EIN LIED FÜR DEN EBERTPLATZ
Jérôme Chazeix – EIN LIED FÜR DEN EBERTPLATZ, 2. Juni – 8. Juli
LOCATION: EBERTPLATZ, outgoing from TIEFGARAGE
TIME: PERFORMANCE - on Friday, June 2nd from 7:30 pm
EXHIBITION: June 2 - July 8, 2017
///// Geometric energy - Hexagonal basin - Copper bronze Metal walls - Inclined neon light.
With alogisms and oxymoras, Jérôme Chazeix describes the Ebertplatz - the largest square in the city center of Cologne. EIN LIED FÜR DEN EBERTPATZ (A SONG FOR THE EBERTPLATZ) is a song performed in a performance on the opening day by a 10-person choir in a procession in costumes. The performers wander over the square singing and later their dresses will be draped in the exhibition room.
Jérôme Chazeix is developing a transdisciplinary work for Ebertplatz. His projects are contemporary works of art: Video, sound and costumes flow into Chazeix' installations to space filling installations, environments and performances. Visual and sculptural elements with geometric lines and hexagonal shapes emphasize the structure of the square and transform the exhibition space TIEFGARAGE into a peculiar showroom. Printed fabrics depicting the image cutouts of the square were sewn to frocks. They serve as costumes for the performance, but are also objects that are later being hung up in the art space to tell their worn story.
And it is always geometry, astrology, Steiner's anthroposophy, and the supernatural, that Chazeix processes in his art - and what also sects, faiths, schools, or other clubs also use in their image language for the centralization of a unified theory of thought. These forms and practices are particularly fascinating for the artist, as is architecture. Especially brutalism, which finds a very stringent implementation at the Ebertplatz, exerts great fascination on the artist. Like a lost treasure dug out of the earth, the special features of the Ebertplatz are celebrated and used as divine attributes for the site specific performance. Chazeix thus creates its own hypnotic world, which pays homage to the square: an ode to brutalism.
Jérôme Chazeix was born in France in 1976. He has been living in Berlin since 2000 and graduated as a masterclass student at Katharina Grosse at the Berlin Weissensee Art School. Previously, he graduated with a doctorate in Fine Arts at the Fine Arts department at the University of Saint-Etienne (FR).
///// Jérôme Chazeix – EIN LIED FÜR DEN EBERTPLATZ
June 2 - July 8, 2017
Artistic director: Jérôme Chazeix
Editorial Advice: Dominik Schmitt
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Danila Lipatov, Alisa Berger, Ulrich Steinbach, and Jolie Lusala
June 2, 7:30 pm - Opening and Performance
8 July, 8 pm - Finissage with Pizza Noise Mafia (BE) & Nulty Nult