REMEMBER, PERFORM, FORGET: Binding Space Through Utopia
Curated by Victoria Carrasco
PHI Foundation, 465 Saint-Jean Street
✦ EVENT SERIES ✦
➤ Thursday, August 3, 2023 from 5:30 PM to 8 PM
Soft Launch and screening
Free admission · Limited capacity · PHI Foundation
➤ August 22, 2023 at 6 PM
Film screening and artist talk by Fiona Annis and Véronique La Perrière M
Free admission · PHI Foundation
“REMEMBER, PERFORM, FORGET: Binding Space Through Utopia” is a program of gatherings with Kerstin Honeit, The Society of Affective Archives, and Rodolfo Andaur, that is grounded in historical references that problematize the notion of place and public art. In particular, this includes the issues of governance, freedom, gender inequality, accessibility, the permanence of objects, the ephemerality of collective memory, and the documentation and preservation of past events.
Stewart Hall Gallery, Pointe-Claire, QC
March 18 – May 28, 2023
Vernissage: March 19, 2pm
Curated by : Manel Benchabane
With participating artists: Nour Bishouty, Kuh Del Rosario, Joyce Joumaa, La Société des archives affectives (Fiona Annis and Véronique La Perrière M), Anahita Norouzi, Hajra Waheed, Leila Zelli
See exhibition brochure
A panel discussion with Victoria Carrasco (Phi Foundation), Joliz Dela Peña and La Société des archives affectives (Fiona Annis and Véronique La Perrière M)
August 26 at 2pm, 2022
PAPIER Art Fair, Grand Quai du Port de Montréal
+ Watch a video archive of the talk
Metropoliz: To the Moon and Back, has been published in the bilingual journal Espace art actuel – pratiques et perspectives. Edited by Marie-Pier Boucher, this special issue, entitled Space Feminism, gathers various texts that repopulate the space imaginary with artistic projects constructed according to feminist perspectives. My text focuses on the Museo dell’Altro e dell’Altrove di Metropoliz (MAAM) in Rome, and is punctuated with the voices of fellow artists Robin Siobhan McKenna, Anton Roca and Giorgio de Finis.
Launch forthcoming in spring 2022 ⚡
Planimetria Abitata (Living Blueprint) is a site specific artwork created at the Museo dell’Altro e dell’Altrove (Museum of the Other and the Elsewhere) in Rome, Italy. This museum is unique in that it is situated in an occupied industrial complex, home to some 80 families including immigrants, refugees, artists and local activists. The work was made with the cyanotype process, which historically was used to create “blue prints,” reproductions of architectural floor plans. For this project, a living blue print was created with residents of the site and is now part of the museum’s permanent exhibition.
“Why send messages to the stars? Because they are ancient, because they persist, because we are made of the same matter. Because they are our ancestors, our origin and our future.“
Ad Astra is an artist’s book by The Society of Affective Archives. The publication is part of a public art project commissioned for the medical library of the University of Montreal Health Center.
Text by Claire Moeder
Graphic design by Criterium
English/French, 136 pages, colour, hardcover
Edition size: 250
+ more information
10 ans de Rencontres / Footprints: 10 Years of Rencontres, Éditions Escuminac, 2021
Text and image contribution to the bilingual catalogue 10 ans de Rencontres / Footprints: 10 Years of Rencontres, an epic archive of the annual photography event Rencontres internationales de la photographie en Gaspésie, which brings the work of national and international artists to various sites across Gaspésie. My thanks to the festival director Claude Goulet and Mona Hakim who directed the publication.
Public art project – Inauguration in 2021
With The Society of Affective Archives
For the Medical Library of the CHUM Hospital, Montréal
Ministère de la Culture et des Communications, QC
The Society of Affective Archives (Fiona Annis and Véronique La Perrière M) continues to pursue adventures in public art. Join us at the CHUM hospital on November 20, 2019 for a presentation of the concept of our new permanent project for the CHUM medical library.
Incontri inediti : Fiona Annis ed Eugenio Giliberti (Encounters: Fiona Annis and Eugenio Giliberti)
Castel Sant’Elmo – Museo Novecento
September 21 – Oct 15, 2019
Curated by Claudia Borrelli
Museo Novecento is dedicated to 20th century Napoletano artists. In the spirit of exchange, this exhibition marks a new program, bringing a new artwork by a younger artist into dialogue with an artwork in the collection. It’s a great honour to be showing a work in relation with the sculptures of Eugenio Giliberti.
The inauguration includes a panel discussion with: Marcella Marconi, director of Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte, Mauro Gargano, curator of the Museum of Astronomical Instruments, independent curators Chiara Pirozzi and Alessandra Troncone, and journalist Mario Francesco Simeone
A Portion of that Which Was Once Everything
Campbell River Art Gallery
July 11 – September 4, 2019
“Together these photographs can be said to speak to the bones of the medium itself – individual records of light and time, that each call upon the viewer to consider that which lies beyond the limits of observation…”
– exhibition text by Vicky Chainey Gagnon
L’Étreinte des temps
International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA)
March 22, 2019
A documentary film about the creation of the public artwork L’étreinte des temps by the Society of Affectives Archives (Fiona Annis, Véronique La Perrière M. And invited member Nadia Myre). Film realized in collaboration with director Maxime Pelletier-Huot and le Bureau d’art public de la Ville de Montréal. See the trailer.
In situ exhibition
Rencontres internationales de la photographie en Gaspésie
July 15 – September 30, 2018
+ Artist talk: August 17, 2018
Centre de production DAÏMÕN
+ Artist Talk
Les échos de la matière: l’enchâssement des temporalités
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