Embrayage onirique / Clutching at Dreams

© Landry

Activité image

© Landry

Activité Entete

Embrayage onirique / Clutching at Dreams

PUBLICATION LAUNCH

Embrayage onirique / Clutching at Dreams
Diane Landry
With essays by Peggy Gale and George Harris
2007, 60 pages, colour illustrations, French and English texts
1 DVD (NTSC, Zone 0)
ISBN 978-2-922042-44-3
Coeditors: OBORO and Two Rivers Gallery
Regular price: $25 / Special launch price: $20

Saturday September 29, 2007, 4pm at OBORO

Press Release PDF

Embrayage onirique / Clutching at Dreams was initiated when OBORO commissioned Diane Landry to produce a work in the fall of 2004, which then received financial support from The Canada Council for the Arts’ Media Arts Section. The works were developed in the course of residencies in 2005 – at OBORO in Montreal as well as Avatar in Quebec City. The first version of the exhibition Le Bouclier magique (The Magic Shield), which also included a video projection entitled Le Bouclier perdu (The Lost Shield), was presented at OBORO in the Fall of 2005.

“[T]he adventure of the Boucliers continued […] at the Musée de la civilisation in Quebec City during the Espaces bidules event presented by Folie/Culture and co-circulated with Avatar. The next step saw the works travel to Prince George, British Columbia, in the magnificent space of the Two Rivers Gallery, and, more recently, to the Horace gallery in Sherbrooke. In the meantime, Le Bouclier perdu travelled as far as Melbourne, Australia and Stanford, California. Like most stories, this one lives on in a book […]. It lives on today in the hands of the reader, on the walls of galleries and in the imagination of those who experience it through the intermediary of the video documentation [DVD included in the publication]. The story’s ending remains open”. D. Landry

The publication features two essays: one by guest writer Peggy Gale, an independent curator and writer who has collaborated with numerous Canadian and foreign institutions; and a second by George Harris, curator of the Two Rivers Gallery in Prince George (British-Columbia). The graphic design is a creation of bleuoutremer.

Activite Bas de page

Diane Landry

Diane Landry vit et travaille à Québec. Depuis 1987, ses œuvres ont fait l’objet d’une large diffusion à travers le Canada et ailleurs. Toujours en quête de nouveaux processus de création et attentive à différents milieux critiques, elle a participé à d’importants événements artistiques internationaux dont les francofffonies ! Québec_numériQ, 1ère Fête de la Pleine Lune, au Théâtre du Châtelet à Paris (2006) ; Stockholm New Music (2003) ; Arte en Progresión, Buenos Aires (2003) ; argosfestival, Bruxelles (2002) ; Le Mois Multi, Québec (2002) ; Latinos del Norte, Mexico (2001) ; La Biennale de Montréal (2000) ; Sound Symposium, St. John’s, Terre-Neuve (2000). Elle a effectué plusieurs résidences d’artiste au Canada, aux États-Unis, en France, en Italie et en Argentine. En 2006, elle terminait une maîtrise à l’université de Stanford en Californie. Le Conseil de la culture des régions de Québec et de Chaudière-Appalaches lui décernait, en 2003, le Prix Rayonnement international et en 2005, elle recevait l’un des prix de la San Francisco Foundation, The Murphy and Cadogan Fellowship Award. Elle a reçu en 2007 le Prix Giverny Capital, première édition, lequel s'accompagnait d’une bourse de 10 000$.