Latest Position: 2014-2017, Technical director, Théâtre du Grütli, Geneva, Switzerland.

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Eric Mutel
Born in 1973
French Nationality

Visual Arts:
-Fine Arts / Installation / Photography / Video / Sculpture / Set-Stage Design / Lighting Design / Production / Performance collaboration / Book / Game / New Media...
LIve Arts:
Theatre Technical director / Theatre technical manager / Lighting manager & designer / Light, sound and stage techncian / Technical manager for Film festival and Cinema theatre / Film & video projectionist.






1- Studies – Research - Training.
06/07 - Kungliga Konsthögskolan (Royal Institute of Arts), Stockholm, Sweden - Artist project program /project student, video / photo.
05/06 - Le Fresnoy, Studio National des Arts Contemporains, Tourcoing, France - Artist project program / project student, video, moving image, 3D, new media.
95/98 - Master studies in Visual Arts, (level) University Paris 1, France.
94/96 - Graduated photographer, Les Gobelins, Ecole de l’image. Laboratory photographer. 2 years. CCIP, Paris, France.
-Internship 1996. Publimod photographic laboratory, Paris. France.
92/96 - Bachelor degree in Visual Arts. (3rd years studies after 2 years DEUG degree). University Paris 1, France.
(-1994, DEUG degree in Visual Arts. University Paris 1, France).
-Internship 1995. Magnum Photo Agency, Paris, France. Laboratory & Archives
-Internship 1994. Newspaper “Le Monde”. Paris, France (Iconography)
1992 - Graduated high school. Sciences & Biology. France


2- Installation
2009 - “Basics”, in exhibition Art Fair Suomi 2009, Helsinki, Finland.
2006 - “In Cryo Video”, Video Installation, Exhibition Panorama7, Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing, France.
2005 - “Try it on!” & “digital realities” -In Artist Atelier Exhibition, Serignan, France.
2004 - IV e International Ice Festival “Polar Rhapsody”, Salekhard, Siberia, Russia.
2003 - “Latent. Suite/room 301”, ICEHOTEL, Jukkasjärvi, Sweden.
2002 - ”Jäävalokuvakirjasto”, Auroran kenttä, Helsinki, Finland.
2001 - “Slippery Monuments”. Kallio Kipinöi, Patinoire Brahen Kenttä , Helsinki, Finland.
2001 - “ID Concession”. IMPACT, 2nd Inter Printmaking Conference, University Art & Design Helsinki, UIAH, Finland.
2001 - “Almost escaped”. Kokoteatteri . Helsinki. Finland.
2001 - “Cryo Monuments”. 10e Anniversary of Itämerikeskus, Kellokoski, Finland.
2000 - “Thaw “. Disused deep frozen room, Antony, France.
1999 - “Serial Cryogenics 5”. ICEHOTEL, Jukkasjärvi, Lapland, Sweden.
1997 - “No fridge on the Bridge”, Wild perishable cryogenic installation, Printemps de Cahors, France
1996 - Perishable photographic installation. University Paris 1. France


3- Exhibition
2017 - Festival Traverse video, video installation “Mykkä/Mute”, Espace Croix Baragnon, Toulouse, France.
2014 - Group Exhibition, Artist's Ateliers Chateau Vargos, Serignan, France.
2014 - Exhibition, photo & video, at Maison de la vallée, Luz saint Sauveur, Pyrénées, France.
2012 - Festival Traverse Video, Video installation “Mykkä/Mute” & photo, Centre Culturel Bellegarde, Toulouse, France.
2013 - Art Fair Suomi 2013, Cable Factory, Helsinki, Finland.
2012 - Individual Exhibition “ Les lumières latentes”, Photo & video, at NOASS, Riga, Latvia
2012 - Individual Exhibition “ Les lumières latentes”, Photo & video, at Klaipèda's city library, Lithuania.
2012 - Individual Exhibition “ Les lumières latentes”, Photo & video, at Palanga's city library, Palanga, Lithuania.
2012 - Individual Exhibition “ Les lumières latentes”, Photo & video, French institute, Vilnius, Lithuania.

