You, Copiphora gorgonensis

2020, meditative experience for solo participant and laptop [60']

19/10/20 - premiered by FACT online as part of 'FACT Together' (Liverpool, UK).

22/10/20 - online watch-party and Q&A with Callum Coomber and Maitreyi Maheshwari of FACT Liverpool (Liverpool, UK).

29/12/20 - online watch-party as part of Chaostrawler @ Gängeviertel (Hamburg, DE).

Experience the work here.

'You, Copiphora gorgonensis' is an hour-long meditative experience for online audience focusing on interspecies relationships, psychoacoustics and presence.


Over five stages, participants undergo a metamorphosis into Copiphora gorgonensis, a grasshopper-like insect that - despite 650 million years of evolutionary divergence - miraculously shares our human inner ear structure. Listening, insectoid body-modding and time travel are used to position the interconnected sounding present within the vastness of space and evolutionary time. 



Concept, script, audio/video, webpage, cover art - MICHAELBRAILEY

Narration, electric guitar, dramaturgical support - Callum Coomber

Additional dramaturgical support - Rosalind Ridout

Set-up diagram - Ryan Huff

Trailer participants - Irini Aravidou, Juan Manuel Jaramillo, Tam Thi Pham

Commissioned by FACT (Liverpool, UK) for FACT Together. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England and funded by Liverpool City Council.