Chloë Lum & Yannick Desranleau

2 PM, Saturday, September 10th, 2016

With curator Joni Low

Join us this coming Saturday to hear Chloë Lum and Yannick Desranleau share about the evolution of their practice into live performance, their current phenomenological research, and the influence of entropy, chromophilia, collaboration and fatigue on their process. How can material misbehaviours – breaking down the accumulation of social codes – allow art to be an open laboratory where we might re-perceive our relationship with objects and the wider world? How might we see through touch?

All colours welcome! Colourful snacks served.

About the artists:

Chloë Lum & Yannick Desranleau have participated in many group exhibitions throughout North America and Europe, including exhibitions at the University of Texas, Austin (2015); the Center for Books and Paper Arts, Columbia College, Chicago (2015); the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (2011); the Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (2010); and the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, England (2009). Solo exhibitions include Khiele Gallery, St. Cloud State University, Minnesota (2016); the Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Charlottetown (2014); YYZ Artists’ Outlet, Toronto (2013); and Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto (2012). Recent performances have been presented in Montreal at the Darling Foundry (2015), and as part of the OFFTA festival (2016). The duo is 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.

Image: Edwin Isford


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