Romain Philippe

Romain Philippe is a video and visual artist, based in Nantes (FR). His passion for music naturally led him to produce musical and experimental videos and then to live performance.

Close to different artistic collectives, he works mainly from his own personal video recordings filmed during his travels and urban explorations. It seeks to recreate specific universes in order to immerse the viewer. He particularly likes the contrast between the fast beats of electronic music associated with the slowness of his figurative and contemplative images. He diverts images of nature, fauna and flora, but also architecture, to reveal the graphic beauty of the elements, playing on their different materials, scales and perspectives. He gazes a personal look, creating a mood at the same time soft, hovering, sometimes dark, even post-apocalyptic.

VJ resident for Blocaus Paris collective since 2015, he also projected his immersive visuals with Technorama label. These different collaborations led him to work at Rex club, Moulin Rouge Machine, Batofar, Eiffel Docks and George V theater in Paris.

Live Visual Performance

His videos captured most of the time at steadycam and in slow motion, he likes to project his contents for several hours, offering the viewer his perception of the world, transporting him in his universe, while also allowing him the possibility to create his own history. He likes to work long scripts with a start, a climax, a conclusion, sometimes modifying the appearance of the images with visual effects in order to disturb or question the viewer. Thus, during hours of music, the figurative scenes become gradually confused, misty, sometimes spiritual. The perception then changes and leaves space for the imagination of everyone.

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