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by Miche O’higgins

Miche O’higgins (she/her) is an artist and organiser working across writing, costume design, 3D design and performance. Her interdisciplinary studio practice, Lab for Slippery Instincts, is interested in collaborative projects and processes that muddy the boundaries of the natural, forging strange and grotesque new intimacies with the synthesised ecologies of the anthropocene.

Through embodied and performative methodologies, Lab for Slippery Instincts researches the ways in which our relationship to our environment and changing climate is constructed by technology and seeks out new ways to deepen our relation to alien timescales and non-human perspectives.

Non-humans, amphibians and otherworldly entities appear frequently in these works that weave between drag, speculative histories and multisensory science fictions. Finding ways for immersive storytelling and participatory performance to open space for vulnerability and community is at the centre of this ongoing practice.

Miche is also co-initiator and organiser of Queer Futures Writing Lab.

I am open to new collaborations and jobs. Get in touch! 



Participating Artist, Weatherscapes Lab, FIBER. January 2023 

Artist in Residence,
Foreign Objekts
October - current 2022

Artist in Residence, 
V2 Lab for Unstable Media
July - September 2022

Co-founder and organiser, Queer Futures, Feb 2022 - Current 

Production Assistant and Researcher, Studio ANRK.
Feb 2021-current

Production Assistant,
School of Machines, Making and Make Believe, Berlin.
Oct 2020-Dec 2021

Artist in Residence
, Superfluous, London. April-June 2021

Artist in Residance, Cel de Nord, Remote. 
March 2021

Freelance Illustration, RCKT, Berlin. Sept 2020 - current  

Copywriter and Design Intern, Arvid & Marie. 2019

Studio Assistant, Output Arts, London. 2019

Set Designer, Lewisham Youth Theatre. 2018

Freelance Art Direction, Balenciaga, London. 2018

Freelance Videographer,  2018-2020


Upcoming: Meditations from the Symbiocene at the Goethe Institute, Rotterdam
December 2022 

Summer Sessions Test Lab,
V2 Lab for Unstable Media 
September, 2022
Bodies of Work, Superfluous Gallery, London. April 2021

AnoyXCreatives, LondonAugust 2020

Hey Look, Something is Happening, BA Design Graduation Show, Online.July 2020

Themselves Warehouse Exhibition, London. April 2019

School for Civic Action with Public Works at Tate Exchange, London. 2019

Talks / Workshops / Performances /  Publications 

Workshop, “Spooky Writing at a Distance; Interference and Eavesdropping”
Queer Futures,
October 2022

Yearning for Hypersea, AL.Berlin
October 2022  

Workshop, “
Interactive Imagining”
Queer Futures,
September 2022  

Online Publication,“analog/digital” /this Zine,
August 2022  

Workshop, “Sculpting Time; exericises in designing alternate temporal systems”
with Alex Scobie, 
Queer Futures,
July 2022

Contributor, Sticky Fingers mail-out,
“In the beginning there was nothing but karaoke”
May 2022  

Workshop, “Worldbuilding through the senses”, 
Queer Futures, May 2022

, Deep Sea Cafe Babette, Berlin 
April 2022 

Host and Performer, Variety Show, Zorrow Bar, Berlin. December 2021

Contributer, The Drudgery Newsletter, “The Job Hunter” 2021

Workshop, Meme Making Workshop, Superfluous Gallery, London. June 2021

Workshop, CV Workshop, Superfluous Gallery, London. May 2021

Contributer, Sticky Fingers FDBNHLLLTTF, “Paperworks of Belonging” 2021
Workshop,The Fourth Dimension and How to Get There, Five Bells, London. April 2020

Workshop, Useless L(AI)bour, Limehouse Town Hall, London. 2019

Performer and writer, Tomorrow’s Great Pageant, Post Workers Theatre, Bedford. 2019

Speaker, Challenging the Work Society Summit by Autonomy. 2019 

BA Design, Goldsmiths University of London,
1st Class Hons 2017-2020

Art Foundation Diploma, Central Saint Martins, UAL, London
Distinction 2016-2017


Institute for Post-natural studies, Xenoxenoxeno, Nov - Dec 2022  

Ecology of Love, Advana, participant, Nov - Dec 2022 

Participant, Making Futures Schol, Raumlabour, Berlin. July 2019

Participant, School for Civic Action, Public Works, London. 2019