Arnaud Pérennès, musician and visual artist, uses a variety of media ranging from video to live multimedia performance. Since 1996, he has been working on the concept of 'out-takes' or failures of reason, opening the way to another dimension in which thought is always structured around a kind of immanent, unreachable 'otherness'. His work is expressed through drawing, which he sees as a symbol of "the hand which we use to draw and guide machines; and which, by its actions, always commits the whole of the rest of our body". As a multimedia author, Arnaud Pérennès also takes part in various contemporary dance projects. These partnerships include the multimedia presentation "No man no chicken" with the Kassen K dance company in 2002 and "Solo for Katja", a choreography designed for Katja Fleig by Osman Khelili in 2005.
• 'No man no chicken' (contemporary dance). Kassen k / Osman Khelili Company Project sponsored by DICREAM (multimedia arts grant fund) and Brittany Regional Cultural Ministry. (Multimedia authoring and design) Multimedia creation at "Le Cube", Issy-les-Moulineaux, September & October 2002 piece at the Théâtre de la Coupe d’Or, Rochefort, February 2003 festival braises, Le Triangle arts center, Rennes, June 2003 C C R N B Arts Center, Catherine Divérres, Rennes, January 2004 http:// • Solo for Katja (contemporary dance), Choreography designed for Katja Fleig by Osman Khelili (Multimedia authoring and design) Developed in June 2005 and performed on 22 September 2005 at Le Triangle arts center, Rennes. SCESC theater, 23 August 2006, Florianopolis, Brazil Dança em Pauta festival, 2 - 3 September 2006, San Paulo National Theater, Lorient, 19 January 2007 • Countries Le Cube, Issy-Les Moulineaux, 30 June 2006 Bellegarde Arts Center, Toulouse, 2 September 2006 arts grants • personal arts grant, (City of Rennes Cultural Affairs), 2006 • materials grant, Culture Ministry (DRAC Bretagne), 2001 • Personal arts grant, Culture Ministry (DRAC Bretagne), 1998 • Personal arts grant, (City of Rennes Cultural Affairs), 1998 artistic residencies • six-month studio residency awarded by Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, Marseille, March-October 1999 • Le Cube, Issy-les-Moulineaux, May 2004 publications • 'Search', l’Engage gallery, issue no. 3 - artist's book • 'Local heros', exhibition catalog • "Le dessin autrement" ('drawing differently'), exhibition catalog press • La Griffe: 'Studio visit' 1996 • Les Inrockuptibles: "Local heros", 6-12 March 1996 • Magic!: "awa live-mix", May 2001 • Ouest-France: "Le dessin autrement", April 2000 "paroles d’internautes", art Rock 2002 academic record 2001 Masters in Multimedia (plastic and digital media), Rennes School of Fine Arts (awarded with distinction, March 2002) 1995 DNSEP (Higher National Diploma of Visual Arts), Rennes School of Fine Arts (art department)
2001/2002 France Telecom Research & Development (9 months) Creative studio - original musical composition and multimedia interfaces using Macromedia Flash on the theme of contemporary Internet mythology and communications devices. Close partnerships with several types of researchers (engineers and developers, interface experts and sociologists, etc).