JO KOLB : France/ Tour/ Détour/ Deux enfants (1993-2010)


January 13th — February 19th, 2022

This project is conceived as a spatialized narrative immersing the visitor in parts of two children’s daily life in a small, well-off village with xenophobic customs, at the dawn of the 21st century. In this context, the advent of neoliberalism as well as the entry into hypermedia come into conflict with religious values ​​and traditions corresponding to a declining peasant culture. The interaction between the elements put into space will draw a relational weft between the two protagonists, a brother and his sister, caught in a wave of social and technological upheavals.

Graduated from the Haute École des Arts du Rhin in Mulhouse (France) in 2016, Jo Kolb is engaged in a research and creation process focusing on issues relating to the media and social representation of childhood in the context of neoliberal society. They are currently pursuing a doctorate in Arts Studies and Practices at the University of Québec in Montréal.

Drawing on emotional and cultural memories from their own childhood, Kolb paints a sensitive and critical portrait of the daily life of middle-class families in the West, from the late 1990s to the early 2000s.