Mathieu Doyon and Simon Rivest founded the artist collective Doyon-Rivest in Québec City in 2000. Their practice extends well beyond their training in visual arts and graphic design. They have presented their work in numerous solo and collective exhibitions in Canada and abroad, including the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, the Manif d'art de Québec, The Amsterdam Photography Biennale and the Toronto Contact Festival. The duo lives and works in Montreal.
Artistic project : Logopagus
We present a series of objects which become supports for photographic images. A semantic shock operates between the medium and the subject that is attached to it. The chosen objects are all charged with meaning, bearers of clear cultural references and the images annihilates the function of these objects, rendering them unusable and giving them a sculptural status. The photograph and the object merge to become something else, unusual though familiar, something playful and seductive.
Audioguide : listen to the artist’s reflexion on the theme « Play and Distraction »