MICHAELBRAILEY is based between Hamburg (DE) and Manchester (UK). His work focuses on sense-making in the face of the conspiratorial, depressive and ecstatic, often through the screen as an interface into veiled archives or geo-techno-political systems that spawn anxious contemporaneity.
Recent/ongoing projects include artist-in-residence with ensemble NEKO3 (Copenhagen, DK); the meditative experience 'You, Copiphora gorgonensis' commissioned by gallery FACT (Liverpool, UK), festival Hauptsache Frei (Hamburg, DE) and guitarist Callum Coomber (Suffolk, UK); and the EP 'the broken heart is more than a metaphor it is terraforming in action' released via Astral Plane Recordings (Los Angeles, US).
Michael has worked with multimedia composer Alexander Schubert, composer-performers Bastard Assignments, rapper/performance artist Iceboy Violet, machine learning specialist Laura Ibáñez, physical performance group SHOAL, queer-dominated DJ collective boygirl and more. He has performed, DJ'd or shown work at Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Tate Modern, Tate Britain (London, UK); Snape Maltings (Aldeburgh, UK); ZKM (Karlsruhe, DE); Kampnagel, LICHTHOF Theater, Kraftwerk Bille, Pudel (Hamburg, DE); Godsbanen (Aarhus, DK) and elsewhere. He has hosted on radio stations including NTS and ma3azef; supported/performed with artists including Tirzah, Anz and Colin Self; and has been written about in publications including Dazed, FACT and AQNB.
He curates VIRTUALLYREALITY, an events series programming adventurous new music and performance in Manchester since 2017. He also hosts a monthly radio residency on HALLO: Radio and recently studied for a Masters in Multimedia Composition with Alexander Schubert at HfMT (Hamburg, DE).
photography by Irini Aravidou