REVIEW : L’ÉTREINTE DES TEMPS

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

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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.

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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


Synopsis

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

ALL THE WILD HORSES

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

Onon:ta

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

Exhibition
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

Acknowledgements

We wish to thank the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec for the support in the creation of this website.