Christof Migone Chloë Lum et Yannick Desranleau I
Christof Migone, 202
Chloe Lum and Yannick Desranleau present an hour of online videos for Christof Migone’s project: You And I Are Water Earth Fire Air Of Life And Death. The project, which spans a period of 12 years, is in its third installment, the third word in the phrase: I.
After learning about all the steps involved in making whisky during a three-month artist residency with Marla Hlady at the Glenfiddich Distillery in Scotland in the summer of 2019, Migone was struck by how inadequate the word “whisky” (whose root means “alcohol – brandy”) is, as it only captures a small part of the manufacturing process. The resulting 12-word corrective phrase, You And I Are Water Earth Fire Air Of Life And Death, evolved into a 12-year project, with each year focusing on one word in the phrase and manifesting in an annual 12-hour event on December 12 from noon to midnight. You (2020), And (2021), I (2022), and so on. The project, originally a modest text, has evolved into a sprawling curatorial project that has so far featured 53 artists from 10 countries on 4 continents.
Christof Migone, 202
Christof Migone is an artist, teacher, curator, and writer. He obtained an MFA from NSCAD in 1996 and a PhD from the Department of Performance Studies at the Tisch School of the Arts of New York University in 2007. In 2006, the Galerie de l’UQAM in Montreal presented a mid-career survey of his work titled Trou. A book compiling his writings on sound art, Sonic Somatic: Performances of the Unsound Body was published in 2012 by Errant Bodies Press.
Chloë Lum & Yannick Desranleau are installation artists who work across video, performance, sculpture, sound, text, and photography. Their collaborative practice is rooted in the theatrical and choreographic, and examines the slippery and complex relationships between bodies and inanimate objects. Since several years, these subjects are examined through the lens of chronic illness. They are based in Tiohtiá:ke (Montréal) and have worked collaboratively since 2000.