Damien Rouxel

Born in 1993

Lives and works in Quimper

Damien Rouxel was raised on a farm, where he experienced the harshness, codes, tools and language of the farming world. His visual work (photography, video, sculpture, installation and performance art) puts a new spin on the farm, turning it into a stage on which the animals, the artist’s parents and his sister, the farm equipment and tools, and everything in its work environment become the scenery and actors. Through them, Rouxel stages various fields of research, such as his personal and family history, his gender identity, art history, the notion of monstrosity, myth, model, drag and the mask. The farm becomes an imaginary theatre in which both freedom and complexity are performed.
Excerpt from a text by Julie Crenn, 2018.

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