Hélène Matte

Canada
www.helene-matte.com

Hélène Matte is a Québec-based poet, painter and performer whose practice investigates poetry and drawings as acts of presence. Her recent work is invested in the poetry of speech, word-matter, and image-gestures, and has been presented at numerous visual arts exhibitions and artistic events throughout Canada, and in Colombia, Italy, France and Belgium. Matte lives and works in Québec City, where she was involved for several years in Îlot Fleurie and contributes regularly to the magazine Inter. She is mother to six-year old Lionel and three-year old Aurélie.


Works


Writing


Engagements

Artist Orange

Just as a performance artist uses their body as their medium, this is a fragrance composed entirely of the orange tree: fruit, leaves, bark, roots, and flowers. Artist Orange performs itself.

Top Notes

neroli, blood orange

Middle Notes

fresh orange juice, petit grain

Base Notes

orange twig, orange seed