2011 - Individual Exhibition “ Les lumières latentes”, Photo & video, Gallery Käytäva & Gallery Stoa, Helsinki, Finland
2011 - Touring Collective Exhibition, Portraet nu! - Photo – Mikkeli Art Museum, Mikkeli, Finland.
2010 - Festival CARTES Flux 2010, video installation & performance. CARTES in Weegee House, Espoo, Finland.
2010 - Touring Collective Exhibition, Portraet nu! - Photo - Akureyri Kunstmuseum, Akureyri, Iceland.
2010 - Touring Collective Exhibition, Portraet nu! - Photo - Ljungbergmuseet, Ljungby, Sweden.
2010 - Sales Exhibition, CableFair10, Photo, video, Kaapelitehdas, Helsinki, Finland.
2009 - Sales exhibition, Art Fair Suomi 2009, installation, Helsinki, Finland.
2009 - Collective Exhibition, Portraet nu!Frederiksborg Museum, Hillerød, Denmark.
2008 - Collective Exhibition “ La croisée des regards”, Swedish Cultural Centre, Paris, France.
2008 - Sales Exhibition, Art Fair Suomi 2008, photographs, Helsinki, Finland.
2008 - Collective Exhibition “ La croisée des regards”, Fotografins Hus, Stockholm, Sweden
2007 - Collective exhibition, Galleri Mejan, Stockholm, Sweden.
2007 - Festival “Les Rencontres d’Arles” – Nominated for Discovery Awards Exhibition. Arles, France.
2007 - Konstistan, Dinersclub selected exhibition, Stockholm, Sweden.
2007 - Vårutställning, KKH, Royal University College of Fine Arts, Stockholm, Sweden
2007 - Festival Barents Spektakel, Kirkenes, Norway - Hot arctic exhibition. Video Variation “ In Cryo Video”.
2006 - Collective Exhibition, Panorama7, Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing, France.
2006 - Festival Temps d’Images, Ferme du Buisson, Marne-la-Vallée, France.
2006 - Body Navigation Festival, St-Petersburg, Russia.
2006 - LAAC in Dunkerque, France. From Workshop at VI e African photographic Biennale in 2005, Bamako, Mali
2005 - Photographs. Le Périscope (Montpellier), Ateliers artistes, (Serignan), France.
2003 - Bäst före. (Photographs) Gallery Kakelhallen, Mariehamn, Åland, Finland.
2002 - Photographs variations of installations. Andorra Cinema, Helsinki, Finland.
2000 - Voies Off 2000. Off R.I.P. Arles, France.
2000 - “Family cryogenic memory concession” & “Solo 1”. Contemporary Art Center Albert Chanot, Clamart, France.
1995 - Photographs.“Praha”. Paris, France.


4- Set-Stage Design / Performance / Scenography-Installation / Festival / Lighting Design / Sculpture...
2012 - Collaboration, visual arts & dance/circus Project “Svartisen”, by Choreographer Pirjo Yli-Maunula, Oulu, Finland.
2012 - Fete d’Hiver, Snow Sculpting, Assistant on Franziska Agrawal project. Saint-Jean Port Joli, Canada.
2012 - International Festival of ice and snow sculpting Valloire. 1st prize jury and artist prize (ice sculpting). Valloire, France.
2011 - Underground Ark Events, Video "Mykkä" and some Photographs presented, at 45 Special, Oulu, Finland.
2011 - Animatricks, Animation Film Festival, Helsinki, Finland - Video “Mykkä” presented.
2011 - 9th international Animation Film Festival Tindirindis, Vilnius, Lithuania. Video “Mykkä” selected in competition.
2011 - Festival Video Art Waterpieces, 3 videos shown at Noass / Betanovuss, Riga, Latvia.
2011 - Collaboration, visual arts & dance/circus Performance “Svartisen”, by Choreographer Pirjo Yli-Maunula, Oulu, Finland.
2011 - Festival “Edvard Munch in snow & ice”, Nordic ski world Championship - ice installation. Oslo, Norway.
2011 - Festival ice & snow sculpting Hovden – Snow, ice, frozen images, light. Sculpture / Installation. Hovden, Norway.
2011 - Collaboration, visual arts, for dance Performance “Jäätyneet” by Choreographer Pirjo Yli-Maunula, Oulu, Finland.
2010 - Festival CARTES Flux 2010, Espoo, Finland - Mute, Sound & Video Performance with Laura Murtomaa.
2010 - Festival Time to Dance, Riga, Latvia. Collaboration project, “Border Line”, Installation/Performance/Frozen clothes.
2010 - Barents Spektakel Festival, Kirkenes, Norway. Set-Stage Design / installation / lighting design – Collaboration project.
2009 - DanseFestival Barents, Hammerfest, Norway. performance & collaboration project, Installation / Performance, with frozen clothes.
2009 - IceMusicFestival, Schnals, Italy. Stage Design / Installation / ice instrument Assisting. Ice concert with Terje Isungset.
2009 - Barents Spektakel Festival, Kirkenes, Norway. Set-Stage Design / installation / lighting design – Collaboration project.
2009 - Icefestival #4, Geilo, Norway. Set-Stage Design / Installation / Lighting design – Ice concert with Terje Isungset
2008 - Barents Spektakel Festival, Kirkenes, Norway - Set-Stage Design / installation - Performance Collaboration
2008 - IceFestival #3, Geilo, Norway. Set-Stage Design / installation - Ice concert, Terje Isungset and others
2007 - Icefestival #2, Geilo, Norway. Set design / installation – Ice concert with Terje Isungset,
2007 - Barents Spektakel Festival, Kirkenes, Norway. Set design / installation – Ice concert with Terje Isungset
2006 - Icefestival #1, Geilo, Norway . Ice Concert with Terje Isungset, Set design / Installation.
2005 - “GENERATOR, Ääninapapiiri”, Installation with Norwegian musician Terje Isungset, Helsinki, Finland.
2005 - Cie Li(luo), Camille Mutel, installation for dance Performance, “summa Désiderantes”, Nancy, France.
2004 - Cie Li(luo), Camille Mutel, installation for dance Performance, “Le Sceau de Kali”. Nancy, France.
2002 - Theatre ”Kahlekuninkaat ” Video in Performance by Ylioppilasteatteri. Helsinki. Finland.
2000 - Défilé curieux performance, Installation “Curious Fashion Show”. Batofar, Paris, France.


