Diane Landry’s latest project presented at OBORO challenges the emotional memory’s link with certain objects. The moment our memory remembers an object, it recalls not only its formal characteristics but also our actual experience of it. The emotion generated by the contact with the object is as connected to it as its name. The artist chose this time to use three metallic bed structures which come straight from the manufacturer and are therefore anonymous and without history, to provoke a new emotional reading which alters the usual connections with this everyday object.
Since 1996, Landry’s artistic research has been characterized by the creation of works in temporal space, which she describes as “movelle works.” Le Bouclier magique consists of the creative forms she is known for and was produced while in residence. The electronics, audio, video and mechanics were created during an intensive stay at Avatar (a centre for the creation and distribution of sound and electronic work) in June 2005. And this past August, she produced her first video, Le Bouclier perdu, in OBORO’s New Media Lab, also presented in the installation.