Michael Wick


"Non-Player Character"

Installation, 2019.

Michael Wick invites the audience to explore societal blind spots and sides of humanity that are usually difficult to empathise or identify with. Instead of dismissal, he promotes a more empathic approach to niche groups that are often looked down upon. Through humour and immersion, he sheds light on the harsh realities of individuals that otherwise stay hidden in the depths of the deep web.

Michael Wick is a photographer, writer, and media artist based in Berlin. His work centres around the relationship between society, technology, and internet subcultures. He also collaborates with artist Elena Bianco in their joint long-term project Ikonoklash, which explores the narrative possibilities of masks, bodies, and environments.