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Michael Mersereau (b. 1977) is an interdisciplinary artist based in Oakland, California. He explores the boundaries of cinema and television genres, including horror, suspense, and soap operas, to create experimental sound, video, performance, and installations that elevate specific film production elements, resulting in absurd and uncanny worlds. Mersereau has exhibited internationally at museums and galleries such as Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca and Oaxaca Graphic Arts Institute in Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico; The Diego Rivera Anahuacalli Museum in Mexico City; Eastern Bloc and Maison de la Culture Claude-Léveillée in Montréal, Canada; and Wassaic Projects in New York State. His videos have been screened at the Lausanne Underground Film Festival, The Torrance Art Museum in Los Angeles California, Traverse Video Festival, and ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum in Denmark, among numerous other film festivals and galleries. As a composer and experimental musician, he has performed at The Lab with Jeanie Aprille Tang, Galerie B312 in Montréal for Thomas Begin, Sala Elia in Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico, and Mills College Art Museum with choreographer and dancer Molissa Fenley. Mersereau plays guitar, electroacoustic music and Expanded cinema. He holds an MFA from Mills College and a BFA from California College of the Arts.

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Michael Mersereau (n. 1977) é um artista interdisciplinar que mora em Oakland, Califórnia. Ele explora as fronteiras dos gêneros do cinema e da televisão, incluindo terror, suspense e novelas, para criar som, vídeo, performance e instalações experimentais que elevam elementos específicos da produção cinematográfica, resultando em mundos absurdos e misteriosos. Mersereau expôs internacionalmente em museus e galerias como o Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca e o Oaxaca Graphic Arts Institute em Oaxaca de Juarez, México; O Museu Diego Rivera Anahuacalli na Cidade do México; Bloco Oriental e Maison de la Culture Claude-Léveillée em Montreal, Canadá; e Projetos Wassaic no estado de Nova York. Seus vídeos foram exibidos no Lausanne Underground Film Festival, no Torrance Art Museum em Los Angeles, Califórnia, no Traverse Video Festival e no ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum na Dinamarca, entre vários outros festivais e galerias de cinema. Como compositor e músico experimental, atuou no The Lab com Jeanie Aprille Tang, na Galerie B312 em Montreal para Thomas Begin, na Sala Elia em Oaxaca de Juarez, México, e no Mills College Art Museum com a coreógrafa e dançarina Molissa Fenley. Mersereau toca violão, música eletroacústica e cinema expandido. Ele possui mestrado pelo Mills College e bacharelado pelo California College of the Arts.

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