Anne-Flore de Rochambeau

About my artistic practice:

The individual is social and is partly constituted by its environment. This aspect of our behaviour fascinates me and leads me to the search of a gesture reflecting impulses that carry us and influence our evolution.

I am particularly interested in the intimate cohabitation established between the individual and his environment, how it can influence its emotional and physical behaviours. Our relationship with the environment is such a fine woven canvas of intangible connections between elements evolving in a common space. My work is built around these connections which we do not perceive or do not understand, these dynamics that influence our evolution mostly unconsciously.

My practice evolves towards the construction of complex and sensitive space architectures. Affirming a conceptual and refined choreographic universe in which the sensitive body plays a central role, I focus on building a sensory relationship with the viewer.


About Fadeout:

The human body is an intricate and auto-regulated engine designed to adapt and transform as we age. Fadeout reveals a study of this perpetually transforming machine. The choreography questions the body’s capacity to self-regulate upon the appearance of anomalies that entail an excessive degeneration or proliferation of certain cells, to the point auto-destruction.

The proposed piece invites the viewer into a desert-like ambiance where a creature extricates itself from the void in order to feel alive. In search of an inexhaustible fertile land, a race driven by survival towards time and flesh emerges at the risk of losing oneself in the excess of our thirst and desires.



Illustration: © Youloune



Photo: © David Wong


My reflexions around this work: 

Our first way of interacting with what surrounds us is through our body.
We go to the gym to control our shape, we use creams and products to manage the flaws of our skin, we orchestrate our meals as we build a business plan....
Today technologies and our lifestyles tend to reduce the intuitive use of our body.
We give so much credit to intellectual and rationalized approach that even intuitive and organic mechanisms are being more and more controlled.
By altering our appearances this way, are we deflecting our true selves?

My research in Fadeout is nourished by this paradox of life and destruction within ourselves. We evolve and make decisions through our body and mind and even if they are driven by our thirst of life and longevity, both the intuitive and rational approaches can tend to suffocate and erase some part of who we are.



Illustration: © Youloune



Photo: © David Wong