Nicolas Premier is a Franco-Congolese artist and musician, living and working in Paris, France. His practice is located at the interfaces of art, academia, pop culture and marginalized cultures. Premier approaches media and materials in a transversal manner, be it videos, photos, music or archives. In his works, sound acts as both trigger and catalyst in his research sequences.
Premier questions the construction of history from the perspective of non- thought and the subconscious, by exploring the imaginary, its role in the process of creating reality and their reflexive relationship. Premier considers the nature of Modernity from off-screen perspectives – those rooted in African and Afro-Diasporic experiences. He's particularly interested in bonds of mutual borrowings, fascinations and “dazzlings,” as Joseph Tonda understands them, that exist amongst and toward African diasporas.