Sébastien Robert (FR)
Sébastien Robert (1993, FR) is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher who develops a practice at the intersection of visual and sound art, technology, scientific and ethnographic research. Most of his projects revolve around a research cycle You’re no Bird of Paradise, through which he explores endangered indigenous rituals, music and cosmologies. These centuries-old cultures and advanced knowledge of the world are under threat due to complex and intertwined technological, societal and ecological issues.
Beyond simple documentation, yet not an ambitious ethnographic archiving project, he aims to translate these immaterial resources into long-lasting tangible works of art made of materials that echo the traditions of the communities encountered and the geo-specificities of the territories explored.
Sebastien’s work has recently been exhibited at 5020 (Salzburg, AT), MU ArtSpace (Eindhoven, NL) and Global Seed Vault (Svalbard, NO) and has performed at various internationally recognised festivals such as Rewire (The Hague, NL), Organik (Hualien, TW) and Mirage (Lyon, FR).
Why Sébastien Robert?
“As an interdisciplinary artist and researcher he is developing a practice at the intersection of visual and sound art, technology, scientific and ethnographic research. Through his work, Sébastien searches for possibilities to create an engaged and expanding artistic dialogue between indigenous perspective and technology questioning our perception of our environment and highlighting the epistemological diversity of the world we inhabit.”