Jaaga DNA is currently hosting senior German artists Jérôme Chazeix and Hermann Miller in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan through their reputed bangaloREsidency program.

Jérôme Chazeix

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Born 1976 in France, Jérôme Chazeix studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Saint-Etienne, Visual Arts at the University of Saint-Etienne where he obtained his PhD in 2002, and at the Academy of Fine Arts Berlin-Weißensee (Meisterschüler/ Master class with Prof. Katharina Grosse, 2004). After completing numerous residencies throughout Europe, he chose to settle in Bangalore for three months and work with Jaaga in Bangalore public spaces through the Goethe Institut residency.

The esoteric, the costume and the architecture are the three essential components of his work, along side community engagement. His work focuses on assembling different media such as sculpture, video, music and costume and their cross-over in form of contemporary Gesamtkunstwerk installations. Chazeix sketches artworks the tension of which connects knowledge, design, mediation, visions and reality.

During his time in Bangalore, he plans to design and implement a multi-layered new performance called “BMP” (Bangalore Master Plan); he will work on-site with the city’s peculiarities under the residency flyover.

His work will focus on the assembly of traditional motifs and contemporary elements such of the ‘modern city’. He will deal with architectural sculptures, totems with photo collages, costumes and textiles to address architectural typologies and traffic lines. Those are the props of his performance, a participatory project dedicated to the city and its inhabitants.

You can find out more about his work at http://www.zeixberlin.de/

Hermann Hiller

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“For years i could appropriate competence in the various areas in relation to the human body till to the urban surroundings. My employment in the areas of the sculpture, the creation, the performance and the architecture always corresponded to my image of an interdisciplinary approach. Let’s call it a discussion with the second and the third skin. Besides, clothes have interested me always as an object and costume which functions only be useable, in the integration in a story, or in combination with the respective body.

My background is also my education in a sculptor’s class at the acedemy of fine arts in Munich and at the architecture faculty of the University of Technology of Munich, was vitual for me – in my work – always plumbing the interfaces of the areas of the space staging and the architecture, the art and object creation. My work deals with concepts, objects and performances and with such of the media while also reflecting upon their interdependency. During my residencies, for example in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, in Vaasa, Finland or Lisbon, Portugal I looked for the local community, the urban location and the character of the situation. This should be for me also the system for the bangaloREsidency 2015.

I have big interest in understanding and engaging with people and spaces impacted by large urban infrastructure projects in urban India.

I understand my work as an theatricalally movement which is related to the body in motion, the public space and a local community. For any project I am working together in a team. Usually, my practise is to be worked on cvollective networkd, like the FREIE KLASSE, atelierheld etc. I really like this nomadic and dynamic status, the Jaaga team is speaking about their projects. I prefer an exchange experiment. I want to go on a grand adventure and a meaningful dialog between me and Jaaga DNA during the bangaloREsidency 2015.”

You can find out more about his work at http://www.hermann-hiller.de/index.php