Sylvain Souklaye

Sylvain Souklaye is a French performance and installation artist obsessed with sampling intimacies about people who don’t belong to a determinate identity, gender, class, colour or nationality. His performances are a collage of individual memories which are relived for the audience. Self-taught, he began performing with vandalism in Lyon (France) and then intimate happenings, radio experimentation and action poetry. He later developed digital art installations using field recording techniques as a narrative layer while pursuing his writer’s path. Among his best known pieces are la blackline, a five-year durational radio performance about socio-economic survival and urban absurdity, le déserteur a digital art installation dwelling on the notion of abandonment, TME a docudrama performance exploring self-inflicted amnesia and resilience and Migrant Market a remake of the slave market updated