Artist:
Gerald Kurdian
Artist:
Gerald Kurdian
Why do you do what you do?
It's the only way i found to suggest companionship between individuals while joyfully reformulating, sharing and criticising our rituals, objects or mythologies.
How do you work? (What are your source of inspiration and how do you work on them? You have daily practices?)
I collect sounds, pictures and ideas in computers, recorders, notebooks. 
Songwriting, electronic music, performance or documentary practices and photography then help me observe the effects of their different agencies. 
I sometimes set up choirs or write lovesongs for and to be sung by revolutionary bodies.
For you, what role does the artist have in society today?
We, because of our semi-marginal, semi-privileged position in contemporary society, have the possibility to resist simplification and take a responsible, active part in the construction of our commons.
We therefore are sorts of transgressive companions in the sensible fabrication of our socio-political reality.
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Gérald Kurdian
Gérald Kurdian, musician, performer and radio-artist, studied visual arts at the ENSAPC before entering the contemporary dance program Ex.e.r.ce 07 under the direction of Mathilde Monnier and Xavier Le Roy.

His oblique concerts - 1999 (2009), 18 Chansons (2010), My first club-song ever (2011), The Magic of Spectacular Theatre (2012), La Solidité des choses (2014), Les Îles Artificielles (2015) - trigger synergies between electronic music, performance art and documentary and are regularly presented in the contexts of performing arts (Usine C, Crossing the Line, Steirischer Herbst, etc), indie music (CentQuatre, Musiques Volantes, Rock en Seine, etc) and visual arts (Centre Pompidou - Metz, Fondation Cartier, etc).
Since 2007, he collaborates with the Atelier de Création Radiophonique and won the Phonurgia Nova grant for his project Menace, Fantômes.
He composes music for choreographers - Mette Ingvartsen, Philipp Gehmacher - and has been selected among the 2010 best records of the french newspaper Libération.
www.geraldkurdian.com