Michaela French is an artist and researcher working in time-based media and interdisciplinary practice. Light, colour and movement are central to her practice, which combines both traditional and digital image making techniques. Michaela’s work ranges from projected image environments to narrative film, from performance to drawing and print. She has extensive experience creating innovative projection spaces for a range of environments, including planetaria, live performance, contemporary dance and exhibition design. Michaela’s current practice utilises physical computing, data visualisation and location tracking technologies and her award winning work has been exhibited extensively.

Michaela is a PhD Candidate at the Royal College of Art. Her practice-based research investigates the interwoven relationship between light, the body and experiences of wonder. Her light-based art works seek to re-frame and reveal the extraordinary in the everyday.

Michaela lectures at the Cambridge School of Art and at the Royal College of Art, London in the areas of moving image, animation, motion design and expanded cinema.

Selected collaborators include:

Lucy Guerin Dance Company
Chunky Move Dance Company
Opera Australia
LIFT Festival
Royal Opera House Creative Partnerships
Melbourne Festival
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Melbourne Museum
New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
Melbourne Planetarium