Sylvain Souklaye is a French artist based in Copenhagen. He has been working with memorial and spacial narratives for 20 years.
His practice spans across docudrama performances, deconstructive sound, social and oniric literature and digital experience.
He has developed his art form on stage — Les Subsistances (Lyon, France), CCO (Villeurbanne, France), Le Chat Noir (Geneva, Switzerland), Copenhagen Jazz Festival (Denmark) — in radio studios (RCT, France Culture), theatres, galleries, the internet (blogging, video art, Nouveaux Classiques TV Show) and even in the street (Paris, Barcelona, Bruxelles, London, Copenhagen…).
His performances are intensely physical yet cultivate an abstract distance with the mundane reality. They are based on the body as a commentary tool and an art instrument.
He uses technologies to build imaginary landscapes and then makes the audience the heartbeat of his act. Just like combat sport, his creations leave no room for witnesses. Everybody gets hurt, himself above all others — inevitably producing intimate and collective memories.
2019 : (tab) DESERTED, digital performance and mobile video installation.
2019 : (tab) Meta, data, etc, digital performance and mobile video installation.
2019 : (tab) My little chaos, digital performance and mobile video installation.
2017 / 2019 (January) : #T.M.E. : performance/video performance.
2018 / 2019: Primal lights / Digital Shrapnel, diptych of digital art series.
2018 : The secret & Epistolary mother tongue : a collective, collaborative and secretive performance.
2018: Haiku D’Etat, digital and literary performance.
2017 / 2018: A.I. reviews something, digital performance.
2017 / 2018: Time/Love, audio performance with Akano Eternii and naderi.
2017: Coeff8, curation and production the artists Sjakal & naderi, visual and sound ep.
2017: Morlock & Gentleman, digital sound art installation
2016 / 2017: Shapes of collapse / State of lines / Data, pleins et déliés , trilogy of digital art series.
2016 : Sand Xplosion, digital art series.
2015 / 2016 / 2017 : le déserteur, digital exhibition and mobile video installation.
2016 / 2017 / 2018: Selling Dreams.
2016 / 2018 : LOST, a new short novel bot for Facebook messenger in collaboration with Samuel Petit.
2014 : SOLUS, novel (french).
2013 : I’ll the bucket with last one punchline / Mr Pousse-Mousse / Lament of an outcast, short novel trilogy (english).
2012 : Le jour du fléau, novel (french).
2011 / 2015: Nanos stories, digital short novel (french).
2010 / 2013: Nouveaux classiques, a short film performance in collaboration with Benjamin Paulin and Frederic Vermersch.
2010 / 2013: I.I.D.A., a new media art channel.
2009 / 2011: Silent poetry, a visual poetry series (french).
2007 / 2011: Benjamin Paulin, advisor.
2007 / 2013: Observatoire des sociétés mourantes, literary and political blog.
2004 / 2009 L’été indien est passé par le balcon / Les cauchemars du fléau / 5 sens, 5 angles, 1 vision, bi trimestrial printed literary performance (french).
2005 / 2007: Mes démons enracinés vers le ciel, performance.
2002 / 2007: La Blackline & Rythme et mécanisme, a daily radio live performance.
2000 / 2005: Organised and paid chaos, a tri weekly and nocturnal performance.
1998 / 2013 : Host, interview & production, radio journaliste.