Michel Groisman graduated as a music professor from the Universidade do Rio de Janeiro, and worked as a professor for a week at a primary school before being fired. He also studied English for a couple of years but was never really able to become fluent in the language--same with swimming. It seems that his specialty is to do precisely the opposite of what he learns. To invent new possibilities. In music school, he wanted to make musical instruments which produced no sound and so he began to create devices which could be attached to his body. Afterwards, he also developed devices which could be attached to the bodies of others. Through this, he discovered play as a integral process which does not distinguish exterior investigations from self-investigation.
Over the past 15 years Michel has presented his work at various institutions, such as: Tate Modern; Museum of Modern Art; Lig Art Hall (South Korea) and The Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro. He also has participated in numerous dance and performance festivals including: In Transit; Berlin Lab; La Batie (Geneva); Encontros Acarte (Lisbon); TBA Festival and Temps D'Images (Paris).
Photo: LIG Arts Foundation (Sanghyub KIM)