the foreign is as consuming as it is unbearable.     

Praying on the fear of the other, the tasks mounting against her sanity seem ever increasing; nevertheless the persistence of life pushes her on. Resisting the stereotype, this film negates to depict the glories of age, however brings home the reality of isolation and time. 


  • Michael Hering
  • MA Degree


    School of Arts & Humanities


    MA Photography, 2018

  • Working predominantly across moving image, drawing influence from both contemporary cinema and artist's films, I work a lot with fictional narrative commenting on the human condition that so often veils our existence. 

    I have always been interested by the realm of the domestic and the role it pays in our day-to-day view of our own consciousness. Old age, time and the matriarchal figure also guide much of my practice.  

  • Degrees

  • BA Photography, Middlesex University, 2015
  • Exhibitions

  • Free Range, Truman Brewery, London, 2015; Moving Image Festival, Dumferline Carnegie Gallery, Scotland, 2016; PPS, Dyson Gallery Royal College of Art, London, 2018
  • Publications

  • Lupe Magazine, 2015