Call to arms? Art event? Le Marché du Zombie is a slow procession set to frantic music and culminating in a performance. Les Fermières Obsédées give themselves over body and soul to this viva voce dissertation that expresses their aims as it points up the power struggles underpinning current political and economic issues. Armed with oversized pompoms, they invite viewers to join the group onstage and wander around a musical comedy inspired by the finest aberrations of the present epoch.
During a residency at Vidéo Femmes, Les Fermières Obsédées used footage shot by the centre's documentary team to produce this unique video. Part trash, part burlesque, it captures the actions of artists under the influence of live music during their theatrical cortege presented at the opening of the Quebec City biennial, Manif d’Art 7.