Chloë Lum & Yannick Desranleau — Fanoon Visiting Artists, Fall 2016
Chloë Lum and Yannick Desranleau are multidisciplinary visual artists based in Montreal. Their work focuses on the lifespan of material; how material stresses cause fading, scuffing, peeling, crumpling or crushing, and, how these reactions can be said to animate the materials. The duo is equally interested in collaboration, with each other, other artists, and their materials, as both subject matter and research interest. These interests in collaboration and materiality inform their practice in installation, sculpture, photography, dance, print and video wherein objects perform via their decay; to be re-used and re-deployed wearing the traces of past use.
They have exhibited widely, recently at The Confederation Center for The Arts Gallery in Charlottetown, P.E.I, and The Center for Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College in Chicago. They where founding members of the avant-rock band AIDS Wolf, and until recently, collaborated under the name Seripop. Yannick Desranleau holds an MFA in sculpture from Concordia University, while Chloë Lum is currently an MFA candidate at York University. Their work is collected by the Victoria and Albert Museum and by the Montreal Museum of Fine Art.