The Drake Lounge
Presented by: Art Toronto and The Drake
Location: The Drake Lounge, beside the Art Toronto stage
The Drake is honoured to offer Art Toronto patrons a public lounge, complete with seating and refreshments, featuring an installation and performance by Chloë Lum and Yannick Desranleau. 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. At the fair, the artists will use the entire space of the lounge as the stage for the premiere of Is It The Sun Or The Asphalt All I See Is Bright Black, a series of performance works conjugating materiality and choreography. Using the sculptural props mounted on the walls, a performer will activate the piece periodically with text and gesture; in the lapses in between the performances, the props will serve as an index of the piece as a work in progress.
Lum and Desranleau 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 were 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. Chloë Lum and Yannick Desranleau are represented by Galerie Hugues Charbonneau.
Is It The Sun Or The Asphalt All I See Is Bright Black
Curated by Ashley Mulvihill and Mia Nielsen
Text and choreography by Chloë Lum & Yannick Desranleau