Diane Morin

Artist in Residence | January 9th to February 3rd 2023


Originally from the Kamouraska region of Quebec, Diane Morin lives and works in Montreal. She studied in Rivière-du-Loup and at Laval University, and holds an MFA (Open Media, 2003) from Concordia University in Montreal. Since 1998, Diane Morin has been creating installations using light, sound, drawing and robotics to create installations in which micro-events take place. Her work has been exhibited individually and collectively in Montreal, elsewhere in Canada and abroad, including OBORO (Montreal 2019), Centre d’art et de diffusion CLARK (Montreal 2014) and the group exhibition Installations -À grande échelle at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, 2015. She has participated in numerous artist residencies including Opekta (Cologne, Germany, 2014), Nordisk Kunstnarsenter (Dale, Norway 2017) and Zocalo (Longueuil, Canada, 2021).


Residency Project


Concerned about the ambivalence between what is animated and what, a priori, is not, I create “mechanisms” with found objects, organic and inorganic materials and simple electronic circuits. They have abilities to move, more or less autonomously. During the past year, I performed and documented a series of experiments with these «mechanisms» in various places: the St.Lawrence River shores, woodland, and vacant spaces in urban areas. At the same time and in the same places, I was concerned with the presence of « living » components, on different temporal and material scales. This led me to conduct microscopic investigations. During my residency at DAÏMÔN, I will continue these explorations, focusing in particular on the visual and sonic traces from these recent experiments.

-Diane Morin, January 2023

Diane will be giving an artist talk and presenting her work on Thursday February 16th 2023 at 7PM.

Click here for more details about the artist talk.