Video Album | Floating surprise and the normal [in progress] – Christophe Bailleau (Fr-Be) | Transonic Label

Album vidéo | Floating surprise and the normal (in progress) - Christophe Bailleau (Fr-Be) | Transonic Label

This audio video album (in progress) takes up recent videos by the sound and visual creator Christophe Bailleau (supported by Transcultures – European Pepinires of Creation) who has been developing a dreamlike, poetic and quirky universe over the past thirty years.

From elements of everyday life where humor rubs shoulders with melancholy, and its surreal extensions, he makes videos that are small intimate films (and not clips) in which sounds and images interact intimately to create poetic alter microworlds.

Christophe Bailleau

After studying librarianship in Brussels, Christophe Bailleau obtained a Master in Plastic Arts at ERG (School of Graphic Research) in Brussels in 2004. Multidisciplinary artist, Christophe Bailleau has been developing an atypical musical project for more than 15 years. His compositions are based on acoustic sources (guitar, percussions, vocal sounds) triturated and mixed with concrete and domestic sounds. He thus conceives a game of waiting, silence and stormy tension.

With Philippe Franck, he operates within the group Pastoral, and plays with Billy Hasni within the combo Prism. Since 2004, his compositions have been published on various European labels (Stilll, Postcard, Annexia, Fenetre, Soundscaping, Optical Sound, Sacred phrases, Transonic…). He also produces sound poetry for radio stations and installations , he also practices photography and more recently drawing and poetry.

Finally, Christophe makes intriguing and poetic short films, recording lost moments, before or after an action, trying to capture the unspeakable. With the video-musical duo Pastoral, he takes a look that is both surreal and poetic on Walloon imaginaries and resort areas where a form of Lynchian strangeness is hidden. A DVD of his short films dating from before 2008 was published by 68/70 (Brussels) and his films have been shown in many European festivals (Rotterdam, Argos, City Sonic, Les Transnumériques, Videoformes, Dig @ ran…) . His audio and video work is also available in installation..