Chloe Lum & Yannick Desranleau


"Is It The Sun Or The Asphalt All I See Is Bright Black" @ Circa, Montreal, May 13 - June 17, 2017

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Chloë Lum &Yannick Desranleau
Is It The Sun Or The Asphalt All I See Is Bright Black
May 13 - June 17, 2017

Artist talk: Saturday, May 13, 2:30 pm
with gallery director Émilie Granjon

Circa Art Actuel
Espace 444-372, rue Ste-Catherine Ouest,
Montréal (Québec) H3B 1A2
514 393-8248

Taking on the art of movement, the artists discuss and reflect on personal and shared experiences and the symptoms of living: embarrassment, pain, exhaustion and mania but also empowerment, confidence and refuge. (...) Their Cronenberg- esque sculptural objects are hybrid, both apparatus and appendage while straddling a number of binaries; weapon and remedy, junky and precious, deficient and excessive, abject and sublime. At times, body and sculpture seem one in the same, as the dancer adopts the qualities of her prop/costume and vice versa. Watching the dancers caress, cradle, manipulate and manoeuver their surroundings provides viewers with a sense of satisfaction and relief. Such engagement helps quell our urge to touch the art but also compels us to imagine what it would be like to hold, wear and interact with the unique objects and perhaps, fantasize about our fluid and impervious posthuman techno-bodies.
-Text excerpt by Karie Liao