[Investigating One hundred Device] : Mike Gormley
Mike Gormley's nearly imperceptible sound paths unconsciously stop the visitors in their tracks. Consciously or unconsciously, the setting of the image expresses the particular sensitivity of the viewer. All art works are derived from a particular situation and consciousness, extracting observations and private histories from the artists' archive of personal experiences. Mike Gormley's objects are vibrators, animals heads and animals heads; even if it deals with currently important themes like how we perceive things, sex taboos or identity, without change - significant change via experimentation - contemporary art risks fading into stale predictability.