Art Talks MTL Monthly conversations with contemporary artists, dealers, collectors, critics and curators based in Montreal, Canada.

April 25, 2014  

Chloe Lum and Yannick Desranleau are the prolific paper artists behind Seripop. Their creative collaboration  started in Montreal over a decade ago. They toured North America and Europe as part of the avant-grade noise-rock formation AIDS Wolf for a while, and at the same time become pretty renown poster designers and printers. Gradually, Seripop has settled itself into the visual arts world with various kinds of outlandish paper installations, showing work across Canada and overseas, even making the cut for the 2011 Québec Triennial.

Some of the stuff Chloe and Yannick talk about during this episode: their efforts to explore the plasticity of paper and make work that hits you in the gut (or your  "lizard brain" as Chloe calls it); how they set up Rube Goldberg-like devices during their installs to give their paper sculptures maximum agency; their relationship to their gallerist; why they left freelance printmaking to go back to art school; and the Looming exhibition they showed last summer at Toronto's YYZ.

Art Talks Mtl is produced, hosted and edited by Yaniya Lee.

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Falling suite from Delia Derbyshire's 'The Dreams' (1964). 

Ch-Ch-Chatter track from AIDS Wolf's album 'Cities of Glass' (2008). 

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Learn more about Seripop's work on their website, seripop.com.

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