text and performance curated by Amy Kazymerchyk, published by Exercise Gallery and coordinated with Lacan Salon, June 2013, 3000 words. Accompanied by a performance with musician Daniel Rincon, an installation recreating Freud’s Den in Vienna, two paintings, Exercise Gallery,Vancouver
Sigmund Freud's office in Vienna, 1938 Archive
Installation by Marie-Hélène for Exercise Gallery, in conjonction woth Lacan Salon, Vancouver, June 2013
" Louise Bourgeois was sitting in the weaving room of her parents gallery, dealing antique tapestries. She was helping her mother with her restoration work, altering a Renaissance tapestry from which she had to remove all of the genitals; hundreds of penises; angel penises, godly ones, all cut off, to replace them with leaves, cloth, and what not. In the other room, her father was having a long-term affair with the home tutor, while Lacan was starting to understand that language cannot capture everything. The Icelandic Phallological Museum located in Reykjavik, houses the worldâ€™s largest display of penises, from whales, seals, land mammals and humans, including elves and trolls.