The visitor is invited to enter in the small gallery of l’OEil de Poisson, transformed into "pop up store“ for the occasion. The effect is immediate, the visitor is in a fashion shop with a noisy electronic music which resonates in a loop. The installation : three video loops, music, silk scarves and a few geometric wooden objects are combined in synergy, features the fictional label "Zeix Berlin" which the artist has been playing with for almost 20 years. "Zeix" has taken its name from his family name and in the form of a devastating logo, appropriates the elements of our consumer society like the mass media, fashion, popculture, etc. With a particular esthetic and a certain level of naivety and irony, "Zeix" is a mirror of our society.
Jérôme Chazeix's works are contemporary total works of art. The approach of his work consists in the association of different media and their cross-over. Sculptures, videos and costumes are the elements, he privilege in his creation. They are integrated, among others, to his installations, environments or performances, and combined to form an overwhelming and complex scenery, leading to a crystallization, an associative process much alike a network of facets or cosmos. Performances, which form part of the whole concept, are frequently realised in the installations and permanently presented as videos. Like a graphic contamination the staging take possession of all walls and invite to a specific atmosphere.
The exhibition is made possible through the support of the IFA (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) – Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations (Germany).
May 5, 2017, 8pm
L'Oeil de Poisson
541, rue De Saint-Vallier Est
Québec (Québec) G1K 3P9