Victor Villafagne

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Victor Villafagne

Born in 1995 in Mont-de-Marsan (France)

Victor Villafagne was born in Mont-de-Marsan in 1995 and lives and works in France. He develops sculptures in order to "resolve his own cinematic obsessions" by bringing into play relationships

of force and energy in forms that always generate an intimate relationship to sound. He describes his works as "energy batteries of awareness, taking the form of technological fossils": living entities that have a life of their own, before and after passing through his hands. Perceptual, psycho-acoustic and other cognitive effects play a role in the viewer's interaction with the artist and his work. Victor Villafagne is currently training at Le Fresnoy -- Studio national des arts contemporains where he presented his sculpture project *Near Life Experience *in 2022. His work has been shown at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Paris (2021), the Creux de l'Enfer in Thiers (2020) and the Czech Centre in Paris (2019, 2020).

In collaboration with Flora Bouteille, he has developed projects at Les Subsistances in Lyon and at the Lyon Biennale (2019), and at the Salon de Montrouge (2019). Together they also conceived the radio series "Le palais hermétique de la mémoire", the first episode of which was presented at the Ars Electronica festival. The continuation of the series was broadcast by the Centre d'Art Contemporain d'Ivry-le Crédac (2021).