A musician, artist, and builder. "My first time at the Flux Factory was when White Limo, my heavy metal band, played at their prom in 2005. We broke their new stage on the first chord of our first song. Shortly thereafter, I found myself working on the Flux show: NOVEL: a living installation. It turned out I would become a frequent collaborator, and at times a muse.
Stéphane Pauvret is an artist, documentary video-maker, and film programmer. He approaches his work with political, poetic, experimental approaches, always linking them to reality. Stephane Pauvret is part of Flux Factory residency thanks to an invitation by Christine Laquet, here to collaborate on a few projects.
As a scenographer, Stéphane gives priority to human contact through numerous collaborations, notably in contemporary dance, theatre and opera. He overturns the conventions of our standard spaces of representation, in order to open up new fields of investigation while maintaining a critical approach to ‘the spectacle’ and the mark it has made on our way of life.
These displacements are spotlights on what he calls the phenomenon of rapid growth in art – the friction between visual arts and performing arts. Finding ways to re-present his theatrical work in a new form off the stage, he makes visible and transparent the mechanisms of the theatre.
Stéphane graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure for Decorative Arts in Strasbourg. He holds a DPEA in stage-design from the School of Architecture of Nantes. He received his post-graduate degree from the International School of Fine-Arts in Nantes. He currently resides in Nantes, where he was bestowed with the Prize for Art-Design in 2004 on behalf of the city.
His current projects include: Frisbee at the Atelier in Nantes, Historias conectadas at the Museum of Contemporary Arts in Recife (Brazil), Real(ity) cuts at the MACBA in Barcelona (Spain), Peripheral Vision and Collective Body at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Bolzano (Italy), and Plus general en particulier at the Frac des Pays de la Loire in Nantes.