Chloë Lum and Yannick Desranleau

Curator: Anne-Marie St-Jean Aubre

From February 1 2020 to May 17 2020

About —

The Garden of a Former House Turned Museum

For several years, artists Chloë Lum and Yannick Desranleau have been working with singers and dancers on performances and videos in which objects play important roles as allies or antagonists; they are treated as both extensions of the body and restrictions of its movement.

In residence at the Musée d’art de Joliette during the fall of 2019, the artists worked on the first part of a new video installation, in preparation for their exhibition at the Musée in the winter of 2020. The project features an artist who is captive to her chronic ailments, which affect her motor skills. An avid reader of Brazilian author Clarice Lispector, she enters into an imaginary correspondence with her idol.

 

Credits 

Chloë Lum & Yannick Desranleau

The Garden of a Former House Turned Museum
Performers: Sarah Albu, Ruby Attwood, Liz Limax, Talia Fuchs
Percussions: Noam Bierstone
Choreography: Deborah Dunn
Costumes Assistant: Catherine Joyal
Stylist: Brit Phatal

About Chloë Lum and Yannick Desranleau

 

Chloë Lum and Yannick Desranleau are multidisciplinary visual artists based in Montreal, Canada. Their work focuses on theatricality and the choreographic; in their performance work but also in their interest in staging tableaus and working with ephemeral materials that can be said to perform through re-deployment and decay. The duo’s recent works investigate the agency of objects, the material condition of the body, and the transformative potential that bodies and objects exert upon each other. These interests are informed by Chloë’s experience with chronic illness and its effect on their collaboration as well the duo’s exploration of narrative tropes from literature, theatre and television.

They have exhibited widely, notably at the Center for Books and Paper Arts, Columbia College, Chicago; the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal; the Kunsthalle Wien; BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art; Whitechapel Project Space, London; the University of Texas, Austin; the Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Charlottetown; the Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto; and the Darling Foundry, Montreal. Lum and Desranleau are also known on the international music scene as co-founders of the avant-rock group AIDS Wolf, for whom they also produced award-winning concert posters under the name Séripop. Their work is in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Montreal Museum of Fine Art, and the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal.

In 2016, Desranleau was awarded the Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Fellowship in Contemporary Art, and in 2015, the duo was long-listed for the Sobey Art Award.

For more information: www.lum-desranleau.com/


Image in the banner:

© Chloë Lum & Yannick Desranleau, production still, from the series Stills From a Non-Existant Performance, 2019. Performer: Winnie Ho

© Chloë Lum & Yannick Desranleau, production still, from the series Stills From a Non-Existant Performance, 2019. Performer: Winnie Ho