Augustin received a production grant for his play L’Âge des Ronces.
What is your artistic background ?
I've been dreaming since I was a child. As a teenager, I started reading and writing. Then I trained as a photographer. Very quickly, I staged my images, both at the time of their production and when they were hung on a wall. This resulted in multimedia exhibitions, made of videos, drawings, tangled images and paintings. For the project L’Âge des Ronces, I transposed this artistic universe to the stage, in order to give it body and make it come alive.
How do you see your profession today ?
My profession is that of an artist. I live from my art, I am free, I do what I want. I work in my studio in the Swiss countryside and travel most of the time. My aim is to develop an art that makes people dream and think, an art that is honest and that does good to the people who are confronted with it. I believe in art as a driving force for a healthy society.
How do you see yourself in 5 years ? In 10 years ?
In 5 or 10 years, I still see myself alive, continuing my artistic process, evolving in my practice one way or another. I hope to continue making exhibitions, theatre and also making films. I hope that the future will be beautiful and that the artistic universe I am building will continue to expand.
This interview was conducted in 2017
Photo credit: Antonin Amy-Menichetti