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MICHELE VESCIO IS A NARRM-BASED (MELBOURNE) SOUND ARTIST, DESIGNER, AND RADIO CONTENT PRODUCER. THEY WORK WITH SOUND, VOICE, AND NOISE, EXPLORING THE DECONSTRUCTION OF AUDIO TO CREATE WORKS INFORMED BY SPATIAL, AUDITORY, AND TANGIBLE RESTRICTIONS AND BOUNDARIES. THEIR WORK GALVANISES A DIRECT RELATIONSHIP TO CONTEXT, circumstance, AND SITE BY INVESTIGATING SPECIFIC ENVIRONMENTS AND NARRATIVES, GATHERING RECORDINGS FOR MANIPULATION, ABSTRACTION, OR INTEGRITY, OFFERING INTENSELY PERSONAL SONIC EXPERIENCES.
THEY ARE INTERESTED IN THE EXPLORATION OF NEW PERFORMANCE AND INSTALLATION METHODS TO UNCOVER/ DISCOVER NOTIONS OF SONIC COMMUNICATION AND CONNECTEDNESS, NEW MODES OF POLITICISM AND SOCIAL IDEALISM, AND TO CREATE ALTERNATE ENVIRONMENTS IN WHICH THEY ARE EXPERIENCED.
Michele works solo and in collaboration with artists in sound installation, mixed-media, and performance. Their work has been exhibited nationally and internationally working as a sound designer, sound consultant, and sound technician in galleries and non-traditional public spaces, including; northsite gallery (cairns qld, 2021), Tent Rotterdam (Rotterdam Netherlands, 2020), The Substation (Melbourne VIC, 2019), Dark Mofo (Tasmania, 2018), Melbourne Fashion Week (Melbourne VIC, 2017), Dutch Design Week (Amsterdam Netherlands, 2017), EUNIC Kulturhuset (Stockholm Sweden, 2017), QueerTech.io (Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, 2017), Little Woods Gallery (Melbourne VIC, 2016), MAMA (Albury NSW, 2016).
In their social practice, Michele works at 3CR Community Radio as a content producer, programmer, mentor, and sound technician for current affairs and queer programming to present content that is inclusive and provides diversity, with a foundation on strong narratives and factual commentary. They specialise in facilitating creative expression and working collaboratively with individuals and teams to produce radio features. Michele is a current 3CR board member, Community Radio Federation member, music victoria member, and a Full Writer member with APRA/AMCOS.
Michele acknowledges the Wurundjeri and the Boonwurroung people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional custodians and caretakers of the lands and waters on which their work is primarily created and produced.