JOSEPHINE MICHEL IS A PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTIST CURRENTLY BASED IN BRUSSELS AND LONDON.

THE HEARING EXPERIENCE BOTH STIMULATES AND SHAPES HER IMAGES, WHICH ARE INFUSED BY THE ACOUSTIC QUALITIES OF THE ENVIRONMENT, DRAWING ON WHAT PAUL SHARITS CALLED ‘OPERATIONAL ANALOGUES BETWEEN WAYS OF SEEING AND WAYS OF HEARING’. TO THIS END, HER PHOTOGRAPHS OFTEN ENGAGE PROCESSES THAT ARE COMMON TO THE VISUAL AND THE SONIC, SUCH AS IMPROVISATION, TEXTURE AND REVERBERATION. EQUALLY IMPORTANT ARE THE WAY WE FORM VISUAL GESTALTS FROM REDUCED INFORMATION, AND, IN A BROADER SENSE, THE TENSIONS THAT SHAPE OUR RELATIONSHIPS WITH THE MATERIALITY OF THE WORLD.

 

EDUCATION

 

2012 Master of Philosophy (MPhil), Department of Visual Communication, School of Communications, Royal College Of Art, London -Thesis “The Sonic Photograph”, under the supervision of Al Rees and Jon Wozencroft

2005 MA in Photography, École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie, Arles - High distinctions

2002 DEUG in Philosophy, Université Paris-Sorbonne

 

 

SELECTED INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS

 

2014 Halfway to White, Wu Galeria, Bienal de la Fotografia de Lima

2013 Photography and Sound: Affect, Vibration and Interferences, Royal College of Art, London

2012 Halfway to White, Rencontres d’Arles

2007 Lude, La Camara Lucida Galeria, Barcelona

2007 Lude, Espace Guillaume, Paris

 

 

SELECTED COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS

 

2017 Seeing Sound, HAFNY, NYC

2016 Light Touch Film Night, Pie Factory, Margate

2016 (Im)materialists, Close Up Film Centre, London

2016 The Ecology of Attention: Bedtime Stories, Agora, Berlin

2015 Field Effects, Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles

2015 Memorias Imperiales, Alliance Française, Lima

2014 Imagenes Ayer y Hoy, Casa Rimac, Lima

2014 Fotografias, Wu Galeria, Lima

2014 Nouveau Paysage, Galerie Binôme, Paris

2013 Plat(t)form 2013, Fotomuseum, Winterthur

2012 Show RCA 2012, Royal College of Art, London

2012 Fieldwork II, Exhibition Road, London

2012 Objectified, Charlie Smith Gallery, London

2011 Fieldwork, Regency Town House, Brighton

2008 Filigranes, 20 ans d’Edition, L’imagerie, Lannion

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

BOOKS

2015 Halfway to White, book/CD, in collaboration with the Finnish

composer and sound artist Mika Vainio; Touch Folio 001

2007 Lude, book/DVD, Filigranes Éditions

 

WRITINGS BY

 

2017 Vers Mika Vainio, Optical Sound n°5

2016  Mauvais genre, ed.sébastien lifshitz, photomonitor

2015 The Voyage of Discovery by Carly Steinbrunn, Photomonitor

2014 A Perpetual Season by Grégoire Pujade-Lauraine, Photomonitor

2012 The Sonic Photograph, MPhil thesis, Royal College of Art

 

ESSAYS, REVIEWS, PRESS

 

2016 Discussion with Christiane Monarchi around Mercures, Hatje Cantz Fotoblog

2016 Joséphine Michel & Mika Vainio – Halfway to White, review by Aurelio Cianciotta, Neural

2016 The Pixel is a Note of Birdsong, essay by Daniel C Blight, Source, issue 85

2016 The Unified Artwork, review by Aimee Mollaghan, Source, issue 85

2015 Fade to White, Brainwashed, by Craig Deaton,

2015 Texture and Timbre, interview by Roy Exley, The Photographers’ Gallery Blog

2015 Le blanc contient toutes les couleurs comme il peut engendrer toutes les sensations, entretien, Fisheye

2015 Half-Heard Rhymes, essay by Justin Coombes, Photomonitor

2014 Extract from Halfway to White, Le Nouvel Esprit du Vandalisme

2014 From Halfway to White, essay by Nicky Hamlyn, Photography and Culture

2014 Libro de la Bienal de la Fotografia de Lima

2013 Layers in Tension: the Photographs of Joséphine Michel, essay by Nicky Hamlyn, Sequence

2012 L’École Française, Rencontres d’Arles 2012 catalogue, Actes Sud

2012 À mi-chemin du blanc, Brigitte Hernandez, Le Point

2012 Royal College of Art Show 2012 catalogue

2012 Qu’avez-vous fait de la photographie? 30 ans de L’ENSP, Actes Sud

2011 Extract from (Un)Frozen Improvisation, Le Monde des Livres

2011 Roy Exley interviews Joséphine Michel, Photomonitor

 

 

AWARDS, BURSARIES, RESIDENCIES

 

2016 AGORA: AFFECT Residency, Berlin. The Ecology of Attention

2013 Plat(t)form 2013, Fotomuseum Winterthur. Selected.

2012 RCA Research Bursary, HEFCE

2011 RCA Research Bursary, HEFCE

2010 RCA Research Bursary, HEFCE