The Blue Decline

Mandala Labrador in the Blue Decline series (monotype)
Mandala Naya in the Blue Decline series (edition of 3)
Mandala Perrier in the Blue Decline series (edition of 3)
motorized installation
various bottles of water, motors, selected object, aluminum, wood, halogen lighting, tripod
each object on the wall: 100 x 100 x 50 cm
each wall projection: about 350 X 500 cm
created during a residency at Cypres, Marseille, in exchange with La Chambre Blanche, Quebec City
collection: Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (Mandala Naya 1/3)
collection : Sara & Michelle Vance Waddell (É.-U.) (Mandala Perrier 1/3)
documentation: – photo & video©Diane Landry


  • Celestial Mechanics, curators : Marie J. Jean and Claudine Roger, during the youth exhibition which benefits from financial support from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. This exhibition is co-production and exhibition touring by VOX, centre de l'image contemporaine, Musée régional de Rimouski, Rimouski (Quebec, Canada).


  • Celestial Mechanics, curators : Marie J. Jean and Claudine Roger, during the youth exhibition which benefits from financial support from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. VOX, centre de l'image contemporaine, Montreal (Quebec, Canada).


  • Festival Internacional de las Luces México | FILUX YUCATÁN, Sala de exhibición del Teatro José María Iturralde Traconis, Valladolid, Mexico.
  • Festival Internacional de las Luces México | FILUX YUCATÁN, Centro Cultural El Olimpo, Mérida, Mexico.
  • The Art of Tinkering, Exploratorium, San Franscisco (California, USA).
  • OpenArt, Vågengalleriet, Örebro (Sweden).


  • Action & Structures, Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati (Ohio, USA).


  • Pulse Miami Art Fair, Vivianeart Gallery solo booth, Miami Beach (Floride, USA).
  • Event Biela Noc, copresented by Molior and Biela Noc, Soda Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia.
  • Event Biela Noc, copresented by Molior and Biela Noc, Kotolňa, Košice, Slovakia.
  • Diane Landry, partnership with Beakerhead, Vivianeart, Calgary (Alberta, Canada).
  • Équilibre, curator: Claire Lefebvre
, Espace création + exposition | Collège Lionel-Groulx, 

    Sainte-Thérèse (Quebec, Canada).
  • Sparrow Night, curator : Cassandra Getty, Museum London, London (Ontario, Canada).


  • Rhythms of the Imagination, curator : Marie Perreault, Black-Box Hexagram-Concordia, Montreal (Quebec, Canada).
  • Maison de la culture Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Montreal (Quebec, Canada).


  • Diane Landry: by every wind that blows, Curator: Raphaela Platow & Steven Matijcio, Contemporary Arts Center, Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art, Cincinnati (Ohio, USA).
  • Texas Contemporary Art Fair, Carl Solway Gallery booth, Houston, (Texas, USA).
  • The Cadence of All Things, Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington (North Carolina, USA).
  • Mandalas in series Blue Decline, Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati (Ohio, USA).


  • Festival: Lab30 - 11. Augsburger Kunstlabor, curator : Elke Seidel, Barbara Friedrichs, Peter Bommas, Kultuhaus Abraxas, Augsburg (Germany).
  • Light, Matter, Memory, curator : Murray Horne, Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburgh (Pennsylvanie,
  • Trois, Galerie Michel Guimont, Quebec City (Quebec, Canada).


  • The Defibrillators, curator: Eve-Lyne Beaudry, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton (Ontario, Canada).


  • Electrohype 2010 – The Sixth Biennial for Electronic Art, curator: Anna Kindvall, Ystads Art Museum,Ystad (Sweden).
  • Festival City Sonic, curator: Franck Philippe, Salle Saint-Georges, Mons (Belgium).
  • Réservoir électrique, Séquence, Saguenay (Quebec, Canada).
  • Look Again, curator: Steven Matijcio, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA), Winston-Salem (North Carolina, USA).
  • The Defibrillators, curator: Eve-Lyne Beaudry, Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery, Halifax (Nova Scotia, Canada).


  • Light in Motion, curator: Yuko Suzuki, ISE Cultural Foundation, New York (New York, USA).
  • Diane Landry: Pictures Happenings, Durham Art Gallery, Durham (Ontario, Canada).
  • The Defibrillators, curator: Eve-Lyne Beaudry
    • Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston (Ontario, Canada)
    • Esplanade Art Gallery, Medicine Hat (Alberta, Canada)
    • Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa (Ontario, Canada).


  • C'est arrivé près de chez vous. L'art actuel à Québec, curator: Nathalie De Blois, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Quebec City (Quebec, Canada).
  • eArts Festival 2008, eLandscapes, curator: Richard Castelli, Shanghai Science & Technology Museum, Shanghai (China).
  • Manif d'Art, the Québec City Biennial and the Liverpool Biennial, curator: Lisanne Nadeau, Novas Contemporary Urban Centre, Liverpool (UK).
  • Les défibrillateurs, curator: Eve-Lyne Beaudry, Musée d’art de Joliette, Joliette (Quebec, Canada).


  • Haunted Screens, curators: Sandra Q. Firmin and Carolyn Tennant, UB Art Gallery, Center for the Arts, Buffalo (New York, USA).
  • Le déclin bleu, Espace F, Matane (Quebec, Canada).
  • FINE|LINE, curator: Mia Nielsen, Senko Studio, Kunsthallen Braenderigården, Viborg (Denmark).


  • francofffonies ! Québec_numériQ, curator: Richard Castelli, co-organized by Avatar and presented at Théâtre Châtelet, Paris (France).
  • Avatar @ Vooruit, Courtisane Festival, co-organized by Avatar and presented at the Vooruit, Ghent (Belgium).


  • Flying School and Mandala Naya, curator: Kimberly Davenport, Rice Gallery, Houston (Texas, USA).
  • Flying School and Mandala Naya, Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington (North Carolina, USA).


  • Southern Exposure, San Francisco (California, USA).
  • Blue Decline, YYZ Artists' Outlet, Toronto (Ontario, Canada).
  • Miasta stare/Sztuka nowa – Villes anciennes/Art nouveau, organized by Le Lieu and presented at the Contemporary Art Centre Bunkier Sztuki, Cracow (Poland).


  • Le déclin bleu, Galerie Christiane Chassay, Montreal (Quebec, Canada).


  • Le déclin bleu, Apocope, Marseille (France).

Mandala Naya [3 different Mandalas are part of Blue Decline installation ] is on view in the small gallery. Deriving from the Sanskrit word for ‘circle’, a mandala is an artistic representation of the cosmos, and is used in Eastern religious traditions as a focus for meditation. Using the now-ubiquitous plastic water bottle, Landry's mandalas conjure shadow versions of this spiritual symbol. Each of Landry's mandalas is created from only one kind of bottle, and bears the name of the brand of water it once held, i.e., Mandala Evian. In Mandala Naya, a laundry basket ringed with water bottles is attached to the wall. A tripod, supporting a light attached to a mechanized arm, stands in front of the basket. As the arm moves forward, the light shines through the holes of the basket and through the water bottles, creating a startlingly beautiful shadow that stretches across the wall. This is the reward for watching Mandala Naya for its entire one-minute cycle; just as with traditional mandalas, the time required to experience the work makes it an object of contemplation.”

Flying School and Mandala Naya (excerpt), brochure, Rice Gallery, 2005.