Ethereal as a crystal chandelier, "Exhaustion" glitters against the sky. It is strikingly beautiful. The magic is in the movement and interplay of the objects. The dimensions are huge: 4.1 metres in diameter, over 2 metres high and 1.5 metres in varying positions. Landry has created the installation from recycled objects. The glittering glass in the chandelier is in fact transparent cutlery and other plastic objects. The mechanics are robust and operate through basic instruments such as wheels, screws, pulleys and levers. Landry wants her work to be experienced as an extraordinary machine for dreaming about space, time and light – and one in which thousands of stories can bubble to the surface. Giving ordinary objects new meaning is Landry’s signature trait.
Artist: Diane Landry