Mothmeister is the nonstop morphing alter ego of two artistic soulmates based in Belgium, home of surrealism.
Through their eerie, imaginary post-mortem fairy tales they portray a series of masked, grotesque characters – often accompanied by stuffed animals and a variety of curiosa from their private collection.
Similar to the Victorian era when dead dear loved ones were photographed as a memento mori for the relatives, Mothmeister immortalizes animals in a dark and dystopian fairytale world.
- Friday, January 14, 21, 28 : 6 PM – 9 PM
- Saturday, January 15, 22, 29 : 2 PM – 6 PM
- Sunday, January 16, 23, 30 : 2 PM – 6 PM
Covid Safe Ticket and mask mandatory.
Entry : 5 €
- Mothmeister dossier de presse (PDF 62 M)
- Mothmeister interview (PDF 4M)
- Mothmeister poster LaMI A3 (PDF 4 M)
- Playlist Dark and Dystopian Sonic Landscapes (wav 710 M)
High quality prints
Every Mothmeister image is based on a professional Lambda print, mounted on Diasec. This type of mounting is known for its gallery quality. It is colorfast, washable and has an aluminum hanging system on the back.
All prints are limited editions (40 x 40 cm – up to 10 pieces and 80 x 80 – up to 5 pieces) and are therefore signed and numbered.
The Maison de l’Image is a young cultural place founded by the photographer Marc Barbay. It has found the ideal setting in an old clouterie in Jett, with its ivy-covered facade, in the interior of the island. Its first years were devoted to photographic projects with local roots and focused on the participation of its members. Recent developments have allowed it to expand its ambitions, while continuing the photographic activities of its members. Its exhibition space has recently doubled, making larger projects possible.
A multidisciplinary group of artists has also come to reinforce the original team of LaMI, in terms of animation and programming. Among them are Fabrice Murgia (author, director, actor and former director of the National Theatre), Patrick Codenys (audio artist, teacher, member of Front 242) Jacques Vandenheede (illustrator, director of the Académie d’Ixelles) and Arnaud Ghys (photographer, author of Cafés Latents and Portraits in Jazz).
After an exhibition of the great Malian photographer Malick Sidibé, a workshop with the artist and filmmaker Carlos Casas, LaMI’s eclectic program will include an interview with the Belgian portrait painter Marc Trivier, a dive into the macabre carnival of Mothmeister.