Salon Femmes br@nchées #72 : Helena Martin Franco et Andrée Anne Vien

2009-05-06 14:00 - 16:00
IMage : Laberinto: The Visit. A performance by Coeur déphasé, 2008
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Online Performance-Apparitions + Discussions
with performance artist
Helena Martin Franco

about her project, Laberinto: The Visit
+ Andrée Anne Vien, visual artist
talks about her installation pieces, Les lieux invisibles

Wednesday, May 6, 2009, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Free admission
At the artist's studio:
#401 - 6545 Durocher
--> Parc Metro and Bus 80 south, get off at Beaubien
info : 514-845-7934

The Visit. (Ask and you shall receive)
apparitions / request granting / redemption / miracles
May 3, 4 and 5 at 8 p.m. on

Laberinto: The Visit presents three miraculous online apparitions of Cœur déphasé.
Cœur déphasé is an extraordinary being: a hybrid creation influenced both by religious iconography and pornography. Transmitting powerful messages of redemption, her appearances accentuate the interdependence between identity, daily life, faith and technology.

Cœur déphasé bestows miracles: ask directly for the things that you truly need. It is really amazing and absolutely free!


Online Performance-Apparitions
on May 3, 4 and 5 at 8 p.m. on


Open Studio: take a look behind-the-scenes
Wednesday, May 6 at 6:00 PM
at #401 - 6545 Durocher

There will be a public discussion after the miraculous apparitions of Cœur déphasé; come visit the artist's studios Helena Martin Franco (Cœur déphasé) and Andrée Anne Vien (Les lieux invisibles).

These two artists explore stereotypes, imagination and the reality of Montreal immigration from different points of view. You can check out their work at and


Helena Martin Franco was born in Cartagena in Colombia. She received her B.A. in visual arts at the Universidad Nacional de Bogota and is currently completing her Masters in Visual and Media Art at the Université du Québec à Montréal. Her interdisciplinary method combines the use of photography, video, performance art, painting and ceramics. She has taught visual arts at several Colombian universities and is actively involved in community organizations dedicated to popular education and art dissemmination. Her work has been presented in New Zealand, Colombia, the United States, and also in artist-run centres across Quebec. Helena was an artist-in-residence at Studio XX in fall 2008 and currently lives and works in Montreal.stes au Québec.


Andrée Anne Vien's art explores the representation of other cultures, as well as the nature of the discrepancy between a culture and how it is represented. Her project, Les lieux invisibles, is an installation piece that takes place in seven restaurants across Montreal; the restaurants serve ethnic cuisine from places the artist has never been. In 2006, she completed her Masters in Visual and Media Art at the Université du Québec à Montréal. Since then, she has done some traveling (Aix-en-Provence, Mexico, Burkina Faso) that has had a marked effect on the evolution of her art. Her work was recently shown at Dare-Dare, an artist-run multidisciplinary studio in Montreal. She has received grants from OQAJ, CIAM and the Fondation du Maire de Montréal pour la jeunesse. Andrée Anne lives and works in Montreal.

Jean-Pierre Caissie
Izaak Branderhorst