Posted on April 28, 2011
It has been said, through folkloric stories and legends, that making a wish upon a shooting star makes the wish comes true.
This is why I decided to become a shooting star to help others in their luck, through a performance, by wearing Christmas lights and running in front of a projection of a port at night. Using the lights emanating from the dock as a metaphor of the galaxy, I invite by passers to make their wish as a I run, engulfed in a trail of lights, in front of them. It is through that performance that I hope to bring good fortunes to the spectators by embodying a shooting star.
Jean-Pierre Mot, born in Montreal in 1982, is an artist base in Montreal. He has received a B.F.A. in visual and media art in 2009 from the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQÀM) and will complete a master (M.A.) degree in communication in the summer 2011 at the same university. His master thesis is on the epistemic imaginary and transcend from the works of the French philosopher Gilbert Durand. His researches, either artistic or as a theorist, question the notion of identity through the relationship between the physical body and his tacit imprint on common object and familiar surrounding through mythologies, folkloric stories and legends. http://unmot.carbonmade.com/