Jean-Claude Ruggirello

Born in 1959

Lives and works in Paris and Marseilles

Most of Jean-Claude Ruggirello's video installations attempt to deconstruct, reconstruct, and modulate the relations between time and image. Images rythmically moving out of sync with one another -when the mechanism employs several monitors- the sound out of sync with the images, discrepancies or distortions between the nature of the image and the nature of the sound.
No sooner is a succession of images submitted to the haphazard hacking of a sound event or another visually heterogeneous incident, that the logical and predictable occurence arises during a sequence to close it and give it its meaning. Most often, what happens outside the picture-frame and the time-frame play a decisive role in this process.

Hubert Besacier, excerpt from a text from the catalog «.IN.OUT.», Les Ateliers d'Artistes, Marseille, 1998

Biographical notes translated with the support of the Centre national des arts plastiques - Cnap.