AUTODAFÉ | SAMUEL ROUSSEAU
SOLEIL NOIR | SAMUEL ROUSSEAU
March 15 > 31 | VIDEO INSTALLATIONS
GALERIE CLAIRE GASTAUD | 5/7 rue du Terrail
Opening: from Tuesday to Saturday 2PM > 7PM
The video of a fire is projected upon a pile of burnt books. This a a symbol of the demise of the future, of knowledge and of memory as well as an emblem of fundamentalism. In this work, flames are made of letters. The alphabet is consuming itself, the verb burning the verb.
The artist wants to make tension sensible, to transform aggressiveness into poetry. As always poetry transcends moral. This work does not judge, it suggests an eventual breakaway, a world that may change.
Video installation, 2016
HD video projection
Old books, steel, 82x73x73
Video installation, 2017.
Concertina wire, nylon wire, D35 cm.
HD 3D animation video projection, 2017.
Samuel Rousseau is a French contemporary plastic artist. He mainly makes use of video and of computer resources but his means of expression are very varied: sculpture, photography, installation, drawing, plastic arts, digital art.
Samuel Rousseau's digital art wonders about the contemporary world, humanity and mass media. In his works, technology is used in an understated way and its only purpose is to serve a kind of poetry in which virtual and reality cross each other.
In his fictional and often poetic video loops, objects from our everyday life - either recycled or transformed - are coming to life, prompting unexplored topics.