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Workshop in the exhibition _Diane Landry. Celestial Mechanics_, 2023. Photo: Prune Paycha.

Diane Landry. Elementary School

March 25 - June 23, 2023

Diane Landry. Celestial Mechanics

VOX invites children (6 to 12 years old) to discover contemporary art with this brand new exhibition created just for them! With Celestial Mechanics, artist Diane Landry offers young audiences an artistic, philosophical and ecological reflection on the notion of time. Using everyday items and repurposed materials brought to life through movement, light, sound and video, she explores the distinct time scales specific to humanity, nature and the universe. Through her creative, poetic lens, the artist transforms these simple objects–including bicycle wheel rims, plastic bags and water bottles–into long-term signifiers of our lifestyle choices. Diane Landry’s kinetic works will prompt children to ask questions about how time passes–quickly or slowly, as the case may be !

Visit and mediation activity for primary school classes

Elementary schools can take part in a complementary workshop on media archeology that will give children the opportunity to think about the instantaneous nature of our current relationship to photography and video, and the technological advances that enabled this shift. The activities in connection with the exhibition visit are designed and facilitated by educators specialized in visual arts.

Education program

Primary Cycles 1, 2 and 3

Broad areas of learning addressed
Media literacy
Environmental awareness and consumer rights and responsabilities

Targeted areas of learning
Visual Arts: To appreciate works of art, traditional artistic objects, media images, personal productions and those of classmates.
Social Sciences: To construct a representation of space, time and society.

This project benefits from the financial support of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.

Solicitation document Diane Landry. Celestial Mechanics. Source : VOX, 2023.