Jean-Michel Rolland

Jean-Michel Rolland, Massacre


France 2019 // 4.28 min. // HD 16:9

17 photographs found on the Internet are reworked to deliver a personal vision of bullfighting. This artistic documentary where the red color, the color of blood, is omnipresent deliberately ignores the presumed beauty of the gesture to focus on the barbarism of this outdated practice.

Jean-Michel Rolland, Traces:Birds


France 2018 // 1 min. // HD 16:9

November in Marseille, starlings gather on a crane before their big departure to Africa. The photographic trace, lost with the film, is here reinvented to show the flight of birds under a new aspect. Will their freedom of movement forever remain a distant dream for humanity?


Jean-Michel Rolland is a French artist born in 1972. A long time a musician and a painter, he brings together his two passions – the sound and the image – in digital arts since 2010. Through video artworks, generative art, audiovisual performances and interactive installations, he questions the temporality, a genuine fourth dimension inherent to moving image, as well as the duality between his two favorite mediums, the sound and the visual. His formal research is guided by the desire to reveal the intrinsic nature of our perceptual environment and to twist it to better give new realities to the world around us.