Julien Grossmann (b. 1983 in Metz, France, lives in Rotterdam) explores global dynamics with a particular focus on the uses of music across history, drawing from audio archives from early wax cylinders to today’s digital cloud in order to trace global connections and frictions. His work has been exhibited at TENT, Rotterdam; AIAV, Yamaguchi, JP; DordtYart, Dordrecht, NL; 11th Dakar Biennale, Senegal; ZKM, Karlsruhe, DE; MUDAM, Luxembourg; Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, DE; Stella Art Foundation, Moscow. Grossmann studied classical music at the National Music Conservatory of Metz, France, and holds a M.F.A. from the Dutch Art Institute, The Netherlands.
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Concrete Matters was realised thanks to the CBK Rotterdam, Akiyoshidai International Art Village, Japan, and UBE Industries, who kindly provided the original footage for the video. With many thanks to Keisuke Takahashi, Takashi Sakurada, and Rachel Carey for their valuable help.
Growth Products was made possible thanks to the support of the O&O program from the CBK Rotterdam, TENT, Rotterdam, and the Mondriaand Fonds. Thanks to Methika Nithimatechakorn, all the farmers and companies who provided the fertilizer bags; to Wannaporn Patanasatienkul & Numthong Gallery, Bangkok, Daniel Sciretta, Maik Van Loon at Van Loon Ho- even, to Rachel Carey, and to Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam.
Breakaway Songs was made possible with the support from the DRAC Lorraine, France & DordtYart, The Netherlands. Thanks to Schuran Seawater Equipment, Chris Meighan, Drechttankcleaning and the Aquateam.
Marine Affairs was made with the support of the O&O program of the CBK Rotterdam and VorAnker, Vienna. Voice-over by Chris Meighan
Tropical Race (TR4) was realized thanks to the O&O program of the CBK Rotterdam and VorAnker, Vienna
La Malédiction des ressources was initiated in the context of the project Malleability Revisited with Expodium, Utrecht; mechanics realized thanks to the Lycée Jean Zay and Le Creux de l'enfer, Thiers
A two dimansional geography of the great beyond was produced in the context of the Space Invaders project, with Letizia Romanini and Kevin Muhlen - Casino Luxembourg
The Drift was realized thanks to the Berlin Phonogram Archive and the Conseil Général de la Moselle.
The Fields of Recordings was made possible thanks to the Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture; the Conseil Général de la Moselle, France; Prof. Dr. Klaus Hausmann and the Biology and Protozoology Institute of the Freie Universität, Berlin; the Berlin Phonogramme Archive; Sandra Kuhna and Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin; Jean Claude Kuner and the Hans Helfritz Archive, Hermann Leber, Gjermund Koltveit, the Leden Family.
Four and one ways to display an old Peruvian recording was realized thanks to the Berlin Phonogram Archive for providing the recording Serranita by Hans Heinrich Brüning in Peru (1910). Made possible thanks to the Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture, the Conseil Général de la Moselle, France, the Berlin Phonogramm Archive and Rachel Carey.
Goodbye Mumbai was made possible thanks to the Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture.
If I had know was made possible thanks to the Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture, the Moving Worlds Triennial / Roundabout II, Luxembourg, Edwin Meijnan, Hemabo BV and Thomas Margolf.
Kokin (...) Slendro was realized with the support from the Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles de la Lorraine, France; the Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architectur; Marten Toxopeus and the Faculty of Engineering Technologie of Twente, the Netherlands; WORM studio and V2, Rotterdam; Chris Meighan, James Beckett, Boy Vereecken and Rachel Carey.