Julien Creuzet

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Born in 1986 in Blanc-Mesnil (France), lives and works in Montreuil (France)

Collective and subjective appropriation of a West Indian historical narrative, liberating static cultural categories, and creating an equivocal poetic circuit with multiple centres of gravity are all processes at work in the work of Julien Creuzet. For the Biennale de Lyon, the young artist has created a work that is both poetic and political. Working with the technological and social tools of our time, he has created a deliberately heterogeneous work: a visual and sonic collage of first-person comments, references to a common history, and signs from pop-culture.

 

Ricochets, les galets que nous sommes finiront par couler (Épilogue), 2017

The collective and subjective reappropriation of a West Indian historical narrative, the liberation of static cultural categories, and the production of an equivocal poetic circuit with multiple centres of gravity. Following Edouard Glissant’s “archipelic” thinking, all these processes are involved in Julien Creuzet’s work. For the Biennale de Lyon, the young artist has created a work that is both poetic and political. Working with the technological and social tools of our time, he has created a deliberately heterogeneous work: a visual and sonic collage of first-person comments, references to a common history, and signs from pop-culture. "On the ground, a short cut to multiple forms. A boat cover seems to float, hanging in the air, crystallized by chromium plating and electrolysis. The wing of a plane supports a bouquet of flowers from paradise [...]”Julien Creuzet’s title for his work is only a summary of it: the real title is the poem that accompanies the work.

 

En suspens (...), 2014

In keeping with the archipelagic thinking of Martinique-born philosopher Edouard Glissant, French artist Julien Creuzet transcribes the fleeting beauty of a single moment in life, in his video work En suspens (…) (‘In suspense’). A fleeting expression of intense emotion, coupled with a haiku (the concise Japanese poetic form composed of three lines of five, seven and five syllables respectively).

 

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