twelve years Kerwin Rolland has been involved with every field of
contemporary art—visual art, music, dance, theatre, film—and
engineering—acoustic and psycho-acoustic research, software
development, sound and post-production. Often turning up precisely
where least expected, his art is situate in multi-skills, adaptation
and change. This artist-cum-inventor’s
attention is focused on the presence of the spectator (or his own
presence within performances) in his relation to sound and space.
Rolland is especially involved in collaborative projects (with, among
others, Dominique Blais, Yvan Etienne, John Lacoste, Dominique
Petitgand, Emmanuelle Raynaut, Michel Sellam, Pierre Bismuth, Olaf
Nicolai, and John Zorn). He is also a referent for many institutions
including the Centre National des Arts Plastiques, the Berliner
Philharmoniker, the Fondation Lafayette pour l’art contemporain,
the FRAC Franche-Comté, and the Villa Arson.
Rolland lives and works in Paris, France. He was trained as an
engineer at the INSA in Rennes, graduating in 2000. In 2005, he
studied electro-acoustic and mixed composition at the Ecole Nationale
de Musique et Danse in Evry, at the IRCAM (Paris) and the ATEIM
nowadays defines himself as an artist, performer and engineer. In
2011, Kerwin Rolland had a residency at the Conservatoire de Musique
in Villetaneuse, and was awarded the Sonic 2013 artist’s residency
at the Haute Ecole des Arts du Rhin.