Instances when art and music have creatively coincided run like gold blood through popular culture. The music world runs wild with art school graduates carving new terrain from the likes of David Bowie and Freddy Mercury, to M.I.A., Grimes and Kanye West. The experimental gifts of art college run through every creative act in Michelle Xen’s world, from the beats and sounds crafted on her laptop, the videos she collaborates on, the sculptures she creates, the garments she riffs with designers over and the stage show that is ahead of the curve. Her music would be the beginnings of an ongoing project in art-pop exploration, amalgamating colours, bass, textures, pop and iconography, later extending into a live performance component to include her full live band, Michelle Xen + The Neon Wild.

Creative partner of Bleach* Festival since 2011