Phi Foundation event series

REMEMBER, PERFORM, FORGET: Binding Space Through Utopia
Curated by Victoria Carrasco
PHI Foundation, 465 Saint-Jean Street


➤ 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

➤ August 26 at 3 PM
Guided tour of L’étreinte des temps with Fiona Annis and Véronique La Perrière M
Location: Tiohtià:ke Otsira’kéhne Park
Reservations required:

“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a program of gatherings with Kerstin Honeit, The Society of Affective Archives, and Rodolfo Andaur, that is grounded in historical references that problematize the notion of place and public art.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

Entre les lignes – Writing Mountains
Galerie d’art Stewart Hall, Pointe-Claire, QC

March 18 – May 28, 2023
Opening : March 19 – 2 PM

Curated by Manel Benchabane
With participating artists: Nour Bishouty, Kuh Del Rosario, Joyce Joumaa, La Société des archives affectives, Anahita Norouzi, Hajra Waheed, Leila Zelli

The artists presented in this exhibition explore the potential narrative of landscape and nature as being protagonists of personal, political and fictional stories. Deconstructed and presented here in various forms, the landscape is a space inhabited by different narratives skillfully translated into drawings, photos, videos and sculptures.

Making time and cultures intertwine

Article in The Eastern Door, a community-based newspaper in Kahnawake, about our public artwork L’étreinte des temps in the Tiohtià:ke Otsirakéhne Park.

Opening ceremony led by Mme Sedalia Kawennotas Fazio, elder of the Kahnawake community, for the inauguration of L’étreinte des temps.

Round table

Making Contradictions Visible: Artistic Practices in the Public Sphere

A roundtable discussion with Victoria Carrasco, 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


Video capsule of the Ad Astra project
Direction, camera and editing: Pierre Tremblay, Listo Films
Public art project for the CHUM medical library, November 2021
Please note that the work will be accessible when the hospital reopens to the public


« Silencieux, alchimique, cosmique. C’est ainsi que l’on pourrait décrire Ad Astra, livre d’artiste à rattacher au courant de réenchantement du monde »

– Vie des arts, recension de livre : Ad Astra, Claire Caland, no 264, Fall 2021
Link to the article  (available only in French)


The Society of Affective Archives (Fiona Annis & Véronique La Perrière M) will present their recent collaborative work in the annual conference of The Universities Art Association of Canada (UAAC). Join us on-line on October 23, 2021 in a session that explores the use that artists make of collections in contemporary art. See the UAAC website for more information.

Artist’s Book Now available

Ad Astra
The Society of Affective Archives, 2021
Text by Claire Moeder
English/French, 136 pages, colour, hardcover
+ more information

Photographic documentation by Daphnée Rouleau


For the creators of the installation, to plant a tree is to believe in continuity, duration and the future of the world…

Our thanks to Jean de Julio-Paquin and the journal FORMES for the reflexion on our public art projet L’étreinte des temps.

– FORMES « Art public – Marquer l’esrpit du lieu » Jean de Julio-Paquin, Vol. 16 – no 1, September 2020

Ad astra

The Society of Affective Archives (Fiona Annis & Véronique La Perrière M) continues to pursue adventures in public art. Join us November 20th 2019 at the CHUM hospital for a presentation of the concept of our new permanent project for the hospital library.

ad astra 2020

International Festival of Films on Art

L’Étreinte des Temps – world premier
Direction: Maxime Pelletier-Huot and The Society of Affective Archives
In collaboration with le Bureau d’art public de la Ville de Montréal
Screening : Friday March 22, 2019 at 8pm
Centre of Canadien Architecture – Théâtre Paul-Desmarais – Montreal
Link to video demo


Situated in the heart of Tio’tia:ke island (also known as Montreal, Canada) the Mont-Royal park has been known since time immemorial as a site of meetings, exchanges and contemplation. Very ancient graves, as well as a contemporary cemetery, testify to the sacred nature of this territory. In the spring of 2018, the Mont-Royal park welcomed for the first time in half a century a new permanent public artwork on the landscape. Realized by three artists of different cultural backgrounds, the sculpture L’Étreinte des temps gives voice to the heritage of the mountain by evoking the history of the site and drawing inspiration from ancestral knowledge. This film follows the process of the realization of this artistic project and presents the mysterious and captivating process of the transformation of an organic material into a bronze sculpture. Inspired by the form and medicinal properties of the willow, an ancient remedy against pain, L’Étreinte des temps is an invitation for the present moment to join with and protect all the yesterdays and tomorrows.

L’étreinte des temps

Public art commission for the park Tiohtià:ke Otsirà’kehne du sommet d’Outremont
Situated on the Mont-Royal Park, City of Montreal
Inauguration September 2019
Realized by: The Society of Affective Archives (Fiona Annis, Véronique La Perrière M. and invited member Nadia Myre)
Project partners: The Atelier du bronze Art Foundry,  WAA MontréalAgro Énergie, and Clodet Beauparlant
Interview on the project with Éric Clément in La Presse

Papier 18

Papier art fair
With Galerie D’Este
April 19 – 22, 2018
Arsenal Contemporary Art, Montréal

Review : Espace art actuel

All the Wild Horses represents a powerful blending of the “excuse of the real” with the merely real. One “merely real” factor is that Annis and La Perrière really did find wild horses and really did cast a hoof-print. A triptych of black-and-white photos documents this culmination of their quest. Selecting a suitable print, the artists created a plaster cast and subsequently formed it in bronze.”

– ESPACE art actuel “The Society of Affective Archives: All the Wild Horses,” Edwin Janzen. n°117, fall 2017


Solo exposition
Occurence – Espace d’art et d’essai contemporains
Opening: March 23 2017 at 6pm


Finalist, public art commission for the park “Sommet Outremont” Bureau d’art Publique, Ville de Montréal, 2015 – (competition in progress)

La montagne (documenting the invisible sculpture), Montréal, 2015

Musée de l’Amérique francophone

Musée de l’Amérique francophone
Mutations. Les métiers d’art au Québec depuis 1930
Opening November 24, 2015

Survivance (semence et poussière)
© Biennale internationale du lin de Portneuf – Photo Denis Baribault

Museum of Civilisation

Acquisition of the installation Survivance (semence et poussière) by the Museum of Civilisation of Québec, 2015

Survivance (semence et poussière), 2015

Biennale du lin

Survivance (semence et poussière)
An exhibition by The Society of Affective Archives
Curated by Lalie Douglas & Barbara Wisnoki
Portneuf, Québec
June 21 – August 15, 2015

Apparitions (les gens de Dessous Terre)
Provenance : Centre d’archives régional de Portneuf
Collection of the Society of Affective Archives, 2014


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