Homage to Seurat: Les Poseurs and the Artist in his Studio, video for large scale projection, 6:30 minutes looped
The image above is from a Persona Volare exhibition in Toronto, 2003. This video was also presented at Projektram Atle Feuerwache (Berlin, 2004) and Wharf (Caen de la Mer, France, 2008) along side the collage series entitled “Dressing”.
Homage to Seurat: Les Poseurs and the Artist in his Studio is an installation that centers on a video of an artist working in his studio. This piece plays with a number of traditional notions revolving around the gaze, fashion and the construction of an image.
Using the blue screen Zits has added a layer that presents men getting ready for a fashion show and promenading down a runway. In the course of editing the surface layer of this video Johannes has deliberately reduced it’s quality to accentuate the digital process. On the door of the room leading to the projection, Zits displayed a series of images that directly referenced his inspiration for the video.