• 📅10.12.2022
    • 🕜16h

    To close her exhibition, Élise Peroi will create the performance “Seuil” which, through gesture, brings to light the sacred space of the garden. It was previously presented in November 2022 at the Fondation Thalie, Brussels.

    The performance will be followed by a discussion in the exhibition.This exchange time between Élise Peroi and Jean-Marc Dimanche will be a stroll between the idea of the interior and the exterior, confronting and creating bridges between city and nature, coming and going between these two spaces. This encounter will examine the concept of the ideal habitat, why the elsewhere, as well as the notion of landscape by mixing nature, architecture, and weaving as a way to think about what surrounds us. The discussion will be nourished by readings of Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities as well as the book History of the Ideal Habitat. From East to West by Augustin Berque. It will focus on the dialogue between Jean-Marc Dimanche and Élise Peroi that led to the exhibition and its space.


    Élise Peroi et Jean-Marc Dimanche

    Perhaps This Garden Exists Only in the Shade of our Downcast Eyelids

    Élise Peroi

    breathe in/speak out

    Reading and visit
    Marielle Macé
    👉Free admission
    Biography of Élise Peroi

    Born in Nantes (FR) in 1990, Élise Peroi lives and works in Brussels (BE). She graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels with a Master’s degree in Textile Design in 2015.

    In 2016, with the support of the Halles de Schaerbeek, Brussels, she began to develop performances based on weaving.

    The artist has participated in numerous group exhibitions since 2015 both in France and Belgium (Foresta, Le Bel Ordinaire, Pau (FR); Inspire, Iselp, Brussels ; Island/ish, Instituto Italiano di Cultura, Brussels, etc.). She is regularly invited for residencies as part of her work as a visual artist or performer : La Bellone, Brussels ; La Serre – arts vivants, Montreal (CA); Fédération Wallonie- Bruxelles, Ile de Comacina (IT); Fap, San Cipriano Picentino (IT), etc.

    She collaborates with different choreographers, Mui Cheuk Yin, Louise Vanneste ; playwrights, Emmanuelle Nizou, Camille Louis, Émilie Martz-Kuhn and musicians, Roel Dieltiens, Marine Falque-Vert, Thomas Jean Henri. In 2020, she had her first solo exhibition Proche du Soleil at the Maria Lund Gallery in Paris. In 2021, her work was shown in two concurrent solo exhibitions in Brussels : Là où se trouve la forêt at the Botanique and Faire Sillons at the Centre Culturel de La Tour à Plomb.

    In the spring of 2022, still in Brussels, she created the installation Carpe Diem at the ELEVEN STEENS Art Center, in parallel with her residency at the Academia Belgica in Rome.

    Biography of Jean-Marc Dimanche

    Jean-Marc Dimanche is an artistic director with no preconceived ideas. After studying Pharmacology, he quickly turned to Art and Culture, creating the agency V.I.T.R.I.O.L. in the 1990s, a laboratory of ideas and creations specialized in the luxury sector, which he directed for 20 years. In 2008, in partnership with Florence Guillier-Bernard, he founded Maison Parisienne, a traveling gallery dedicated to fine crafts, which he left eight years later, after organizing more than fifty exhibitions in various European capitals. At the beginning of 2016, he was appointed advisor to Her Royal Highness the Grand Duchess of Luxembourg for the development and transmission of crafts in Luxembourg and in Europe, and created the biennial De Mains De Maîtres, of which he is now the general curator. Since spring 2019, date of its opening in Brussels, he also directs ELEVEN STEENS, a private space dedicated to Art and Material, open to all fields of creation, whether plastic arts, design, crafts, architecture, or fashion…

    He has been a contributor to the Journal of Ceramics and Glass for several years and has participated in the writing of numerous catalogs and artists’ books.