La Battue by Seripop: Yannick Desranleau and Chloe Lum
April 20 to June 4, 2011
Reception: Friday, May 20 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm – artists in attendance
Public artist talk: Saturday, May 21 from 7:00 to 8:00pm at the EMMEDIA Production Society screening room located upstairs at #203 , 351 – 11 Ave. SW. Admission is free and all are welcome!
The exploration of the concept of accumulation in its diverse facets is the primary theme of work that Yannick Desranleau and Chloe Lum do under the name Séripop. Since 2002, this Montreal duo’s work has developed out of self reflection on dialogues created by their own street posters. Through the observations of the accumulation their posters in the urban setting, they work to recreate the experience by using the poster as a sculptural object.
“La Battue is an experiment on the physical evolution of the poster within a given environment. By trying to recreate the weathering process that happens on the multiple layers of street posters on the hoardings of the city, we are investigating accidental meanings and forms through daily documentation. The installation is also a game with the viewer, by boldly implicating the viewer directly in the decay process that will make the work aggregate parcels of meaning.” -Seripop
“We see the street poster as the “skin” of a city, growing and shedding organically, in constant flux, allowing citizens to make their temporary mark. … we seek to engage in playful discussion about both the individual and community’s role vis-a-vis freedom of expression within the urban landscape, via the colloquial and/or the monumental.” -Excerpt from catalog for Hording Skinshown in 2010 at the Secret Project Robot, Brooklyn, New York.
Yannick Desranleau and Chloe Lum currently live and work in Montreal, Quebec. Since leaving Concordia University in 2002, they have been exhibiting their work in various international venues including, England, Germany, Belgium, US and others Their work has been featured in various magazine and book publications including The Wire, Print and many others.
La Battue is on display in the Artist Proof Gallery from April 20 to June 4, 2011, with an opening reception on Friday, May 20th from 6:30 to 8:30pm. The Artist Proof Gallery is located at 2010F 11 St. SE in Calgary, Alberta. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 11:00am to 4:00pm. Admission is free and all are welcome! For more information, please call 403-287-1056 or email email@example.com.
Séripop would like to acknowledge the support of: