Fran et Jim
Fran Lejeune and
Jean-Michel Rolland
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JEAN-MICHEL ROLLAND
Digital Arts



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FRAN

JIM



VIDEO ART
2018
RESISTANCE


WASTE


LA ROUE


MUSICAL LANDSCAPES
Series of 5 videos


TRACES:BIRDS


TRACES:WAVES


LITTLE BY LITTLE


GROWING TREES
UPON NEW YORK


2017
THE PARTISAN


COLLATERAL DAMAGE


DRIFTING


PASSAGE


2016
DON'T BE AFRAID


THE SUNSET DOORS


GOODBYE GLACIERS


2015
TYPO


THE TEMPEST


6 OPERAS


SLOWDOWN#2


2014
HANG ON


SLOWDOWN#1


THE PUCK


2013
LA COURSE (The Race)


SON ET LUMIERE


EMPTY WATER


THE BRAINSWEEPER


CICADAS IN THE SUN


2012
FIRST PERSON SHOOTER


SMILES AND SLAPS


BURNING MATCHES


RUNNING WATER


TECHNO GARBAGE MEN


LA NOYADE (The Drowning)


THE DEADMAN SHOW


BLOWER


DRIBBLING ALONE


THE UNKNOWN SKATER


CYCLING IN RHYTHM


2011
NEONS MELODY


ACOMMUNICATION


TRAINING DOORS


TECHNO TOOLS


BUBBLE POPS


HAPPY BIRTHDAY


BILLIARDS MELODY


TIME MELODY


ERROR SYSTEM


CARS MELODY


MURMURES
NEWS
• September 1 to 30 : screenings at Inner Space Gallery in Dallas (USA)
• September 6 : screening at Media Summer Night in Hilversum (The Netherlands) - The One Minutes
• September 15 : installation at Electrofringe in Redfern (Australia)
• September 17 to 21 : screening at Bideodromo in Bilbao (Spain)
• September 21 to 23 : screening at Wexford Documentary Film Festival (Ireland)
• September 22 : screening at The Unseen Festival, Denver (USA)
• September 27 to October 7 : screening at Reykjavík International Film Festival (Iceland) - The One Minutes
• September 28 to 30 : screening at Facade Video Festival in Plovdid (Bulgaria)
• September 29 to November 9 : screenings at The Exchange Gallery in Bloomsburg (USA)
• October 10 to 16 : screening at Shanghai Tower (China) - The One Minutes
• October 13 to 20 : screening at CineEco in Seia (Portugal)
• October 16 to 19 : screening at Intermediaciones in Medellin (Colombia)
• October 18 to 28 : screening at Local, 783 rue Saint-Joseph Est, Québec
• October 25 to 30 : screening at Ji.hlava in Prague (Czech Republic)
• October 25 to November 3 : screening at Joburg Fringe VideoART! in Johannesburg (South Africa)
• October 26 to November 25 : screening at Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Arts (AMNUA) (China) - The One Minutes
• November 1 : screening at nodoCCS in Caracas (Venezuela)
• November 14 : screening at Ecole Supérieure d'Art d'Aix-en-Provence (France) - Instants Vidéo
• November : screening at VIDEOFEST2K18 in Mexicali (Mexico)
• December 12 to 16 : screening at Alternative Film/Video Festival 2018 in Novi Beograd (Serbia)
• December 14 to 16 : screening at FIVA Festival in Buenos Aires (Argentina)



TRACES:BIRDS wins the One Minute Trophy at Festival do Minuto (Brazil)



MUSICAL CELLULAR AUTOMATA




BIOGRAPHY

Jean-Michel Rolland is a French artist born in 1972.

A long time a musician and a painter, he brings together his two passions - the sound and the image - in digital arts since 2010.
Through video art works, generative art, audiovisual performances and interactive installations, he questions the temporality, a genuine fourth dimension inherent to moving image, as well as the duality between his two favorite mediums, the sound and the visual.

His formal research is guided by the desire to reveal the intrinsic nature of our perceptual environment and to twist it to better give new realities to the world around us.

His works, always very experimental, are a reflection of the sometimes unexpected internal world of their author and are however the object of an important diffusion abroad. Several have been rewarded for their originality, by Digital Graffiti in Miami (USA), Multimatograf (Russia), dokumentART (Germany and Poland), the University of North Carolina (USA), Festival do Minuto (Brazil), Artaq (France) and The International Video Art Review (Poland).

Convinced that dematerialization of the digital arts is more a strength than a weakness, he leaves access to most of his productions on his website



CONTACT
jimrolland13@gmail.com



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ARTIST STATEMENT
As a long time musician and painter, dissatisfied with the difficulty reconciling the practice of those two disciplines, I have devoted myself, since 2010, to digital arts. Thus my two favorite media meet: the sound and the image.

Through moving image in different forms (video art, generative art, audiovisual performances, interactive installations), I strive to reveal new realities in the world around me. I ruminate on the notion of temporality and the duality of digital arts: the interplay of the sound and the image.

Until 2016, the origin of each of my creations was music. It played a role as important as the image as they influenced each other in an equal relationship. This relation had to take place by natural complementarity (in video art, the constraint of never detaching the audio track from the video track from the initial shot), by co-construction (matching the audio to the video and vice versa as the main element of the creative process) or by cogeneration (in generative art, generation of sound and image by the same algorithms). It resulted in works in which sound and image were so inseparable that one without the other would have lost all meaning.

This period is not over yet, but due to intensive practice, other interests have emerged over time, especially the notion of duration. Unlike the traditional arts, the art of moving image has this fourth dimension which, as with the first three, is first of all to be mastered in order to deliver a coherent work, but which can also become fertile ground for experimentation when one tries to extract its essence.

The works which I described above were already very engaged with this problem, especially through the invented notion of rhythm'n'split where the moving image undergoes a visual but also temporal découpage in a musical logic. However, learning the Java language (which I primarily used to produce generative works of art and interactive installations) allowed me to understand temporality in new ways by giving me the power over the pixel. It is through this research on the succession of each point in each image of a film (or series of photographs) that my current works are based. The result includes videos in which the photographic trace is reintroduced, others which give a temporality to a succession of still images by different techniques, and others which are still to come.
INTERACTIVE ART
CONFIANCE


BODY INSTRUMENT II


BODY INSTRUMENT


HERTZIAN LABYRINTH


INDIAN GENERATIVE



INTERACTIVE VJING



GENERATIVE ART
MUSICAL CELLULAR
AUTOMATA


GENERATIVE MUSIC
PATTERNS


EPHEMERES


DISOBEDIENCE
Generative music


MELTING POT (Series)


BIOSPHERE


THE ENDLESS JOURNEY


INTERSTELLAR DANCE


EXCLUSION (Series)


DIGITAL OCULAR HARPSICHORD


DIGITAL HAIKUS


PRAIRIES


FOLLOWERS


DIGITAL BARBED WIRE



ART FOR ANDROID
PRODUCTIONS


DADA'S NOT DEAD



AUDIOVISUAL
PERFORMANCES

BRAIN MUSIC


RDV à New Delhi


THE UNKNOWN SKATER


THE GAP


LAMPEDUSA


ERROR SYSTEM


NEONS MELODY



INTERACTIVE
MULTIMEDIA NOVELS

LES MAITRES DU VAISSEAU


LA REVOLUTION DES TENEBRES


LE DERNIER HOMME



CREATIVE CODING
TEACHING THE CODE



DOCUMENTARIES
METZ EN IMMERSION


ALTER EGO 2014


ALTER EGO 2013