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BIO

Laroche is an artist and writer working from field centres in the French Pyrenees, southern Spain and London UK. They produce art works using performance, installation, sound, moving image and live event to explore a range of metaphysical, sensorial and poetic thematics: ideas on geoecologies and human behaviour; the slippage of perception, distance and materiality in digital technologies; the viewpoints and monuments of collapsing environments. They are currently collaborating with AADK performance platform in Spain, and are a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. They founded and coordinate the itinerant artist network TSOEG.org, and co-founded the sonic arts collective SEL__NOIR.

Their most recent work, the concept album ‘REGOLITHIC’ – a collaboration with Roisner, a performance artist, music producer and DJ – has been presented in numerous iterations this year, including POLLEN (Political Ecology Network) online exhibition and symposium events, PRAKSIS Oslo PDF sessions, Arts Catalyst Radio (as part of Nastassja Simensky’s ‘Leaky Transmissions’), and Guru Dance Club Murcia.

Laroche (aka Luce Choules) has been awarded significant grants from Arts Council England, British Council, Arts Council Ireland, Acción Cultural Española, Ministère de la Culture, and National Endowment for the Arts USA. They have been supported through numerous commissions and undertaken many research and process-led residencies including Askeaton Contemporary Arts, Hablarenarte Madrid, Aqtushetii Georgia, and Rabbit Island USA. Their work has been performed, presented, screened and exhibited internationally with institutions and organisations including Archaeology-Heritage-Arts (AHA) Research Network UCL, Arts Catalyst, MIMA, Baltic 39, GroundWork Gallery, Royal Geographical Society, Hangar Barcelona, AADK Spain and DeVos Art Museum USA.

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UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

Exhibitions
On Moving Mountains – save the date! (2033)
Data Points – Multiple-format installation (visual/sonic arts), ‘sound Of ruins’ studio, Blanca, Spain (March 2023)

Broadcast
Radio Silence – Arts Catalyst UK, as part of Nastassja Simensky’s ‘Leaky Transmissions’ with Emma Bolland, Gesa Helms, Laroche and Roisner (31 January 2023)

Concept Album (SEL__NOIR collective)
REGOLITHIC – live event, as part of Ruta Festival, Murcia, Spain (November/December 2023)
REGOLITHIC – EP video release, Studio de Laroche, France (May 2023)
REGOLITHIC – live play, as part of AADK Open Studios, Murcia, Spain (March 2023)
REGOLITHIC – EP audio-only releases (x3), ‘sound Of ruins’ label, Spain (February 2023)

Mountain Festival
Guide74 – Chamonix valley and Mont-Blanc massif, Haute-Savoie, France (9-10 September 2023)

Workshops
Mountain Meditation – with Isabelle Santoire (IFMGA Mountain Guide & ARC’TERYX Ambassador), Haute-Savoie, France (September 2023)
Immaterial Fields – Aiguilles Rouges, Haute-Savoie, France (September 2023)
Immaterial Fields – Pyrenees, France (Autumn 2023)
Immaterial Fields – AADK (Centro Negra), Blanca, Spain, (March 2023)

Knowledge Exchange
Loose Leaves – TSOEG.org curatorial project (September 2023)
In Conversation – TSOEG.org fieldwork events (monthly sessions starting March 2023)

See full CV for RECENT and PASSED activities

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PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Networks / Platforms
Guest, Remote Sensing Research Network, CRASSH (University of Cambridge) – since October 2022
Guest, Archaeology-Heritage-Art (AHA) Research Network (University College London & slade School of Art) – since February 2022
Co-founder, SEL__NOIR (sonic arts collective) – since 2021
Collaborator and Affiliate, AADK Spain (Centro Negra) – since July 2019
Member (as TSOEG), Hablarenarte (Curators’ Network) Madrid – since January 2019
Associate Member, Land² – since 2018
Alumni and Affiliate, Rabbit Island Foundation – since 2016
Affiliate Member, Centre for the GeoHumanities, RHUL – since 2016
Founder/coordinator, TSOEG (Temporal School of Experimental Geography) – since 2013
Fellow, Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) – since 2007
LinkedIn – since 2005

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“Embracing change
precarity becomes
terrain
and matter
of consequence
to work with
a field
where we are
held together
not as one
but fluid
loose material
forming encounter
in uncertain movement
with resistance and agility.”

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