Le Bouclier magique

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Le Bouclier magique

Residency
June to August, 2005

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.

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Diane Landry

Diane Landry lives and works in Quebec City. Since 1987 her work has been exhibited widely across Canada and internationally. In her constant search for new creative processes and always attentive to different critical milieux, Diane Landry has participated in major international events, including francofffonies! Québec numériQ as part of the first Fête de la Pleine Lune at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris in 2006, Stockholm New Music in 2003, Arte en Progresión in Buenos Aires in 2003, argosfestival in Brussels in 2002, Mois Multi in Quebec City in 2002, Latinos del Norte in Mexico City in 2001, the Biennale de Montréal in 2000 and Sound Symposium in St. John’s, Newfoundland in 2000. She has taken up numerous artist residencies in Canada, the United States, France, Italy and Argentina and completed a master’s degree at Stanford University in California in 2006. In 2003, she was awarded the Rayonnement International prize by the Conseil de la culture des régions de Québec et de Chaudière-Appalaches and in 2005, she received The Murphy and Cadogan Fellowship Award from the San Francisco Foundation. She was awarded the first Giverny Capital Award in 2007, along with a 10 000 $ grant.