"Jeux" is composed of eight vignettes, in which performers Véronique Guitard and Hugo Gaudet-Dion reinvent the domestic environment in different playful scenarios, culminating in a sequence shot at IKEA in Ottawa. This lengthy shopping session, shot with a hidden camera, is accelerated and condensed, creating amusing perspectives of the two performers as they evolve throughout the process. The acceleration effect is also used throughout the video to deconstruct the action and create unexpected images. "Jeux" features electronic sound compositions by Simon Guibord and was edited by Phil Rose. It was produced with the support of the Ontario Arts Council’s Avance medias program which provides support to francophone artists in Ontario.
Josée Dubeau holds an MFA in Fine Arts from the University of Québec in Montréal (1994). Her installations, drawings, and videos are developed in the context of residencies and exhibitions in Canada and abroad, including the IAAB/Christoph Merian Stiftung in Basel (1998), the Künstlerhaus Villa Concordia in Bamberg, Germany (2002-03), the Künstlerhaus Bethanien International Residency Program in Berlin (2004-05), the Studio of Tokyo in Roppongi Hills, where she was the recipient of grants from the Ministère des relations internationales du Québec, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, and the Ministère de la culture, des communications et de la condition féminine du Québec in 2009. Josée Dubeau was awarded the International Residency Grant at SPACE in London by the Canada Council for the Arts in 2010. She has received numerous grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and realized several public art commissions in Québec since 2000. She taught drawing and sculpture at the University of Ottawa from 2006-2011. Her drawings are found in the collection of the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec and in private collections throughout Ontario, Québec, Switzerland, Germany, and England. (www.joseedubeau.com)