Chloë Lum and Yannick Desranleau‘s MFA Thesis Exhibition What Do Stones Smell Like in the Forest? is an autofiction, and the second chapter in a series of speculative works reflecting on the affective relationships between sentient bodies and objects. The first instalment, Is It the Sun or the Asphalt All I See is Bright Black, an installation, performance, and video work, was presented in Montreal at Circa Art Actuel (Spring 2017). What Do Stones Smell Like in the Forest? takes a similar approach in telling the interior monologues of a character wishing to expand their limited mobility through their senses.
A romance of reclaiming the ill body from the jaws of stillness by merging with the universe of things. Via a network of things, the body extends itself, connecting with stuff, reaching spaces and places with greater ease and expanded potentials. Like an ever-growing creature made of unfired clay, new limbs being hastily built-on as others drop off. Possibilities multiply. Stilted with the anxiety of showing its vulnerability to the outside world, the ill body is awkward in public, but comfortable at home. The ill mind/body is never fully relieved; at best, it manages to forget its ill state through distraction and fantasy. The pain of the body slows down the mind, opening it up to near-constant reverie.
Yannick Desranleau is the 2016 recipient of The Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Fellowship in Contemporary Art.
Performances: May 3 & 24
Concordia University 1515 St. Catherine St. West Montreal
0xFFworld showcases works that explore the convergence of art and science through the use of code for creative expression. Embracing a wide range of emerging technologies 0xFFworld features works that employ virtual reality, video games, visualization, performance and electronic sculpture created by students enrolled in York University’s Digital Media programs.
Please join us in congratulating all students in the program and celebrating the work done in the past year.
Opening: Thursday, April 26 6-9pm
Show dates: April 24-28
Gallery hours: 12-7pm
WIBI is turning 30!!
Come celebrate with us as we present our spring showcase–this time, we’re bumping it up a notch. Join us for drinks and snacks during intermission and a reception after the show! In addition to our usual a cappella renditions, we also will be welcoming back some alumni members to help celebrate WIBI’s legacy!
WIBI A Cappella has been part of the York University, Winters College, and Toronto community since 1988. We’re so excited that we are still going strong and we would love to see friends, family, and past members in the audience!
Countdown to the big day with us by following our Instagram, as we reveal solo videos and Instagram story takeovers so you can get to know us! Instagram: @wibiacappella
Tickets are available through the AMPD Box Office.
Regular Price: $20
*Cost of ticket includes food.
***DOORS OPEN AT 7PM***
***SHOW STARTS AT 7:30PM***
***The Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan Theatre is located in Accolade East Building (in the red CIBC lobby area) on York University Campus***