Yannick Desranleau and Chloe Lum in Residence at UT Austin
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Art Building, Courtyard
Free and Open to the Public
Lecture, February 24, 5 pm
Exhibition at the School of Architecture Materials Lab,
February 27 – March 27, 2015.
In Pushing On A String, Yannick Desranleau and Chloe Lum seek to orchestrate a series of performances between humans and materials. Pushing On A String is conceived as an exploratory work for the fostering of new narratives, developed from observations made in past installation works. These observations informed the diverse nature of the materials at play, chosen for their 'performative potential': papers, fabrics, rubbers, and foams. As a baseline for these performances, in order to keep a lineage with their installation work, Desranleau and Lum have established that both the humans and the materials involved in the performances are to be considered as equal actors. This premise, rather than leveling the human participants as materials, anthropomorphizes the materials or allows them to become cybernetic appendices. From the resulting actions the artists hope to reveal the affect found in the "space in between" two functions: the speculative value issued from the interpretation of these physical shifts, and the perceptive changes that happen in the performance space in time.
An exhibition of the debris resulting from the performance will be presented at the Materials Lab February 27 – March 20 , 2015.
Read a Q+A with the artists.
The Guest Artist in Print Program (GAPP) is the visiting artist program of the Print Area within the Department of Art and Art History at The University of Texas at Austin. GAPP seeks to expose the university community to a combination of emerging and established artists immersed in an expanded print practice.