The Lost Shield

The Lost Shield
video: edition of 5
morphing, performance-video for flat screen or projector
digital photographs assembled with a digital video-editing program
video loop: 14 min 20 s
produced during a residency at Oboro’s New Media Lab, Montreal, and supported by the Canada Council for the Arts
documentation: – photo & video©Diane Landry
collection: Hydro-Québec, Montreal (Quebec, Canada) (1/5) 


  • Matter in time, solo exhibition, Curator : Denise Lawson, Comox Valley Art Gallery, Courtenay (British Columbia, Canada).


  • The Cadence of All Things, Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington (North Carolina, USA).


  • Trois, Galerie Michel Guimont, Quebec City (Quebec, Canada).
  • 17th ifva Festival – art.ware, curator: Ip Yuk-Yiu, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong (China).


  • The Lost Shield, curator: Peggy Gale, EX-iS festival, Seoul (South Korea).
  • Photo Environment, curator: Andrea Harris, Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion, Costa Mesa (California, USA).
  • Réservoir électrique, Séquence, Saguenay (Quebec, Canada).
  • The Defibrillators, curator: Eve-Lyne Beaudry, Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery, Halifax (Nova Scotia, Canada).


  • The Defibrillators, curator: Eve-Lyne Beaudry, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston (Ontario, Canada); and Esplanade Art Gallery, Medicine Hat (Alberta, Canada).
  • Diane Landry: Pictures Happenings, Durham Art Gallery, Durham (Ontario, Canada).
  • The Magic Shield, Koffler Gallery at the Beaver Hall Gallery, Toronto (Ontario, Canada).


  • Les défibrillateurs, curator: Eve-Lyne Beaudry, Musée d’art de Joliette, Joliette (Quebec, 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).
  • The Lost Shield, in Metamorphosis, curator: Peggy Gale, Akbank Sanat, Istanbul (Turkey).
  • Madones, Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario, Sudbury (Ontario, Canada).
  • Arte de Quebec en La Habana, organized by Le Lieu and presented at Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, Havana (Cuba).
  • Les 15 ans des prix Videre, Musée d’art contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul, Baie-Saint-Paul (Quebec, Canada).


  • FINE|LINE, curator: Mia Nielsen, Senko Studio, Kunsthallen Braenderigården, Viborg (Denmark).
  • Le Bouclier magique and Le Bouclier perdu, Sporobole, Sherbrooke (Quebec, Canada).


  • Diane Landry (Canada), curator: Philippe Pasquier, Bus 117, Melbourne (Australia).
  • The Magic Shield, curator: George Harris, Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George (British Columbia, Canada).
  • MFA Thesis Exhibition, curator: Gail Wight, Thomas Welton Stanford Art Gallery, Stanford (California, USA).


  • Le Bouclier magique, Oboro, Montréal (Quebec, Canada).

In 2005, with the help of Oboro’s New Media Lab, I created my first work involving the depiction of a human subject which was not a public performance. This video project, made out of several photographs of myself, led me to explore a new artistic field in my testing of disciplinary boundaries. Using still images and morphing software, I succeeded in creating an effect of movement resembling aquatic agitation, the slow progress of a body languorously expanding and contracting. A solitary action without narrative, The Lost Shield evokes solitude, silence and incomprehension. Often seen as a “moving painting”, this work has been shown in a loop in various exhibition spaces and video festivals.