Charlie Aubry2021-2022 www.charlieaubry.com
Born in Lillebonne (France) in 1990, Charlie Aubry is a visual artist.
Charlie Aubry is a graduate of Toulouse’s Higher School of Fine Arts, obtaining a National Diploma in Visual Arts (DNAP) in 2012 and a National Postgraduate Diploma in Visual Expression (DNSEP) with honours in 2014. He is developing his artistic practice around electronics, through which he examines error as a method of learning. He started off by repurposing electronic objects, turning them into tools for audio and visual creation.
He has collaborated regularly with the Maguy Marin Company since 2013: in 2014, he composed the soundtrack for their show BiT and then for DEUX MILLE DIX SEPT (TWO THOUSAND AND SEVENTEEN), played live during its performance. In 2018, he was responsible for the music and set design of the Company’s latest creation, Ligne de Crète (Ridge Line).
The project he is working on at Villa Medici enables him to continue with the research he started on with the installation p3.450, focusing on the relationships between technology, usages and art. The installation p3.450 is a critical utopia, an anticipatory scenario highlighting certain technological usages and their limitations. According to Charlie Aubry, this sort of speculative usage scenario is a concrete expression of possible changes – whether technological or societal – via objects and devices. The artist’s installation and research examine behaviours and enable him to cast a critical eye on social phenomena. During his residency, Charlie Aubry wants to write new usage scenarios and protocols, making theoretical contributions set to go hand-in-hand with his sculptures and installations.