Kettle-violin

Performances

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Kettle-violin
1990
performance
duration: ~15min
documentation: – photo & – video camera©Marie-Josée Houde – video editing©Diane Landry

 

1996

  • Freshwater, Skate to Stay and Kettle-violin, Sound Symposium VIII, LSPU Hall, St. John’s (Newfoundland, Canada).

 

1990

  • Bouilloire et violon, 1ère Biennale d'art actuel de Québec, organized by Inter/Le Lieu and presented at La Chambre Blanche, Quebec City (Quebec, Canada).

 

“In its unfolding, Diane Landry’s performance also reaches the sonic horizon: the artist amplifies the sound produced as she unfolds a raincoat, previously drenched, folded and frozen; then she puts it on. When this is completed, a whistling kettle starts boiling, and the sound we hear is soon picked up by a note played on the violin—this is a proposal for an increased awareness of the existence of an ambient sound/music horizon. A short yet quite convincing performance.”

Roger Chamberland, “Des stratégies de subversion du réel” (excerpt), Première Biennale d'art actuel de Québec. De la performance à la manœuvre, Québec, Éditions Intervention, 1991.