5- Video
2011 - Video, “Warm up”, Stop-motion animation, Helsinki, Finland.
2011 - Video, variation work. “2 x IS”. Helsinki, Finland.
2010 - Video – Installation / Performance Video/ sound, “Mute”, with sound artist Laura Murtomaa, Helsinki, Finland.
2006 - video installation "In Cryo Video - Side # ". Sweden.
2006 - Video installation “In Cryo Video”. France
2002 - Video work “Laura melting” for theater performance ”Kahlekuninkaat ”. Helsinki, Finland
1998 - Experimental short movie: “IS ”. shot in Super8, Beta Master. Paris, France - remastered 2007-


6- Workshop, teaching, lecture.
2012 - Workshop, stop motion video, frozen coats, photo, Video film school Valve, Oulu, Finland.
2011 - Workshop, photography, French School Jules Verne, Helsinki, Finland.
2009 - Giving Workshop, frozen clothes, Stop-Motion video animation. DanseFestival Barents, Hammerfest, Norway
2008 - Giving Workshop Ice, snow, frozen clothes and installation / set design, Barents Spektakel, Kirkenes, Norway.
2008 - Giving Workshop ice/photography/installation, Icefestival, Geilo, Norway
2007 - Giving Workshop ice/photography/installation, Barents spektakel, Kirkenes, Norway.
2007 - Giving Workshop ice/photography/installation, Icefestival, Geilo, Norway.
2006 - Giving Workshop in photography/installation, BA/MA student, UIAH, University of Art & Design Helsinki, Finland
2005 - Participant in Workshop, VI e African photographic Biennale in 2005, Bamako, Mali
2005 - Lecture photography, Svenska Framtidsskolan, ARCADA, Helsinki, Finland.


7- Publication – Edition.
2008 - Memory Game, "Memory_Freakgame1#0". Helsinki, Finland.
2007 - “Timelaps” Flipbook, Freak Book 1#0, Edition#0. With Författares Bokmaskin, Stockholm, Sweden.


