We have the pleasure of inviting you to the masterclass by Swiss artist Michaela Müller, the director of the award-winning “Miramare” and “Airport”!
Masterclass: Michaela Müller
December 5th, 2018, 3:15 PM
High School of Arts in Supraśl, 1 Kościuszki Square
In cooperation with: Embassy of Switzerland in Poland
Michaela Müller was born in St. Gallen, Switzerland. She graduated with an MA in Animation and New Media from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, Croatia and holds a diploma as drawing and crafts teacher from the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts.
Michaela Müller explores the connections between paint and film, encompassing short animated films, installations and collaborations in a theatrical context such as opera and performance projects. Müller’s acclaimed eight-minute film, Miramare (2009), made its international premiere at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, and has been shown at more than one hundred festivals since that time. It has won eighteen awards, among them the Grand Prix of Animateka International at the Animation Festival Ljubljana, the Golden Centaur for Best Debut Film at Message to Man Film Festival in St. Petersburg, and the Swiss Film Prize Quartz. In 2012 Müller was invited as an artist in residence at Location One, New York, where she exhibited her animated installations Transit and Conductivity. In September 2012 she convened in Zagreb with dancer Zrinka Šimičić Mihanović and sound artist Fa Ventilato to launch the multimedia performance Trag/Trace/Spur at the Zagreb Museum of Contemporary Art. In 2015 she contributed painted animations for the opera production Orlando (G.F. Handel), which premiered at Madlenianum in Belgrade. Her animated short film Airport premiered 2017 at Animafest Zagreb and was in the official selection of Toronto International Film Festival, Annecy International Animation Festival, DOK Leipzig, Slamdance, and Nashville Film Festival. The film won among other prizes the Swiss Film Award Quartz for Animation in 2018, and the Silver Hugo for Best Animation at the Chicago International Film Festival.
Miramare, 35mm, 8’ (2010)
Airport, DCP, 10’35” (2017)