CHLOË LUM & YANNICK DESRANLEAU | CRUSHED BUTTERFLIES DREAM TOO
From September 8 to October 16, 2021.
Galerie B-312 is pleased to present “The Garden of a Former House Turned Museum,” a new video work from Chloë Lum and Yannick Desranleau featuring a sung and danced correspondence between an anonymous contemporary interlocutor and the Brazilian author Clarice Lispector.
Attending to the themes of language, nature, urban-ness, and illness, which the protagonist and the author have in common, the exhibition probes the porous boundaries between humans and the material world. Composed of four songs, the meta-musical is based on the plant life in Lispector’s chosen home in Rio de Janeiro and in the letters of hers that Lum and Desranleau unearthed while doing research in Brazil. Lum, like Lispector, lives with chronic pain. On the artist’s behalf, the fictional protagonist of the video is asking for the author’s advice while imagining how the proliferating plant life of the city might have incited the sense of growth and simultaneous decay in her writing.