Lose My Cool is the first single from Michelle Xen’s EP – ON FOR YOU.
Director, Editor: Michelle Xen Director of Photography, Co-Director: Jared Bazley Filming assistance by Kyrin Bazley Chair concept design by Michelle Xen, Rozina Suliman and Timothy Brown, chair design and fabrication by Adam Wigg, Lisa De Re and Michael Vagg, chair funded by the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Art
Swimming Pools is a cover of the music single by Kendrick Lamar. Michelle Xen collaborated with international pole dancer Travis Scott to reinterpret and pay homage to the Kendrick Lamar hit in this music video cover.
SYNAESTHSIAC is a multidisciplinary project across music, art and performance. Featuring the single L.O.V.E. produced by Quan Yeomans of Regurgitator, the music video incorporated a series of art installations and custom costumes.
Supported by the Creative Sparks Grants Program, an initiative of Brisbane City Council in partnership with the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
Electro Comb saw the transformation of inner city Fish Lane Studios into a one-night-only collaborative performance event across music, dance and sculptural costume. The project was built around the experimental pop music release Electro Comb written and produced by Michelle Xen. Costumes were developed by artist and photographer Gerwyn Davies who created four bespoke headpieces for the dance performers in Electro Comb. The project also involved a shortlisted team of creative interns who developed and produced wearable sculptural accessories for the cast of the music video.
Project Credits: Written and produced by Michelle Xen Mixed and mastered by Yanto Browning Released by Paper Street Records Music video Directed by Michelle Xen Director of Photography Jared Bazley Edited by Michelle Xen Colourist: Jared Bazley Photo Documentation by Black Bee Studio Choreographed by Courtney Scheu Dancers:
Main protagonist: Nick Costume Design by Gerwyn Davies Make-up Artist: Lucille Korponay Creative Collaborators: Joel Devereux Melissa Poole Chaihui Tseng
Project Managers: Michelle Xen and Carly Dickenson Many thanks to Tristan Berry at Paper Street Records Many thanks to the artists, creatives, dancers and volunteers who participated in the making of this video.
Supported by iAM Projects and Fish Lane Studios Supported by Brisbane City Council Creative Sparks Grant
Performed By Michelle Xen Written and Produced by Michelle Xen Additional Production by Andy Mak and Scott Horscroft Drums performed by Sam Mitchell Recording Engineer Jackson Barclay Mix Engineer Scott Horscroft Directed by Michelle Xen and Jared Bazley Director of Photography Jared Bazley Edited by Michelle Xen Colour Graded by Jared Bazley Make up by Lucille Korponay Creative Team | Mariam Ella Arcilla, Lucille Korponay, Stephanie Ganfield and Michelle Xen
Filmed at The Walls Gallery, Miami. Recorded at The Grove Studios. This recording has received funding from the Australia Council for the Arts.
My Cells is a multimedia project involving a self-produced pop song, music video and art science collaboration with the assistance of bio-artist Svenja Kratz.
During the production of the song My Cells, artist Svenja Kratz supervised the extraction of skin cells for propagation and documentation. Blood samples were also taken and documented and layered into the footage of the My Cells music video, filmed at The Edge.
Written and produced by: Michelle Xen Directed and edited by: Michelle Xen Director of Photography: Jared Bazley Bio-art consultant: Svenja Kratz
Developed as part of a residency as a Sound Catalyst at The Edge, State Library of Queensland. Thanks to the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, QUT.