Gregoire Rousseau research articulates round electricity as a form of energy both the arts and everyday life.
Painting surface by the hand and brush, sculpture by shaping volume by the hand and tool, dance by the entire body in movement, all use energy originating from within the human body. Electricity comes from the outside and can be used as a powerful energy to produce motion, sound wave, light, temperature, and as well as to actualize software in digital platforms. Electricity materializes its potentialities to reach the sensible.
For this open studio, Gregoire Rousseau will present a text based installation created in-situ with electric cables and an sculpture experimenting with volume and light.
Electrical engineer and graduated from Helsinki academy of Fine Arts, Gregoire Rousseau teaches in Helsinki academy of Fine Arts. His latest works were exhibited in Triennial Georgia 2018, Kaskl gallery/Berlin, Istanbul art fair, Ex Laboratory gallery Finnish academy of Fine arts, Research pavillon Venise, Kunstpavillon Munich. He co-founded publishing house Rabrab Press.
Grégoire Rousseau (France) is in residence at the Cité internationale des arts through the programme of the Finnish Foundation of the Cité des arts.