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    POLVO (Octopus) by Michel Groisman at MoMA Studio, photo Copyright: The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photo by Manuel Martagon

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    SIRVA-SE (HELP YOURSELF) by Michel Groisman and Gabriela Duvivier at TBA Festival (USA), photo by Patti Mc Guire

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    SIRVA-SE (HELP YOURSELF) by Michel Groisman and Gabriela Duvivier at Lig Art Hall (Korea), photo copyright: LIG Arts Foundation, photo by Kim Sanghyub

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    CREATURES, by Michel Groisman with Michel Groisman and Helena Vieira, photo by Pedro Lyra

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    TRANSFERENCE by Michel Groisman, photo by Marise Farias

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    RADISFOQUE, an interactive opera by Michel Groisman, Gabriela Duvivier and Gabriela Geluda, photo by Sung Pyo Hong – childrens are blowing the tubes to control the singuer’s body

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    RADISFOQUE, an interactive opera by Michel Groisman, Gabriela Duvivier e Gabriela Geluda, photo by Sung Pyo Hong – the “popcorn hat” that blow’s up popcorn for the children to catch.

The best way to know the work of artist Michel Groisman is experiencing it, or rather, playing, because his work is essentially composed of games. In these unusual games, the “player’s” challenge is not to win another, but overcome the barriers that keep of contacting others. Games of creation and self-inquiry.

For each of his games, Groisman, creates their own equipment and instruments. In his earliest performances, as Creatures, Transference and Tear, the game was restricted to the artist’s own body (and a partner in the case of Creatures). But gradually, motivated by a need to exchange with people, the artist began to develop instruments that would enable include the public, creating Octopus, Help Yourself, Drawing Machine , Door of Hands and Radisfoque.

By the nature of his work, Groisman is welcoming different collaborations in his process of creation. Since 2004 develops partnership with Gabriela Duvivier, artist, teacher of theater improvisation and Alexander Technique ; and more recently developed partnership with the soprano Gabriela Geluda in the opera-game Radisfoque.

Groisman has presented his work in various contexts: public spaces, theaters, schools, festivals, museums and galleries, such as MoMA Studio Education Program, World Together Conference (TATE Modern), Lig Art Hall, 29th Biennal of São Paulo and Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.