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Mic Gruchy

Mic Gruchy is a video artist, film and documentary maker whose work spans the fields of theatre, opera, dance, installation, feature film and television. He has been an important figure in the integration of video and digital media artworks into theatre, dance and opera over the last 20 years.

Trained as an actor and acrobat at Queensland University of Technology and Sydneyʼs Ensemble Studios, Mic Gruch worked producing videos for the art and independent scenes in Sydney. He went on to edit the feature film The Combination, and directed, edited and produced numerous documentaries and television commercials.

In 2010 Mic produced the groundbreaking visuals for Wrong Skin by Performing Lines featuring Yolgnu dancers (The Chookys). Other recent works include video artist for Wesley Enoch’s I Am Eora for the 2012 Sydney Festival, My Bicycle Loves You for Legs on the Wall, and Damned Souls & Turning Wheels for the Biennale of Sydney.

Mic has also worked on projects with companies such as Opera Australia, Griffin Theatre Company and the Flying Fruit Fly Circus. In his quest to extend the experiential possibilities of interactive space, together with his brother and long time partner Tim Gruchy, Mic began working on Time.emiT in 2012, a large-scale immersive 360-degree projection in which interactive sensors and software allow both performers and the public to control elements of the vision and sound.

Time.emiT is being developed for the major festivals in Australia and New Zealand. 2013 will also see him developing a new touring production with Splintergroup and Animal Farm Collective and a new production for the 50th anniversary of Storm Boy in a co-production of Barking Gecko and the Sydney Theatre Company.

Lives and works

Australia
Selected works
From Infinitude, via d'archive
From Infinitude, via d'archive – from Infinitude, via d/Archive