Michaela French is an artist, researcher and lecturer working with light and time-based media. Her practice-based research investigates the embodied experience of light and wonder and reflects her ongoing interest in combining the universal and the intimate in her work.
Michaela’s practice moves between large-scale immersive projection spaces and small light-based objects, all of which explore the interwoven relationship between light, the body and experiences of wonder. The seeing of light and the visions we have of ourselves and our place in the universe are inseparably entwined and as such the body and light are coincidental. Through the exploration of embodied experience and the materiality of light Michaela’s art works re-frame and reveal the extraordinary in the everyday.
Michaela’s award winning work incorporates traditional and digital image making techniques and has been exhibited extensively.
Michaela is a PhD Candidate at the Royal College of Art. She lectures in moving image, animation, motion design and expanded cinema at the Cambridge School of Art and at the Royal College of Art, London.
Selected collaborators include:
Lucy Guerin Dance Company
Chunky Move Dance Company
Royal Opera House Creative Partnerships
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science