Jean-Michel Rolland


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A musician and a painter for a long time, I focus on video art and audiovisual performances to make my two favorite medium meet: sound and image.
At the origin of each of my creations, musicality plays a role as important as image does and each one influences the other by transmediality.
The result is a series of experimental works where sound and image are so inseparable that the one without the other would lose its meaning.
I particularly appreciate using short sequences (samples) and repeat them all along my experimentations, wishing to transfigure commonplaces into coherent work.
The sequences are treated as mere utensils, found objects, used to create visual and musical compositions at a time.
Unlike Scriabine's, Kandinsky's or even Schoenberg's works with whom I identify, neither sound or image come first ; the two mediums take birth in a same creative impulse intended to be reactivated... more on

Awards :
 Award of the Foundation for Polish-German Cooperation, October 2013, 22.dokumentART (Germany and Poland), with LA COURSE (The Race)
 2nd place award at Sustainability Shorts Film Competition, April 2013, Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina of Greensboro (USA) with RUNNING WATER
 The Five Best Videos of The International Video Art Review THE 01, Poland, January 2013, with NEONS MELODY
 Most innovative work prize at Digital Graffiti, Alys Beach, Florida (USA), June 2012, with NEONS MELODY
 Mention from the jury at Artaq, Angers (France), April 2012, with NEONS MELODY

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