Laroche’s praxis uses generative structures in documentary media, installation objects and writing, to perform multi-faceted and fragmented works about environments in flux.

Laroche (b. 1968) lives in the French Pyrenees and works from field centres in the European Alps, southern Spain and London UK. Since 2013, they founded and coordinate the itinerant artist network, and more recently co-founded the sonic arts collective SEL__NOIR. They are a regular collaborator with AADK performance platform in Spain, and are a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, London.

Through various collaborations, they explore a range of metaphysical, sensorial and poetic thematics: ideas on geoecologies and human behaviour; the viewpoints and monuments of collapsing environments; and the slippage of perception, distance and materiality in digital technologies. Their concept album ‘REGOLITHIC’ – a collaboration with Roisner, a performance artist, music producer and DJ – has been presented in numerous iterations since its inception, at POLLEN (Political Ecology Network) online exhibition and symposium events, PRAKSIS Oslo PDF sessions; also Guru Dance Club and Moss Murcia. Other works include the broadcasting of ‘Radio Silence’ on Arts Catalyst Radio as part of Nastassja Simensky’s ‘Leaky Transmissions’ project.

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.



Residencies / Commissions / Awards
We Are the Weathers residency – TSOEG Team with ALTER- 2023 edition, Chandolin, Switzerland (1 July – 31 August 2023)

REGOLITHIC – live event, as part of Ruta Festival, Murcia, Spain (November/December 2023)
Microclimats et nous festival – TSOEG Team with ALTER- 2023 edition, Chandolin, Switzerland (26-27 August 2023)
We Are the Weathers ‘transmissions’ – TSOEG Team with ALTER- 2023 edition, Chandolin, Switzerland (July and August 2023)

On Moving Mountains – save the date! (2033)
We Are the Weathers – TSOEG Team with ALTER- 2023 edition, Chandolin, Switzerland (26-27 August 2023)

Concept Album (SEL__NOIR collective)
REGOLITHIC – EP video release, Studio de Laroche, France (October 2023)
REGOLITHIC – EP audio-only mixes (x3), ‘sound Of ruins’ label, Blanca, Spain (Spring/Summer 2023)

Mountain Festival
Guide74 – Chamonix valley and Mont-Blanc massif, Haute-Savoie, France (2-3 September 2023)

Mountain Meditation – Pyrenees, Andorra (Autumn 2023)
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)
We Are the Weathers ‘labs’ – TSOEG Team with ALTER- 2023 edition, Chandolin, Switzerland (July and August 2023)

Knowledge Exchange
Loose Leaves – curatorial project (Autumn/Winter 2023)
In Process (conversation) – fieldwork events (monthly sessions starting September 2023)

See full CV for RECENT and PASSED activities



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
Researcher (as TSOEG), Hangar Barcelona – since January 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


“Embracing change
precarity becomes
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.”