Sébastien Robert (1993) is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher who graduated with honors from the ArtScience (Master) of the Royal Conservatory of The Hague (KC) in 2020. He develops a practice at the intersection of visual and sound art, technology, and scientific and ethnographic research. Most of her work revolves around the research cycle "You are not a bird of paradise", through which she studies endangered indigenous rituals and music.
Beyond simple documentation, though not an ambitious ethnographic archiving project, his work aims to translate the sound and rituals studied into tangible and durable works of art made with materials that echo the traditions of the communities he meets. Based on an open, collaborative and experimental approach, her in situ projects generate singular works influenced by field experience, the material collected and the research conducted before, during and after her expeditions.
Sébastien's work has recently been exhibited at 5020 (Salzburg, AT), MU ArtSpace (Eindhoven, NL) and Global Seed Vault (Svalbard, NO) and has performed at several internationally recognized festivals such as Rewire (The Hague, NL), Organik (Hualien, TW) and Mirage (Lyon, FR).