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Michelle Glaser PDF Print E-mail
Feb 25, 2006 at 10:11 AM

It's Alive


Michelle Glaser is currently Artistic Director of AWESOME Arts Australia. At the centre of AWESOME’s creative program is an annual international multi arts festival for young people. Alongside the festival is a regional program that facilitates artists in residence to create collaborative site specific works with young people in 10 regional communities each year. Michelle’s unconventional and awarding winning projects as new media artist and curator have been supported by ArtsWA, the Australia Council, the Australian Film Commission and ScreenWest and have exhibited to acclaim internationally.

In production is Snapshot, a 25 minute video work utilizing shooting styles associated with documentary, vlogs and the random frame of amateur video to capture performative elements of the everyday, where the subjects' personas are influenced by a consciousness of the everpresent digital camera, and the persistent practice of 'looking' in western society. Also underway is theDoctor Pancoast Trilogy, featuring an interactive animation, live action/animated short film and web based outcome. Doctor Pancoast is a lickerish tale of sex and science set in the Victorian era.

Michelle is also a founding member of PRION, a collective of three scientists and two artists whose first bio-artwork, WOMB, was launched at the Sex Exhibition of the 2005 Artrage Festival.

Past projects include the interactive narrative Juvenate. Juvenate has won a number of international awards, including the Mayne Award for Multimedia at the Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature, the John Lansdowne award at Eurographics, Grand Prix in new media category at 7th International Festival of New Film. Split, winner of VIDEOFORMES 2003 Prix de la Création Multimédia and an honourable mention in the expanded media category at the Stuttgart Filmwinter. Michelle also curated (with Katie Major) Pizza Surprise! a two week event that took art out of the gallery and delivered it direct to people's homes borrowing the marketing and methodology of large scale pizza chains. The takeaway menu featured limited edition commissioned artworks designed and created to fill a family-size pizza box, and drew similarities between the worlds of fine art and fast food. Michelle is a past Asialink recipient.

Michelle’s experience also spans government and arts administration. She was Project Officer for Visual Arts, Craft and Writing at ArtsWA, and has held directorships on the boards of the Australian Network for Art and Technology, the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts and IMAGO CMC.

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