Jean-Michel Rolland (France)

Jean-Michel Rolland

participant in
SFC – Shoah Film Collection

A musician and a painter for a long time, I focus on video art 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 videos 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 like to identify, neither sound or image come first ; the two mediums take birth in a same creative impulse intended to be reactivated.

o Recent screenings :
02/2012 : « Directors Lounge 8 », Berlin (Germany)
o 02/2012 : « Novi Sad Cultural Center » (Serbia)
o 02-03/2012 : « Activa – 2012 », Oviedo (Spain)
o 02-03/2012 : « 17 Days », Western Michigan University (USA)
o 03/2012 : « Collision 17 », AXIOM Center for New and Experimental Media, Boston (USA)
o 04/2012 : « The One Minutes », Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
o 04/2012 : « Festival Internacional de la Imagen », Caldas University (Colombia)
o 04/2012 : « West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival », West Virginia University (USA)
o 04/2012 : “Midas Touch Video Hour, episode 1”, New York (USA)
o 04/2012 : « Artaq », Angers (France)
o 05-06/2012 : “Charlotte Street Arts Center”, Fredericton (Canada)
o 06/2012 : “Digital Graffiti”, Alys Beach (Florida, USA)
o 06-07/2012 : “Multiplexer”, Las Vegas (USA)