Jean-Michel Rolland is a French artist born in 1972. A long time a musician and a painter, he brings together his two passions – the sound and the image – in digital arts since 2010. Through video artworks, generative art, audiovisual performances and interactive installations, he questions the temporality, a genuine fourth dimension inherent to moving image, as well as the duality between his two favorite mediums, the sound and the visual. His formal research is guided by the desire to reveal the intrinsic nature of our perceptual environment and to twist it to better give new realities to the world around us. His works, always very experimental, are a reflection of the sometimes unexpected internal world of their author and are however the object of an important diffusion abroad. Several have been rewarded for their originality, by Digital Graffiti in Miami (USA), Multimatograf (Russia), dokumentART (Germany and Poland), the University of North Carolina (USA), Festival do Minuto (Brazil), Artaq (France) and The International Video Art Review (Poland).
November in Marseille, starlings gather on a crane before their big departure to Africa. Will their freedom of movement forever remain a distant dream for humanity? The photographic trace, lost with the film, is here reinvented to show the flight of birds under a new aspect. Inspired by Muybridge’s chronophotographies which were useful for science because they showed the different stages of a movement, I try here to do the opposite : mix all the stages of a movement to show the patterns created by nature, as if retinal persistence lasted long enough to allow us approaching reality in a more global way in terms of temporality.
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