Michaela has just completed her first year of a practice-based PhD. Her research investigates light and wonder as a means of mapping specific experiences of time, space and perceptual expansion. Michaela’s current practice utilises physical computing, data visualisation, location tracking and digital imaging to create a series of light-based art works which re-frame and record the beauty and wonder inherent in the commonplace.
Colour, light and movement are fundamental to her work which ranges from projected image environments to narrative film, from live performance to drawing and print. Her work incorporates moving image, animation, compositing and projection as well as traditional techniques of painting, printmaking, illustration and graphic design.
Michaela has a particular interest in the points of intersection between the visual arts and other disciplines, and as such has spent much of her career working collaboratively in the areas of live performance, dance, planetaria and spatial design. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally.
Michaela is a Lecturer in Illustration and Animation at the Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University. She teaches in the areas of animation, moving image production, motion design, illustration and visual art.
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