I am a King; I am a Beast; I am the Top (2005)

Rear-view mirror, engraving 5 x 20 x 10 cm

I am a King; I am a Beast; I am the Top (2005)

Courtesy: the artist

Bruno Rousseaud has turned cars and the behaviour or personality of some of their owners or drivers into a substantial part of his work. Very often, the connection between man and machine in relation to the automobile goes beyond the mere usage relationship to unfold as a whole set of interactions between the nature of cars, the behaviour of their owners and ways of driving them. This play of personality transfer is particularly visible in the behaviour of aggression, power or control when driving a car. Thus, Rousseaud’s exploration around car culture particularly targets a psychological territory in which social behaviour, relationships or personality are expressed. Technology has traditionally led to the emergence or development of sensations and attitudes of power and control. Bruno Rousseaud’s work explores the intersection between the technological and the pulsional where car-related psychopathologies appear.

Bruno Rousseaud has turned cars and the behaviour or personality
of some of their owners or drivers into a substantial part of his work.
Very often, the connection between man and machine in relation to the
automobile goes beyond the mere usage relationship to unfold as a
whole set of interactions between the nature of cars, the behaviour of
their owners and ways of driving them. This play of personality transfer
is particularly visible in the behaviour of aggression, power or control
when driving a car. Thus, Rousseaud’s exploration around car culture
particularly targets a psychological territory in which social behaviour,
relationships or personality are expressed. Technology has traditionally
led to the emergence or development of sensations and attitudes of power
and control. Bruno Rousseaud’s work explores the intersection between
the technological and the pulsional where car-related psychopathologies
appear.Bruno Rousseaud has turned cars and the behaviour or personality of some of their owners or drivers into a substantial part of his work. Very often, the connection between man and machine in relation to the automobile goes beyond the mere usage relationship to unfold as a whole set of interactions between the nature of cars, the behaviour of their owners and ways of driving them. This play of personality transfer is particularly visible in the behaviour of aggression, power or control when driving a car. Thus, Rousseaud’s exploration around car culture particularly targets a psychological territory in which social behaviour, relationships or personality are expressed. Technology has traditionally led to the emergence or development of sensations and attitudes of power and control. Bruno Rousseaud’s work explores the intersection between the technological and the pulsional where car-related psychopathologies appear.
Bruno Rousseaud

Born in France in 1969. Lives and works in Paris. Recent exhibitions include: Galerie Almine Rech, Paris; Musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux (CAPC); FRAC Basse-Normandie, Caen.

Auto. Dream & Matter
14
May
2009
20
Sep
2009

An exhibition that analyzes the automobile culture as a creative landscape.

Latest News
Alicia Aza, Fernando Fernández, Narcís Pujol and Jaime Sordo will speak about collecting at LABoral Alicia Aza, Fernando Fernández, Narcís Pujol and Jaime Sordo will speak about collecting at LABoral

The Chill-out space at the Art Centre hosts a day on collectors and collections as the key drivers ...

LABoral will host a Gamelab Academy conference which focuses on the secrets of creating video games LABoral will host a Gamelab Academy conference which focuses on the secrets of creating video games

Five renowned experts will explain some of the secrets in design, marketing, music, development and ...

LABoral will inaugurated this Friday Universo vídeo. La Magia de las Imágenes, a selecton of works from the Lemaître Collection LABoral will inaugurated this Friday Universo vídeo. La Magia de las Imágenes, a selecton of works from the Lemaître Collection

A panel discussion on collecting and video will take place on Saturday at the Paraninfo in the ...

more ...

 

 

  • Information

  • Los Prados, 121
  • 33203 Gijón (Asturias)
  • Spain
  • Phone: +34 985 185 577
  • Contact
Personal tools
Log in