The sequence of images entitled “I Remember the Argument” is one such difficult issue that Michals himself has had to confront. The six photo series that reveals a person (whom the artist describes as a kind of “Greek chorus”) standing in an empty room remembering a domestic argument that turned suddenly violent.
“My mother and father had a very disruptive marriage and I was used to seeing arguments and I was used to having periods where people didn’t talk to each other and I remember those arguments,” he says. “I felt that if I went back to the kitchen in the house where I was brought up and if I stood there long enough, all that kind of drama that occurred there would come back to me. It’s still there in those walls, it’s still there.”