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Sculpture (MA)

Romane Courdacher

Romane Courdacher (b.1997, Melbourne, AU), lives and works in London, UK.

She graduated in 2018 from Ecole Duperré Paris with a BA in Textiles and Materials. 

Romane Courdacher is a multidisciplinary artist who combines sculpture, physical installations, and virtual spaces. Coming from a fashion and textile background, her approach of contemporary art is tightly linked to the image making industry, exploring the various aspects of set design, accesories and decorative objects.

Selected exhibitions

2020, Careless Limbs, cur. Careless Limbs collective, hosted on ARC: The Dirty Issue, the internet (digital show, upcoming).

2020, Space Invaders, cur. Tamir Erlich, Alejandro Villa Duran and Romane Courdacher, Sculpture Court, Edinburgh. 

2019, Time Capsule, cur. Francesca Forlini, Hockney Gallery, London (2019).

2019, London Light: Late Lights, Old Anatomy Theater, London (2019).

2019, Moonscapes, cur. Male Uribe Fores, Lumen Crypt Gallery, London (2019).

2018, Release, cur. Instincts RCA, The Cause Tottenham, London (2018).

2018, Les Temps Sauvages, cur. NMT Collective, Le Satellite, Aubervilliers (2018).

Awards and Competitions

2020, Banality of Evil in Our Daily Lives award as 'Vicky Fontana', finalist.

2017, Menswear carré design for Hermès Competition, finalist.

2017, Lomarec Plate Decor Design Award, First Prize.

Contact

+44(0)7907479976

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Degree Details

School of Arts & Humanities

Sculpture (MA)

If reality is just a collection of striking and immersive experiences, then how is it different from art? My works investigate metaphysical concepts of authenticity, matter and substance playing with material and digital duality as my main subject of research. 

I challenge traditional notions of contrast and harmony by bringing together up-cycled elements, long-established art media and smooth digital textures. Inspired by film architecture and science-fiction, my works unfold speculative narratives which tackle contemporary issues of capitalism, climate crisis and the anthropocene. 

I engage in a worlding process, ‘aesthetic activity of creating worlds’. My personal experiences of space merge with mental images, philosophical and political thoughts, spiritual intuitions, culminating in a diverse body of sculptural installations and audio-visual works. 

Off-World Suburbia, 2020.
'Off-World Suburbia' is a meditative wandering between the digital follies of an off-world on-screen desert sculpture park. The slow-paced, non-narrative rhythm of the video gives space to a contemplative experience, where lights and textures seem to be the only things that matter, leaving the viewer in a sort of timelessness.

Yet, as the video goes by lights and celestial bodies mark a time that passes; sunset, moonrise, shifting skies are guiding the meditation. These mantric queues are reinforced by a soundscape building up in waves as the visual evolves, culminating at the end, as the video is about to restart. The end scene constitutes the only narrative instant of the film: as the many suns set, the big red sphere is adorned of the last mantra, this time written: "Ahead of us glimmer the green lights of a new electronic day”.

Medium:

Video

Size:

6'05"

In Collaboration with:

archarchitecturedigitalfollylandscapelost dimensionmaterialmetaphysicsphilosophyportalrealityvirtual
GIF from 'Off-World Suburbia', 2020

GIF from 'Off-World Suburbia', 2020

GIF from 'Off-World Suburbia', 2020

GIF from 'Off-World Suburbia', 2020

GIF from 'Off-World Suburbia', 2020

GIF from 'Off-World Suburbia', 2020

GIF from 'Off-World Suburbia', 2020

GIF from 'Off-World Suburbia', 2020

Exhibition view of the 'Lost Dimension' (simulation), 2020

Exhibition view of the 'Lost Dimension' (simulation), 2020

Exhibition view of the 'Lost Dimension' (simulation), 2020

Exhibition view of the 'Lost Dimension' (simulation), 2020

Close-up detail of the 'Lost Dimension', 2020

Close-up detail of the 'Lost Dimension', 2020

'The Lost Dimension’ is a series of sculptural follies, physical artworks then displaced in a computer generated environment.

It is an art installation which includes multiple sculptures and a screen onto which the video 'Off-World Suburbia' plays on loop. The video is the only access to the lost dimension, where replicas of the sculptures exist digitally, in this off-world virtual suburbia. Yet, the access remain partial, as one cannot navigate that unreachable space.

Medium:

Installation with polystyrene, plaster, marble debris, pigments, spray paint, foam, duct tape, fan, printed fabric, blinds, video 6'05" looping on wall screen and projection.

St Tropez sunset and virtually chalked words, 2020

Situationist RCA instagram feed

'Off-World Suburbia' is a meditative digital wandering which lights and textures are a call for contemplation and virtual wandering. A feeling of time suspension emanates from the piece, even though time passes as the lights dim and the suns set.

As part of situationist RCA, 'Off-World Suburbia' will be screened in various outdoor locations of the French Riviera between the 23rd and the 30th of July. The screenings will last from 8pm until the sun sets completely. The confrontation between the physical space and time, and the virtual ones of the video seeks to create a more overwhelming meditative experience, reinforcing the digital landscapes with a 'real' sense of space and time.

Places and dates to be confirmed on Situationist RCA website.

Medium:

Video projection on white wall

Size:

6'05" (looping from 8pm until dusk)

In Collaboration with:

Situationist RCA is a physical, pan-continental, temporary, see-it-in-the-flesh, blink-and-you’ll miss-it network of events, happenings and installations that will run during the course of RCA 2020. Without our regular degree show interiors to adorn our artwork with, you will be able to find us outside, in the parks, alleyways and skies of both London and beyond, the boundaries of our physical presence scattered globally. The programme is loose, amorphous and active and will be viewed on our constantly updated website.
23 July 2020
11:00 (GMT + 0)
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29 July 2020
12:00 (GMT + 0)
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Sculpture : Meet the Artist - Romane Courdacher

“In conversation with Romane Courdacher”
27 July 2020
17:00 (GMT + 0)
Zoom and Juan-les-Pins

Sculpture : Meet the Artist - Romane Courdacher

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