La poésie du visible et de l’invisible, du sonore et du visuel, de l’immobile et du vivant, s’offre alors à nous, sous une forme libre, sincère et plurielle.
Jade Ronat Maillé
If the unconscious is structured as a language, to use Lacan’s words, Anide’s work is situated at the intersection of the unconscious and the conscious language.
Arthur Rosset (who also signes ANIDE) is a multidisciplinary artist from Lyon, currently living and working in Berlin. Exhibited in London, Berlin, Lyon and Megève, he is a passionate self-taught artist. In 2021, he founded “Le Théâtre de la Rêverie”, a multidisciplinary label aiming to explore themes that revolve around the imaginary. Inspired by nature, philosophy, music and semiotics, Anide explores the imagination by creating a dreamlike world, a reverie where we get lost in the meaning we want to give it.
With his compositions and their intimate dimension, he returns to the essence of things, of oneself and of others. Through sensitive experiences, games of lines, shapes, colours and contradictions, he gradually digs into the layers of our imagination to offer us an enriched vision of our reality.
Concerned with the links between elements and with creating new ones, all his work is a correspondence: between the abstract and the figurative, between different mediums, between the present and the future, between individuals, between art and life, between dream and reality, between our primal nature and the social injunction.
In an age that has distanced us from nature and our own nature, he sees this research as a gateway to a world that we have forgotten to see or that we may never have seen. Thus, through suggestion, he teaches us to pay attention to and trust our impressions, emotions, bodies and instincts.
It is then up to us, as when he creates, to disregard any preconception in order to let our conscious and unconscious dialogue, in an instinctive and uncontrolled way, to better interpret, feel, appropriate his work and (finally) let go. The poetry of the visible and the invisible, the sound and the visual, the still and the living, is then offered to us, in a free, sincere and plural form.
//Text by Jade Ronat-Maillé
2017 / Master communication and language study, ISEG Lyon
2021 / The Theatre of Reverie, « The inner Myth », Sankt Studio, Berlin
2021 / Christmas exhibition, Erratum Gallery, Berlin
2021 / Group exhibition « NATURES », BohoSphere, Lyon
2021 / Group exhibition, Le Ciel dans l’Escalier, Été Indien Festival, Arles
2021 / Édition « Le printemps et la peau du souvenir », edited and published by Studio H13
2021 / Workshops on the imaginary, la cité des halles, Lyon
2020 / Solo exhibition “ Wilderness Unreality », Studio H13
2020 – 2021 / Artistic direction and Dj resident of Pasithée collective (meditative and immersive music bath)
2020 / Group exhibition Studio h13, Les Rhodos Hotel, Megève
2019 / Workshop on the imaginary, La rentrée des idéaux Festival, Sofffa, Lyon
2019 / Group exhibition « Fomosapiens », Palais Bondy, Lyon
2018 / Photographic installation, By Other Means Gallery, London
2017 / Solo exhibition« les préliminaires de l’amour », Désir Charnel, Lyon
//Past Exhibition: “The inner Myth”
On December 11th & 12th 2021, Culture.Room invited the french multidisciplinary artist to commence his new exhibition series: The Theatre of Reverie.
The artist from Lyon created the concept for these shows just a few months ago, wanting to explore our recitals, questions and our relationship to myths in contemporary society. This two-day exhibition consists of live performances, music and artworks.
Vernissage with performance by Tsuki.
Costume and set design in collaboration with Roxy Ruben Richens.
Finissage with a workshop by ANIDE
//About the show:
In a world which seems to have reached the limits of the societal dynamics put in place in recent years, it seems crucial to invent new belief systems in order to create a more stable, sustainable and environmentally friendly society. To do this, we need to ask ourselves as individuals: what inhabits, drives and animates us? What do we want to defend and share?
This exhibition should be understood as a suggestion on how we might be able to do this: Reconnect with our inner world and create collective narratives based on what embodies us. Mythology has always had an important place in history. Through imagination and symbolism it serves as a reference point in our daily value system. It makes us believe and drives our thinking. But what are the myths of our modern and occidental societies?
The first show of the Theatre of Reverie revolves around these questions and invites the visitors to reflect on their own visions and myths. Lost between dreams and reality, this exhibition wants to inspire the audience to create new collective myths, which we need to re-establish in order to form new (inter-)personal imaginations about ourselves and our place in this world.
//About Theatre of Reverie:
Composed of different multidisciplinary shows, the “Theatre of Reverie” revolves around the theme of the imaginary. Through collaborations and the creation of bridges between different mediums, this series of exhibitions explores themes that experiment around the deeply human state of reverie:
Hypnosis and automatic creation, dreamlike performances, content around waking dreams, suggestive and meditative music, workshops on alternative realities, studies of recitals around memory, etc…
Closely linked to our perception of the world, our imaginations shape our way of approaching reality. The stories we have heard and those we tell ourselves inhabit and form us. Since the dawn of time, humans have been creating narratives, ranging from everyday stories to myths that span across the ages. All of these narratives are intended to convey messages, to maintain a memory or, above all, to build ourselves as individuals or as a society.
This series therefore aims to trigger this imagination’s automatisms through sensitive, generous, intimate and immersive experiences in different locations with different concepts. It was built around a desire to create bridges between people and their own stories and tries to offer a poetic vision of our daily lives, so we can maybe experience new perspectives on our own imaginations and therefore on ourselves.