8- Grant & Scholarship Artist & Project
2010 - KKNord, Mobility Funding, Riga, Latvia.
2009 - KKNord, Mobility funding. To Norway.
2009 - Arts Council of Finland. Travel Grants. To Norway.
2009 - Arts Council of Finland. Project funding. To Norway.
2007 - Sleipnir, (NIFCA) Travel Grants, to Norway.
2006 - French institute in Stockholm, Project “In Cryo Video”
2005 - Arts Council of Finland, Travel Grants, to Iceland
2005 - Arts Council of Finland, Project “GENERATOR”.
2005 - Artist residencies in Helsinki, French cultural centre in Helsinki, Project “GENERATOR”.
2004 - Arts Council of Finland, Group Travel Grants, to Russia 2004 Arts Council of Finland, Group Travel Grants, to Russia
2004 - Helsinki city cultural centre. Project “GENERATOR”.
2002 - Helsinki city cultural centre. Installation ”Jäävalokuvakirjasto”,


9- Professional Experiences

2014 - 2017 - Technical director / lighting designer, Théâtre du Grütli, Geneva, Switzerland.
2015 - lighting design, Opera Ulysse Exp N°1, In the Lab Theatre Company, BCV concert hall, Lausanne, Switzerland .
2012 -2014 - Technical manager / lighting designer, Universum Theatre, Betania house, Helsinki, Finland.
2012 - Lighting design & assistant ice instrument, ice music concert, Terje Isungset, Oulu music festival, Oulu, Finland.
2012 - Assistant, ice music concert, Terje Isungset, World Design Capital opening gala, Lahti, Finland.
2011 - Lighting Design for Theatre play “Closer”, by Helsinki Fringe Theatre Company, Luckan, Helsinki, Finland.
2011 - Lighting design for Marianergraven choir concert, Oratorio, St. John's Church, Helsinki, Finland.
2011 - Lighting design for Theatre play “ Oscar och den Rosa Damen”, at Svenska Teatern, Den Lilla Skillnaden, Helsinki.
2011 - Cinema/video operator projectionist, Lens Politica Film Festival, Helsinki, Finland.
2011 - Lighting and Stage technician, Hanko Theatre festival, Hanko, Finland.
2010 - Lighting design, assistant Ice instrument, ice set. Ice music concert by Terje Isungset, Istanbul, Turkey.
2010 - Lighting & Sound Design, & operator, Matiki Magic, children theatre play, Helsinki, Finland.
2010 - Lighting, Stage, video, Sound assistant, Viirus Teatern, Helsinki, Finland.
2010 - Lighting and Stage technician, Hanko Theatre festival, Hanko, Finland.
2010 - Cinema/video, operator projectionist, Animatricks Film Festival, Helsinki, Finland.
10/11 - Cinema/video, operator projectionist, HAFF film Festival Helsinki, Finland.
08-11 - Cinema/Video operator projectionist, Loikka dance film Festival, Helsinki, Finland.
03-10 - Cinema/Video operator projectionist, 14th - 21st EspooCine International Film Festival, Finland.
01-10 - Cinema operator projectionist. 14th-16th, 18th-23rd Helsinki Film Festival, Helsinki, Finland.
07-10 - Cinema/Video operator projectionist, Cinemaissi Festival, Helsinki, Finland.
07-09 - Film / video / digital cinema/video operator projectionist, BioRex Espoo / Hämeenlinna / Porvoo, Finland.
2008 - Lighting assistant, of Ilkka Paloniemi, Opera Acis & Galatea, Helsinki, Finland.
00-08 - Freelance technician assistant, Lighting, stage, video...
07-08 - Lighting assistant, lights, stage, video...Espoon kulttuurikeskus & Espoon KaupunginTeatteri
2003 - Lighting & Sound operator, children theatre play, Pöllö Huitasee, Q-Teatteri, Helsinki, Finland.
01-03 - Cinema operator projectionist, Kaurismäki cinema Andorra. Helsinki, Finland.
00-02 - Lighting assistant of Ilkka Paloniemi. Installations, Operas, Concerts, Finland.
2001 - Lighting operator. “Trombi”. Q-teatteri, summer theatre Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Finland.
00-01 - Lighting technician, Eastway, Starlike, Mediastore, MovingLight, Helsinki, Finland
1999 - Construction assistant. IceHotel. Jukkasjärvi. Sweden. Snow & ice structures.
1999 - Exhibition assistant. Contemporary arts center Kunstföreningen Copenhagen, Denmark
1999 - Lighting design. Cie Danse“La Banquise” . Blue Kaleidoscope Festival . Frigo. Paris, France.
98-99 - Lighting design. Street theatre Cie “L’Arbre à Nomades”. Paris, France. Production AZAR & UPH
96-00 - Technician lighting, sound & stage in differents Theatres & Cie in and around Paris, France
1997 - Artist assistant, installation. France.
95-96 - Laboratory photographer, Magnum photo agency, Archives & press print. Paris, France.