Mara Miccichè aka IOKOI is a sound-artist based in Zurich. Her debut album «Liquefy» (2016) interweaved physical and virtual spaces by negotiating the various meanings of the self in the digital age. The album was a play with drifting instances of identity and presented live as an interactive AV performance with video artist ARIA. Several songs from «Liquefy» were used for the Chilean series «La Jaurìa» in 2020. IOKOI’s follow up «Tales of Another Felt Sense of Self» is being released on -OUS in spring 2021 as a multi-disciplinary work mixing music and video with olfactory and visual arts.
Mara Miccichè obtained a MA degree in Pop from the Zurich University of the Arts and participated in the temporary «Master of Voice» programme at Sandberg Institute. She created the installation «Reset into Silence» for Zurich’s «Stadtsommer» at the botanical garden in 2013 and curated the musical programme of Videosoundart festival Milano in 2014.
She was Artist-in-Residence at Moods Zurich and awarded the Aïda Alliman Prize in 2017. Over the years, Mara Miccichè has improvised live-soundtracks to silent movies in various formations and toured South America and China mul- tiple times with the Institute for Incoherent Cinematography. She recorded voices for H.R. Giger’s movie «Dark Star», and works with various theatre and movie directors. In collabora- tion with videographer Michele Foti she creates videos and installations for various fashion and design clients.
Mara Miccichè is co-founder of the music label -OUS and the multi-disciplinary collective MADAM.