Cindy Coutant (FR)

My work explores the relationship between man and the living and non-living, the traces of mating and infectious exchanges with which he is marked as he frequents, domesticates and eats the species he cohabits with; as he develops technological objects which, in return, shape his subjectivity and transform his nature. In installations, speculative stories and films, I capture and reveal signs of the critical existential situation faced by man at a time of major ecological crisis and industrial transition, which have resulted in a loss of bearings and a need for him to call into question his condition, his beliefs, and his place with the world.

This year I began working on an artistic thesis with Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains and Université de Lille in order to extend my research and to create a community of artists, writers and researchers capable of reflecting on a new cosmo-technology, one of the expressions of which would be the human being. This first phase is advancing on two fronts, theoretical and artistic, and I shall be exhibiting the state of my research for Panorama 21.

Nathalie Delbard, Julien Prévieux et Félix Luque Sánchez

Cindy Coutant
Cindy Coutant France
Promotion Michelangelo Antonioni

Cindy Coutant is an artist and PhD student (Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains/Université de Lille). Her work mainly explores the desire of the living to connect with beings and things, the co-evolution between species or techno-species, and human beings’ need to find meaning in information about the world. Her installations, films and augmented readings are close to the science fiction genre and are developed through writing. They explore various issues, such as love in the time of technological espionage, affective economies, the grammar of anxiety and alternative accounts of the creation of the world.


2017, édition d'un livre aux éditions du Confort Moderne
Lauréate du dispositif Création en Cours pour le projet Langage Machine, esprit étendu.

2016, Exposée au Salon du Salon, Marseille, au Palais de Tokyo, Paris.
Lauréate du dispositif "Post-Production" (résidence à Lieu Commun, Toulouse, exposition au Frac L.-R., Montpellier) ; du dispositif "<3" (résidences à Zebra3, Bordeaux, au Confort Moderne, Poitiers, LAC&S Lavitrine, Limoges ; expositions personnelles dans les 3 lieux).
Résidence d'écriture numérique à la Maison de la littérature de Québec (avec Productions Rhizome, Québec, et Le Cube, Issy les Moulineaux).

De 2012 à 2015, participe à des projets de recherche (avec Paris 8, la Faculté des Beaux-Arts de Lisbonne, l'Êcole des Beaux-Arts de Toulouse), ainsi qu'à des expositions collectives.

2012 - DNSEP avec les félicitation du jury - Esa des Pyrénées - Tarbes

Formation au Conservatoire de Bordeaux (éléctroacoustique) et à l'Êcole Supérieure d'Art des Pyrénées

    Production : Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains