Jean-Michel Rolland

Musical Landscape

FILE Sao Paulo 2019 | Videoart
Electronic Language International Festival



According to Wikipedia, a soundscape is the component of the acoustic environment that can be perceived by humans. My soundscapes are the exact opposite. It is not the sounds that create the landscapes, but the landscapes that compose the sounds. Differences in the color, brightness, or saturation in a photograph are used to create audiovisual scores that augment the reality of the panoramic view.


Jean-Michel Rolland is a French artist born in 1972. He has been a musician and a painter for a long time and has brought his two passions – sound and image – together in digital art works since 2010. With video art, generative art, audiovisual performances and interactive installations, he questions temporality – a genuine fourth dimension 0 which is inherent in the moving image, as well as the duality that exists between his two favorite media.