Instructor: Justin Waddell
2-day workshop schedule:
Saturday, November 21, 2015 @ 12 – 5PM
Saturday, December 5, 2015 @ 12 – 5PM
Workshop is free to attend but will have limited space so it is first come, first serve.
To register for the workshop, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 403.263.2833.
This critical writing workshop for media arts will help introduce participants to some of the contemporary issues and debates related to the current state of art criticism as well as provide a venue for developing a kind of writing that challenges both the writer and their audience to move beyond hollow, descriptive, and often uninspiring critique. As a group, the workshops will engage texts by Yvonne Rainer, Miranda July, Jennifer Doyle, Mike Kelley, Chris Kraus, and others with the hope of exciting writers to begin to take risks, experiment, and find confidence in the value of their own experiences, thoughts, and feelings. Specific attention will be paid to writing and artworks within the field of media art however, anyone interested in conversations regarding the body, difficulty, performance, and fiction in art, should consider participating.
October 12-18, 2015
Watermark Tower – 530 8th ave SW
Downtown Calgary has partnered with Nur Box to bring one of their theatres to various locations around downtown. They will be presenting packages of short films, trailers, and experimental videos curated by: Nur Box Theatre, The Calgary International Film Festival, Calgary Society for Independent Filmmakers, and EMMEDIA Gallery and Production Society.
EMMEDIA’s package showcases four short films (under 5 min.) produced by past EMMEDIA members and featured artists. Each work was chosen specifically for the Nur Box Theatre, to create an intimate environment in a public space for the viewer. Take a few minutes to escape the hustle and bustle of downtown, and enjoy some beautiful and engaging films.
As part of Wordfest 2015
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 @ 7:30PM – 8:15PM
Motel, Arts Commons – 205 8 Avenue SE
Join us for a free screening of Text(e)/Image/Beat, a program of videopoetry curated by Daniel H. Dugas and Valerie LeBlanc, as part of Wordfest 2015. The program was originally commissioned by the Galerie Sans Nom, Moncton, NB for the Northrop Frye Literary Festival, March 20th to May 1st, 2015.