"When one does not
find solution in a discipline, the solution comes from outside of this discipline".
From the senses feast to the Quest of Sense
Born in 1948 in Seine-et-Marne, Michel ROUDNITSKA has become in the course of all these years, a "transdisciplinary" expert. Indeed, to his degree in business (an ESSEC diploma) one can add his life-long passions in the area of image creation (photography, drawing, sculpture, picture synthesis, laser, video), as well as in the composition of perfumes and in the daily art of computer processing.
|His outstanding experience of multi-screen slide projection has led him to
realize audiovisual and laser shows for world-famous Perfume brands (notably Christian
Dior) and Jewelers, as well as for prestigious shows and ballets in France
and abroad (notably in Australia and for the government of French Polynesia).
He has also participated in several exhibitions in Paris and elsewhere in France:
Salon d'Automne at the Grand Palais, Gallery Râ (visionary Art), Oeil du Diaph, Neuilly's Cultural Center, Nice's Espace Image, Grasse's Palais des Congres, Cannes' Galerie Albion, Espace Bonnard at au Cannet, "Musiques d'Images" festival at Avignon and J.I.P at Arles...
|Michel ROUDNITSKA was one of the first in France, over 20 years ago, to integrate the then-new color "synthetic" images in his audiovisual spectacles. Henceforth the computer and the drawing tablet have become his main tools to create these composite images he has called "Photo Syntheses" in view of the fact that they require both photographic techniques and image synthesis.|
|In the last four years, thanks to digital video, Michel has been
able to create films animating his images into infinite metamorphoses and allowing him,
among others things, to visually "represent" odors and perfumes ; this, he
notably demonstrated in his window front of the "SEPHORA"
high-class store on the Champs-Elysées.
He had to develop, then, an original method & technic to establish a table of correspondence (as Baudelaire had foreseen already) between visual forms (whether observed in nature or created by computer) and "olfactory forms".
|It is in this context that, at the
50th "Festival d'Avignon" in July 1996 (and in association with
"Musique d'Images"), Michel ROUDNITSKA realized a true multisensorial
spectacle based on the five elements: "QUINTESSENCE"
: it added, to the giant multivision audiovisual panorama, the live dimension of the Avignon's
Opera Ballets and furthermore, the olfactory diffusion
of programmed high-class perfumes over the open-air audience.
More recently, in October 2002, Michel Roudnitska created for
the fourth Centifolia Congress a new musical, olfactive and
aquatic show "UN MONDE EN SENTEURS"
(World Scents) with the original music by Nathalie
Manser and David Richards.
This show was then presented on December 21st, 2002, in Montreux (CH), Stravinsky Auditorium.
|Michel ROUDNITSKA currently works at Cabris in the Grasse region, devoting
himself mainly to the composition of perfumes he has studied and practiced for over twenty
years. Since 1997, he manages with his mother, Thérèse, the ART & PARFUM company specialized in the creation and
manufacture of prestige perfumes founded by Edmond
his father, creator of Christian Dior's "Eau Sauvage", among other great perfumes.
In order to better defend the artistic dimension of the perfume, Michel ROUDNITSKA dedicates himself to the concept of signed « parfum d’auteur » working mostly for "niche" brands.
So in June 2000, his first fragrance "Noir Epices" is launched by "Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle" jointly with « Parfum de Thérèse », his father's posthumous masterpiece.
In 2002, he creates with the new brand "Parfums DelRae" from San Francisco, a high range line of perfumes specially conceived for the USA : Eau Illuminée, Amoureuse, Bois de Paradis, followed by "Début" in 2004. These fragrances are now distributed in Europe.
Lastly in 2007/2008, still on the American luxury market, he creates two new perfumes: « Ellie » et « Ellie Nuit » which already get a favourable appreciation among the connoisseurs (Best Scent Masterpiece Award 2007).
"Emotionnelle" the 5th perfume created for DelRae was launched in Europ in November 2008.
Interviews of M.