Cécile Babiole is a French artist based in Paris. In the 80s she was first active in the music field, then in electronic and digitals arts. Her creations combine visual and audio arts through installations and performances that investigate digital medias with irony. Image, sound and interactivity are the components of her practice.
From performance to participative installations, her recent works concentrate more on technological issues. She aims to transpose and twist around stand- ardised uses in the field of creation.
Industry and equipment appear like a common thread running throughout all her work: engines or sewing machine concerts, installations on a bus or in a mine, digital making. Babiole integrates the field of mechanical devices and mass culture to draw a confrontation between creativity and determinism, past and present usage, obsolete and contemporary techniques.
Her work has been exhibited internationally: Centre Pompidou Paris, Mutek – Montreal Elektra, Fact Liverpool, MAL Lima, NAMOC Beijing, and distin- guished with numerous awards and grants: Ars Electronica, Locarno, prix SCAM, bourse Villa Médicis, Transmediale Berlin, Stuttgart Expanded Media Festival.
She is also a member of the artists-curators collective Le sans titre lesanstitre.net