Sébastien Robert (1993) is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher who graduated with honours from the ArtScience (MA) at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague (KC) in 2020. He develops a practice at the intersection of visual and sound art, technology, scientific and ethnographic research. Most of his work revolved around a research cycle You’re no Bird of Paradise, through which he studies endangered indigenous rituals and music.    

Beyond simple documentation, yet not an ambitious ethnographic archiving project, his work aims to translate the sound and rituals studied into long-lasting tangible works of art made of materials that hold a preponderant place in the traditions of the communities he meets. Based on an open, collaborative and experimental approach, his in situ projects generate singular works influenced by field experience, the material collected and the research conducted before, during and after his expeditions.    

Sebastien’s work has recently been exhibited at 5020 (Salzburg, AT), MU ArtSpace (Eindhoven, NL) and Global Seed Vault (Svalbard, NO) and has performed at various internationally recognised festivals such as Rewire (The Hague, NL), Organik (Hualien, TW) and Mirage (Lyon, FR).  



Projects
AUG 12 - AUG 19, 2018
The Forgotten Melodies of Phleng Arak
Cambodia

APR 26 - MAY 26, 2019
The Kultrun of Cañon del Blanco
Chile

APR 14 - MAY 05, 2021
The Taskiwin of High Atlas
Morocco