FABIEN GIRAUD
Lives and works in Paris

Straight Edge is a video made by Fabien Giraud in 2005. The artist deals with a straight-edge concert
(music which associates the violence of the American hardcore scene with certain rigorous abstinent
life principles). His method includes propagation of information: the artwork process starts with an
investigation of the Parisian straight-edge scene, using the same codes and media as this community.
It has enabled him to collaborate with a band and the usual audience of such events. Fabien Giraud
integrates this group, but he keeps a distance like an outsider observer (or ethnographer). He attempts
to assimilate the running of this urban microcosm focused on music and essentially based on the
complex between individual and collective consciousness.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS / FESTIVALS

2007 Accélération, Kunstart, Neufchâtel, Suisse Enlarge, Friche de la Belle de Mai, Marseille, France

2006 Horizons Synthétiques, Mains d ’Oeuvres, Paris - Fondacio Miro, Barcelone, Espagne (solo) - 5
milliards d ’années, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Nuisances, Neufchâtel, Suisse - Galerie Le Carré, Lille, France - Jeu de Paume, Paris, France
Panorama 7, Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing, France - 25th Viper Festival, Bâle, Suisse –
La Maison Rouge, Fondation Antoine de Galbert, Collection de Jean-Conrad et Isabelle Lemaitre
Courtisane Festival, Vooruit Kunstencentrum, Gent, Belgique
Festival Les Eurockéenes, Belfort

2005 Le couloir de Chtulu avec Jean Marc Chapoulie, Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, France
The Straight Edge, Phatspace Gallery, Sydney, Australie
Panorama 6 Casting Stories, Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing, France
FreeForm Festival, Varsovie, Pologne
Alchémicinéma avec Jean Marc Chapoulie, Frac Champagne- Ardenne, Reims, France  
Alchémicinéma, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris, France
22nd Dokumentar,lm-&Videofest, Kassel, Allemagne - Nordik 7, Transat Vidéo, Caen, France Festival
Paris-Berlin, Cinéma L ’Entrepôt, Paris, France

Straight EDge
2005
video