Fall or self-portrait

Fall or self-portrait
2017- 2018

mural with 60 flip-books motorized
Plastic, wood, paper, motors, motion sensor
video projection, loop : 5 min 50 s
90 cm X 160 cm X 14 cm
edition of 2


  • Transparent Foretellings, retrospective exhibition, Curators : Marie J. Jean et
    Claudine Roger, VOX, Montreal (Quebec, Canada).
  • Galerie 3, group exhibition, Quebec City, (Quebec, Canada).


  • Projets spéciaux, Papier 2019 | Art Fair Contemporary, Galerie Michel Guimont, Grand Quay, Port of Montreal, Montreal (Quebec, Canada).


  • Trajectory of the senses, Biennale internationale de sculpture contemporaine, Centre d’exposition Raymond-Lasnier, Trois-Rivières (Quebec, Canada).


  • Pulse Miami Art Fair, Vivianeart Gallery solo booth, Miami Beach (Floride, USA).
  • Solo exhibition :  Diane Landry, partnership with Beakerhead,
    Vivianeart Gallery, Calgary (Alberta, Canada).
  • OFF-Manif 2017, Galerie Michel Guimont, Quebec City (Quebec, Canada).


Perpetual motion at microscopic scale, in everyday actions or over a lifetime, is fascinatingly boring yet amazing. The representation and rotary mechanical drive of the Fall project lead us to this repetitive force. Its construction requiring a blind iterative realization method entails the uncovering of the fine detail of repetition. The energy giving life to the paper fall is also an illustration of the hydroelectricity powering the artificially created movement. The noise generated by the automated mural amplifies the image of the incredible force of water, in a direct reference to the powerful sound of a waterfall. A motion detector linked to a timer emphasizes the effect of living painting versus death painting.

Whether it be the fall of a body, a rock, or a government, the attraction of collapse remains a fight against gravity, a perpetual struggle.