Work & Dream (Ad Astra), The Society of Affective Archives, 2020

The Society of Affective Archives is an entity dedicated to collaboration, the production of affective archives and the conservation of peripheral knowledge. Projects realized by the Society include exhibitions, artist books, video installations and performances, as well as the creation of permanent public artworks. Their projects have activated unexpected spaces including natural history museums, public libraries, national parks and urban industrial spaces. Public artworks include the acquisition of an installation, in 2015, by the Museum of Civilization in Quebec City; the realization of a permanent bronze sculpture in the Tiohtià:ke Otsira’kéhne Park on the Mount Royal, commissioned by the City of Montreal’s public art bureau in 2018; and a new multimedia commission at the medical library of the CHUM hospital in 2021. The Society of Affective Archives was founded in 2010 by artists Fiona Annis and Véronique La Perrière M.