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Simon Bilodeau

Le monde est un zombie / Le monde est un zombie

Curator_Katrie Chagnon
November 5 to December 23, 2011

Taking as its starting point questions around transportation and mobility, the installation Le monde est un zombie explores the phantasmagorical dimension of reality through an imposing shipping container. This object evokes the history of industrialisation and mass culture, phenomena that Simon Bilodeau investigates by way of contemporary simulacra. The container, a mobile interface between various spaces—physical, virtual and symbolic—transports with it the vestiges of a mysterious world, one wavering dangerously between survival and disappearance. By way of response to this temporal ambiguity, a tension between enchantment and disenchantment drives Bilodeau’s project, which like all his work includes an important painting component. The exhibition being presented at EXPRESSION inaugurates the second phase of Le monde est un zombie, the first part of which was shown at Laval’s Maison des arts in 2011. With this new show, the artist and curator take the concept mobility on which the project rests even further, while at the same time taking into account the specificities of the exhibition site. The collaboration between Bilodeau and Katrie Chagnon thus continues through new ideas about the conditions of displacement, about “coming back to earth” and about the reproduction of works of art.

Presentation by Simon Bilodeau and Katrie Chagnon on saturday, November 5, at 2pm
Opening \ Launch on Saturday, November 5, at 3pm