Michaël Cros

French, born 1972

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Michaël Cros

French, born 1972

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French choreographer and video artist Michaël Cros combines live performance, video, music, and puppetry in digital installations and short films that explore the various states of the body as it navigates space. Rather than building narrative, his work reduces the movement of the body to a series of abstract gestures set against music, sound, and imaginative uses of light. Cros often manipulates framing using split screens to show different parts of the action or simultaneously occurring performances, as well as highly sophisticated editing and post-production techniques to produce a range of effects. His work emphasizes monotony, repeated movements, failure, and the poetics of everyday gestures.

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French choreographer and video artist Michaël Cros combines live performance, video, music, and puppetry in digital installations and short films that explore the various states of the body as it navigates space. Rather than building narrative, his work reduces the movement of the body to a series of abstract gestures set against music, sound, and imaginative uses of light. Cros often manipulates framing using split screens to show different parts of the action or simultaneously occurring performances, as well as highly sophisticated editing and post-production techniques to produce a range of effects. His work emphasizes monotony, repeated movements, failure, and the poetics of everyday gestures.

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