The Cod

The Cod
duration: ~30min
documentation: – photo©Marie-France Thérien– video camera©Nicole Catellier, Boris Firquet, Katherine Kuster/Rice Gallery, Jocelyn Robert – video editing©Diane Landry


  • The Cod, during 33e Symposium international d'art comtemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul, Baie-St-Paul (Quebec,
  • The Cod, during P2 Art's Birthday Party, Södra Teatern, Stockholm (Swedish).


  • The Cod, 17th ifva Festival – art.ware, curator: Ip Yuk-Yiu, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong (China).


  • La Morue, Espace[im]média, Festival d'arts médiatiques, Centre des arts de la scène Jean-Besré, Sherbrooke (Quebec, Canada).


  • La Morue, Mois Multi 9 – IN_EX, organized by Les Productions Recto-Verso, Parc de la Cetière, Quebec City (Quebec, Canada).
  • The Cod, Subtle Technologies 2008 – Light, Innis Town Hall, University of Toronto, Toronto (Ontario, Canada).


  • La Morue, Avatar @ Vooruit, Courtisane Festival, event co-organized by Avatar and presented at the Vooruit, Ghent (Belgium).
  • La Morue, francofffonies ! Québec_numériQ, co-organized by Avatar and presented at the Théâtre Châtelet, Paris (France).


  • The Cod, Rice Gallery, Houston (Texas, USA).


  • The Cod, Festival in Regina, Neutral Ground, Regina (Saskatchewan, Canada).
  • The Cod, Collège François-Xavier-Garneau, Quebec City (Quebec, Canada).


  • La Morue, Arte en Progresion, Centro Cultural San Martin, Buenos Aires (Argentina).
  • The Cod and Tormented Tables, Stockholm-New Music, Fylkingen and Nalen-SEKT, Stockholm (Sweden).


  • The Cod, 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art, Toronto (Ontario, Canada).
  • La Morue, HTMlles, festival organized by Studio XX, presented at Ex Machina and co-organized by La Chambre Blanche, Quebec City (Quebec, Canada).


  • The Cod, Mobius, Boston (Massachusetts, USA).
  • The Cod, send + receive version 4, Ace Art Inc., Winnipeg (Manitoba).
  • The Cod, LIVE International Performance Art Biennale, Grunt Gallery, Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada).
  • The Aviator’s Apprentice and The Cod, AKA, Saskatoon (Saskatchewan, Canada).


  • The Cod, Sound Symposium X, LSPU Hall, St. John’s (Newfoundland, Canada).
  • La Morue, Haut 3e impérial, Granby (Quebec, Canada).
  • La Morue, Super MicMac, Maison de la culture du Plateau Mont-Royal, Productions Super Mémé, Montreal (Quebec, Canada).


  • The Cod, EMMEDIA, Gallery & Production Society, Calgary (Alberta, Canada).


  • The Cod, The Canadian Performance Tour, co-organized by Inter/Le Lieu and ASA European (Germany), presented at
    • Carl Stipendium, Essen (Germany)
    • Moltkerei Werkstatt, Cologne (Germany)
    • C.U.B.A., Münster (Germany)
    • OF-Kunstraum, Offenbach (Germany)
    • Artis, s'Hertogenbosch (The Netherlands).
  • La Morue, Festival Musiques au présent, organized by the Orchestre symphonique de Québec and Avatar, Quebec City (Quebec, Canada).
  • La Morue, Centre des Arts actuels Skol, Montreal (Quebec, Canada).


  • La Morue and Manoeuvre urbaine with the Collectif Avatar, 3e Symposium en arts visuels de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue – Vingt mille lieues/lieux sur l’esker, Amos (Quebec, Canada). 

“Amongst the evening’s strongest moments was Diane Landry’s waltz of visual scratching. Using two turntables, she displayed casual objects lit from the side, which became swaying and distorted shadows on a kinetic movie screen made of photograms. Like a DJ, Diane Landry operated with her back to the public as she composed pictures by constantly changing objects. Here, references to photography as well as to turntablist techniques—the scratching sound of the needle included—supported a performance limited only by the formal restraints of the projections obtained. A great idea.”

Bernard Lamarche, “Place à la performance” (excerpt), Le Devoir, Montréal, July 15, 1997.