Performances

 

 

Stephane Roy www.stephaneroy.fr Stephane Roy www.stephaneroy.fr

Title: Watching the TV
Description: A man is sitting on his chair, watching the tv in a shopping center.
Media: Video
Duration : 2 minutes
Location: Lyon
Year : 2006

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Stephane Roy www.stephaneroy.fr

Title: Boisson rafraichissante (refreshing drink)
Description: Fake advertising campaign with a man taking a shower of Coca-Cola.
Media: Video
Duration : 2 minutes
Location: Lyon
Year : 2006

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Stephane Roy www.stephaneroy.fr

Title: Sunbathing in the subway
Description: A man enters the subway in swimming trunks and puts his towel on the floor. He rubs sun cream on his skin, lies down on his towel, and sunbathes for a few minutes under the artificial lighting of the subway. After a while, he gets up, gets dressed, picks up his stuff and leaves the subway.
Media: Video
Duration : 5 minutes
Location: Lyon
Year : 2006

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Stephane Roy www.stephaneroy.fr

Title: Race
Description: A man is running, trying to be faster than the subway.
Media: video
Duration : 53 seconds
Location: Lyon
Year : 2006

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Stephane Roy www.stephaneroy.fr

Title: Hitchhiking
Description: A man is hitchhiking on the subway platform.
Media: video
Duration: 22 seconds
Location: Lyon
Year: 2006

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Stephane Roy www.stephaneroy.fr

Title: Welcome!
Description: A man is standing on the platform, waiting for the people going out of the subway. From the moment the doors open and people start to walk out the subway, he throws confetti on them to welcome them (with an emotionless expression on the face).
Media: video
Duration : 1 minute
Location: Lyon
Year : 2007

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Stephane Roy www.stephaneroy.fr Stephane Roy www.stephaneroy.fr

Title: Headbanging
Description: A man is sitting in the subway when suddenly he starts shaking his head violently back and forth a few times.
Media: Video
Duration : various
Location: Lyon
Year : 2006

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Stephane Roy www.stephaneroy.fr Stephane Roy www.stephaneroy.fr

Title: Burst of anger
Description: A man is talking increasingly louder on his phone when he suddenly erupts with anger and slams his phone on the ground.
Media: Video
Duration : 23 seconds
Location: Lyon
Year : 2006

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Stephane Roy www.stephaneroy.fr

Title: Beautiful
Description: A man writes the word “BEAU” (“Beautiful”) on a canvas. He then puts the canvas on fire and let it burn until the word disappears. The only thing that is left is the signature on the bottom. The canvas becomes a window on the world.
Media: video
Duration : 7 minutes
Location: Lyon
Year : 2006

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Stephane Roy www.stephaneroy.fr Stephane Roy www.stephaneroy.fr

Title: Escalator
Description: Two men are walking simultaneously the wrong way up and down two adjoining escalators.
Media: Video
Duration : 30 seconds
Location: Lyon
Year : 2006

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Stephane Roy www.stephaneroy.fr

Title: Hit him hard
Description: Two men are walking towards each other. Upon coming face-to-face, they hit each other across the cheek then continue their route as if nothing had ever happened.
Media: Video
Duration: 39 seconds
Location: Lyon
Year : 2006

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Stephane Roy www.stephaneroy.fr Stephane Roy www.stephaneroy.fr

Title: Taking a Fall
Description: A man is walking along in a public area when he suddenly collapses to the ground, pretending to have fainted. The camera keeps shooting and records the reactions of the people around.
Media: Videos
Duration: Various
Location: Lyon
Year : 2006

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Stephane Roy www.stephaneroy.fr Stephane Roy www.stephaneroy.fr Stephane Roy www.stephaneroy.fr

Title: Observing
Description: A man is standing on a stepladder while he is looking over the crowd with binoculars.
Media: videos
Duration : various
Location: Lyon
Year : 2007

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Stephane Roy www.stephaneroy.fr Stephane Roy www.stephaneroy.fr Stephane Roy www.stephaneroy.fr

Title: Bedtime story
Description: A man is lying on his bed reading, in various public places.
Media: Photography
Location: Lyon
Year : 2006

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Stephane Roywww.stephaneroy.fr

Title: Poems for Hurried Passers-by
Description: Some quotes, words and poems are written in chalk on city walls. These messages invite hurried passers-by to interrupt their frenzied, everyday rush and read and reflect for a moment.
Media: Photography
Location: Saint-Étienne
Year : 2007

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Stephane Roy www.stephaneroy.fr

Title: “Cet homme est en train de prendre conscience de son existence” / “This man is becoming aware of his own existence”
Description: A man is walking in a public place, when he suddenly freezes while walking.
A second person arrives and places a security cordon around the man standing still. Then he sticks a paper sign on the frozen man’s t-shirt, before moving on.
The paper states “Cet homme est en train de prendre conscience de son existence” (This man is becoming aware of his own existence).
The man remains frozen even though people begin to approach him and try to communicate with him. A long time passes, then he continues his route…
Media: Video
Duration : 20 minutes
Location: Lyon
Year : 2006

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Stephane Roy www.stephaneroy.fr Stephane Roy www.stephaneroy.fr

Title: Nomadic Messages
Description: Several messages written on white sheets of paper are taped on trains. These messages are made to travel randomly, here, there and everywhere.
Media: Video
Duration : Various
Location: Lyon
Year : 2008

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Stephane Roy www.stephaneroy.fr

Title: Reflecting Mind
Description: A series of videos showcasing people lost in their own thoughts. Intimate portraits of these moments of reflection. The people centre staged chose their own locations.
Media: Photography & videos
Duration : Various
Location: Various
Year : 2008

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Stephane Roy www.stephaneroy.fr

Title: Listening to life
Description: A man is listening to plants through headphones. This initial performance was later developed into a series of other performances and photos.
Media: Photography & video
Duration : Various
Location: Institut d’Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne
Year : 2007

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Stephane Roy www.stephaneroy.fr

Title: One day of life
Description: 24 hours of self-meditation in an industrial zone of the city.
Media: Video & photo
Location: Lyon
Year : 2008

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