Cindy Coutant is a visual artist based in Paris. Her films, installations and augmented readings focus on the slimy aspects of life intertwined with technology, the triumph of slobber over language, and the dumb whims of the western world to master an elusive nature.

Currently @Cité des Arts, Paris
PhD candidate (ULille/Le Fresnoy)
Complice @La HEAD - Genève

Co-founder of l4bouche
Co-editor @Excès

NOW
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. Sounds of Earth Part. 2: Afterlife, mixtape w/ Théo Pozoga (commissioned by FRAC Corsica)
. Entretien (fr) @Trou Noir
. Group show Un musée à soi, MRAC Occitanie, Sérignan (FR)

RECENT PAST
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.03.12 From Bellies to Tentacles (cur. La Satellite), @That’s what x said, Brussels, (BE)
.18.06-27.11 Biotopia, Le Pavillon, Namur (BE)
.27.09 More than living (Open source body festival) @Cité des arts - Paris (cur. Ewen Chardronnet & Nataša Petresin-Bachelez)
.21.07 Nina et les robots live performance @MAMCO Genève (CH)
04.06-21.07 Des voix traversées, IAC, Villeurbanne (FR)
.9-12.06 Secret Garden of Porn, Melt Festival, Ferropolis - Gräfenhainichen (DE)
.19.05-30.05 World Scraps, La Volonté93, Saint-Ouen (FR) 


︎ Email
︎ l4bouche
︎ Excès
HIGH-TECH AFFECTS & COLLAPSED FUTURE




This research deciphers the unthought, untold and the insecurities on which the rhetoric of progress, the culture of science fiction and the imaginaries of the future are based, through a genealogy of the technological narrative that unfolded starting 1984 - in the neoliberal turn, the spectrum of nuclear war and the apocalyptic feeling. Examining cultural objects and apparatus generated by the mass media, this research seeks to identify the opacity of our time, which is characterized as much by an inability to grasp and articulate a present that seems to have become fungible, where nonsense and déjà-vus dominate, as it is to think of a livable future. It considers the anxiety of bodies and the indeterminacy of affects as crucial issues for the military-industrial complex, but also as the foundation of another technological narrative. 

Practice-led PhD (visual arts)
sup. by Nathalie Delbard (CEAC/UdeLille) & Julien Prévieux
2022