Laurence Rassel was born in 1967 on the border between Belgium, France and Luxembourg, in a declining iron and steel basin, which she left to study art in Brussels. There, at the beginning of the 1990s, she was confronted with the difference in social class and the myth of artistic genius, exclusively in the male form, which the art school offered. The need for a form of self-education became apparent, which would lay the foundations for Laurence Rassel's practice: the discovery of cyberfeminism, collective work, precarious economy and friendship above all. She began her community life at the Constant organisation, under the institutional radars, where she appropriated the ideas of open source (1997-2008). This experience later led her to imagine the opening of the archives of the Fundació Antoni Tàpies in Barcelona, as director (2008-2015). Today, at the erg (école de recherche graphique) in Brussels, she is leading a project oriented towards the collective, process and transmission. She redefines the notion of authority and envisages an autonomous institution, where everyone has the possibility to act on the structure. Through her career as director and curator, Laurence Rassel leads lives, many at the same time, and strives to make everything she has missed possible. (2020)
- Interviews, conversations
- Cornelia Sollfrank, "Experimenting with Institutional Formats, Interview with Laurence Rassel", Jun 2018, 26 min. Video. Transcript. Conducted Mar 2018 at HEK, Zurich. Part of the Creating Commons project. (English)
- Agathe Boulanger, Signe Frederiksen, Jules Lagrange, Ce que Laurence Rassel nous fait faire, Paris: Paraguay Press, 2020, 188 pp.