Michael Alexander Morris: Invocations


‘Invocations’ is a reenactment of baptisms and first hand spiritual experiences. By invoking masters of cinema and revealing the workings of the cinematic apparatus, this piece attempts to illustrate the complicated relationship between public and private performance under social pressure and the genuine experience of belief and doubt.

Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe

Section within the
Dallas Arts District

Michael A. Morris is an artist and educator based in Dallas, Texas. He works primarily with film, video, and expanded cinematic forms. Much of his recent work responds to the rapid changes in how moving images are created and experienced in the 21st century.


He has performed and screened his films and videos at museums, galleries, microcinemas, and film festivals internationally, including recent events at Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, The International Symposium of Electronic Art, Oak Cliff Film Festival, Chicago Underground Film Festival, San Francisco Cinematheque, and the Texas Biennial. He teaches at several institutions throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth area and curates film / video / new media programs around the region regularly, most recently as the programmer of experimental film and video at the first Dallas Medianale.

Photos: Copyright Casey Reid

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