Mikey Foster Estes

Artist based in Phoenix, Arizona


Oct. 1 - Dec. 31, 2021
COLOR: the beauty and science of color
Tempe Center for the Arts (Tempe, AZ)

Opening on Nov. 13, 2021
Project Art Distribution (P.A.D.)
Walter’s (Amsterdam, NY)

Jan. 21 - Feb. 13, 2022
Me Loving You/You Loving Me
Solo exhibition at Eye Lounge (Phoenix, AZ)


Spectrum Song, 2018
HD video installation with sound, 9:01 min.
Excerpt: Vimeo

Spectrum Song is a video installation that unfolds over the space of eight sequential macOS desktops, customized with background colors matching the original eight stripes of the LGBT flag. I think about the colors of the rainbow as a structure and a symbol, where images and videos specific to individual colors pop up on the projected screens, moving the viewer through the spectrum. The sequence builds slowly; images flicker, resize, and rearrange until the space of the image is zoomed in too far — resulting in the computer making the sound effect of the “bump.” The content that populates each color screen throughout the video is sourced from everyday life. Images that match each respective background color appear and disappear until the eight timelines sync together in unison, producing yet another rainbow within the rainbow configuration. As this visual cacophony subsides, the “song” tapers out with a video of iridescent rainbows in a pot of rice steaming on the stovetop. A short text follows, and the video ends and begins again.