CONVERSATIONS

a series of collaborative works in isolation
 
in collaboration with artist/ maker Anastasia la feyand cinematographer lucy pijnenburg, Michele is creating a series of sound works that continue to explore notions of spatial and auditory restrictions and boundaries which they initially explored in their 2016 solo exhibition thresholds and limitations.
 
This project development, as a result of the global physical restrictions of the covid-19 pandemic, will investigate ideas on isolation, loneliness, digital communication, and new modes of politicism. their knowledge of the anatomy/ physiology of the body and clinical background in critical care will assist in their (research) work in terms of unpacking how internal vital organs respond to isolation, absence, and silence. deconstructed manipulations of field recordings will form the crux of this long-form ‘anti-opus’ sonic work evolving as staged responses to works produced by la fey and pijnenburg.
 
development of this project commenced in mid-2020 with ongoing reiterations throughout 2021 as COVID-19 restrictions have eased, and determines how we, as collaborators, interact and connect url/ irl.
 

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.