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Chloë Lum & Yannick Desranleau | Artists in Conversation

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Join Montreal-based artists Chloë Lum and Yannick Desranleau on Saturday, September 7 at 1pm for an informal discussion of their practices, and in particular their work What Do Stones Smell Like In the Forest?, on view at Latitude 53 until October 26.

What Do Stones Smell Like in the Forest?, is a project by multidisciplinary artists Chloë Lum and Yannick Desranleau that challenges ideas of perception and mobility as they relate to invisible disability. First presented in the FOFA Gallery at Concordia University in Montréal, the project builds on themes previously explored in, Is It The Sun Or The Asphalt All I See Is Bright Black (2017). Featuring a two-channel video installation with quadraphonic sound, the exhibition investigates the material nature of the body and the transformative power that objects have on the senses.


Chloë Lum and Yannick Desranleau are multidisciplinary visual artists based in Montreal, Canada. Their work focuses on theatricality and the choreographic in both their performance work as well as an interest in staging tableaus and working with ephemeral materials that can be said to perform through re-deployment and decay. The duo’s recent works investigate the agency of objects, the material condition of the body, and the transformative potential that bodies and objects exert upon each other. These interests are informed by Chloë’s experience with chronic illness and its effect on their collaboration as well as the duo’s exploration of narrative tropes from literature, theatre, and television.