LANDRY, Paméla (1959)

Paméla Landry, Aires d’apaisement, 2005. Cuir, feutre, lycra, matériaux de rembourrage, mousqueton, ressorts, moteurs et composantes électroniques. 450 x 450 cm. Photo : Paul Litherland.

Paméla Landry completed a BFA at the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi in 1985 and an MFA at Concordia University in 1991. In addition to teaching at the Cégep du Vieux Montréal since 1995, she has continued to produce artwork and often gives talks throughout Quebec. Landry describes her mechanized, interactive sculptures as “machines to stimulate affects”; they make reference to the female world with a combination of brightly coloured textures and mechanical vibrations that appeals to the touch while creating comforting, even therapeutic spaces. This idea is reflected in the title of one of her major works, Aires d’apaisement (“soothing sites”), which she presented in Montreal in 2005 and in Regina in 2006.

« Le corps morcelé : L’enveloppe épidermique et le vêtement comme forme d’érotisation dans l’art » by Jocelyne Lupien, ESPACE #23, p. 25.
« Paméla Landry : l’Arche du désir » by Marc Desjardins, ESPACE #75, p. 44.
« Circa 1988-2008 : Entretien de Serge Fisette avec Yves Louis-Seize » by Serge Fisette, ESPACE #87, p. 27.