Robin Labriaud (FR)

This project is the result of an immersion in the automotive world. I took an interest in robot arms. Not as a superhuman machine but as a machine producing movement.
Moreover since my earliest projects, I have been trying to pass emotions through the movements and gestures of the body. The gestures made by robot arms remind us of our own. They are an identical copy of these, with perfect duplication.
I diverted robot arms from their industrial work and used them in a way that gives them a poetic task: choreographic movement.
The virtual universe enabled me to call into question the language of cinema by using algorithms to create an infinite sequence shot.
In this sequence shot, three cameras make random movements creating mysterious scenarii.
The result is a poetic invitation to contemplate machines in perpetual motion, and to confront the viewer with a work in real time in this age of the dictatorship of time, which seems to be growing ever shorter.
I am not trying to explain something, I just want to show this phenomenon and let it play out in front of the beholder, like a hypnotic spell.

Design Renault, Fabrice Gottini, Renault Douai, Mathilde Clay, Elsa Casado, Valentine Gelin, Alexis Hallaert, Charles Gallay, Thibaut Rostagnat, Éric Prigent, Benoît Mangin, Marion Laval-Jeantet, Cyprien Quairiat, Sébastien Cabour, Kuka.

Robin Labriaud
Robin Labriaud France
Promotion Chantal Akerman

Born in France in 1990, a graduate of the Beaux-Arts, Robin Labriaud makes works at the border of reality and fiction. His films and visual works are visual poems that can be appreciated in a dilated time frame in which we are able to concentrate on the details that make up his images. He works mainly in video, installation and sound and his pieces have been seen at contemporary art events and at the Louvre-Lens, as well as in Beijing. He is currently based in Lille (France), where he is doing a post-diploma course at Le Fresnoy - Studio National des Arts Contemporains.


École des beaux-arts de Biarritz (DNAP). ESA, Tourcoing (DNESP).

Filmographie / Diffusion
Les Reflets au bord du temps, 2016
2017 Saison Vidéo, Retranchement

Levant, 2015 2016 Saison Vidéo, Peau d’Ambre
Louvre-Lens, WEEL16, Lens

Production : Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains