A former professor at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), François Hébert founded “Les Industries perdues” in collaboration with Richard PURDY (SEE ENTRY) in 1991. The group created monumental works of public art and remained active until 2001. Many of their pieces are located in Montreal, such as L’inversion du monde at Dalhousie Station (the former National Circus School building and now home to Cirque Éloize); Tango de Montréal by the Mont-Royal subway station in Place Gérald-Godin; C’est sur le sol qu’on prend appui pour s’envoler at the McGill subway station; and Intermezzo at Centre Pierre-Péladeau (UQAM). Elsewhere in Quebec, their works include Le point de vue envolé at the École secondaire de L’Amitié in L’Assomption.
« La cité clandestine » by François F. Hébert, ESPACE, vol. 6, n° 4, p. 26.
«Richard Purzy, François Hébert : Tango de Montréal » by Robert Myrand, ESPACE #53, p. 12.