Cécile Babiole is a french artist based in Paris. In the 80s she is first active in the music field, then in electronic and digitals arts. Her creations combine visual and audio arts through installations and performances that investigate digital medias with irony. Image, sound and interactivity are the components of her practice. From performance dispositive to participative installations, her recent work concentrate more on technology issues. She aims to transpose and twist around the standardised uses in the field of creation. The industry and apparatus appears like a common thread running throughout all her work : engines or sewing machines concerts, installations on a bus or in a mine, digital making. Cecile Babiole integrates the field of mechanical device and mass culture to draw a confrontation between creativity and determinism, past and present usage, obsolete and contemporary techniques.

 Her work has been exhibited internationally : Centre Pompidou Paris, Mutek – Montreal Elektra, Fact Liverpool, MAL Lima, NAMOC Beijing… and distinguished with numerous awards and grants : Ars Electronica, Locarno, prix SCAM, bourse Villa Médicis, Transmediale Berlin, Stuttgart Expanded Media Festival…

She is also a member of the artists-curators collective Le sans titre and Roberte la Rousse.

PDF : Biography — oct 2014