Maxime B. Huneault, AXENÉO [ ] 23/40, 25/40, 28/40 (2023).

Micro-concert #2

Corinne René, Marie-Michelle Deschamps

Special programming

The event starts at noon* and will be followed by a session of sonic exploration with the sculptural instruments by the community. This activity is open to all.

On the occasion of this performance, the center invites Spirale magazine to launch their new issue, which features a portfolio on Deschamps' work.

Free entrance
Coffee and pastries
Free parking

*Due to a major demonstration in Ottawa starting at 1pm, AXENÉO7 is moving the performance from 3pm to noon to allow people wishing to attend both events to do so. Exceptionally, the center will open its doors at 10am.

AXENÉO7 invites you to Micro-concert #2, a musical performance by Corinne René presented and Marie-Michelle Deschamps as part of the Espacements exhibition.

From their respective disciplines, Marie-Michelle Deschamps and Corinne René work in similar yet inverted ways: René builds installations that unfold in space to make music, while Deschamps creates sculptures that can emit sound. Combining their skills, the two partners have created percussion sculptures and imagined a musical journey halfway between written and improvised music.

Marie-Michelle Deschamps

Through sculpture, writing, drawing, sound and installations, Marie-Michelle Deschamps’ work focuses on language as an inhabitable space, a veritable structure and place where forms reside. Her practice is rooted within conversation, collaboration and translation, underscoring the transformative place of language within the formal dialect of architecture.

Recently, Deschamps’ work has been exhibited at the Gund Gallery (US), Shebam (DE),ICA Portland, Maine (US); The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (CA) at Franz Kaka (Toronto, CA); Oakville Galleries (Oakville, CA). She has also exhibited at Parisian Laundry (Montreal, CA); Diagonale (Montreal, CA) the Ausstellungsraum Klingental (Basel, CH); Chapter (Cardif, UK) the Darling Foundry (Montreal, CA); the MUDAM (Luxembourg, LU); CCA (Glasgow, UK); Occidental Temporary (Paris, FR); CNAC Le Magasin (Grenoble, FR); YYZ Artist’s Outlet (Toronto, CA) and at Collective as part of the Edinburgh Art Festival (UK). She was an artist in residence at Studio Voltaire (Lon- don, UK) and Triangle France (Marseille, FR) and holds a MFA from the Glasgow School of Art (UK).

Corinne René

Corinne René is a percussionist who has distinguished herself in a variety of artistic circles. Trained as a classical musician, she plays regularly with Quebec orchestras, principally the Orchestre Métropolitain. At the same time, her practice brings her closer to the worlds of improvisation, noise, movement and the visual arts. She works in collaboration with visual artist Marie-Michelle Deschamps, video artist Etienne Morneau, the groups Loos Pango, Ensemble SuperMusique, Buzz Cuivres and Toiture. She has taken part in advanced training courses at the Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique de Lyon, The Banff Centre for the Arts, the Centre Chorégraphique National de Rillieux-la-Pape, and Hotel Pupik in Austria.


The artist would like to thank Corinne René for her complicity and trust in this very special collaboration; and Rachelle Marcoux, Jacques Gallant, Bruno Schuetz, Maude Lauzière-Dumas and the entire team at L'atelier La Coulée for their invaluable assistance throughout this exhibition project. The artist would also like to thank the Canada Council for the Arts for their support.