FERMENTATION

FERMENTATION
A film installation & performance by Gerry Morita & Patrick Arès-Pilon

Presented by The Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers
and EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society
As part of Nuit Blanche Calgary

WHEN: Saturday, September 20, 2014 @ 7:00PM – 1:00AM
WHERE: JJ Young Room, EPCOR Centre for the Performing Arts – 205 8th Ave SE
COST: FREE

Part of this year’s Nuit Blanche festivities, Fermentation is an interactive media art installation, which begins in research and extends into a period of procrastination that includes thought, time, avoidance, and stimulation by an array of activities and sensory elements.

The public is invited to explore the JJ Young Room at the EPCOR Centre for the Performing Arts, which is intended to over-stimulate, while inducing a sense of play and disorder. With multiple 16mm projections, cameraless animation, live performance, cassette players, slide projections, record players, View-Masters, fermented food, and more, viewers will experience a cacophony of the senses.

About the artists:

GERRY MORITA is an interdisciplinary collaborator, dancer, choreographer, performance artist and teacher whose body of work involves continuous inquiry into new ways of seeing movement, sound, and the spaces between us. As Artistic Director of Mile Zero Dance in Edmonton, she has worked with artists from all disciplines in a vast array of both conventional and site-specific venues, touring Poland, Belgium, Estonia, Japan, and Turkey in the process. Her movement inquiry is based on an approach that encompasses strong use of contrasting elements, in relation to other media and space.

PATRICK ARÈS-PILON is a photographer and filmmaker who uses analog technologies to create interactive, perfomative works. Born in Edmonton, Patrick likes to walk in the streets admiring the innate beauty of sound, tone and movement. His artistic practice is interested in preservation, decay and projection of light and darkness while exploring synesthetic aesthetics.

About our presenting partners:

THE CALGARY SOCIETY OF INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS is an inclusive, non-profit, arts-based society that exists to encourage filmmaking as art, reflecting and challenging our changing cultural landscape through production, exhibition and distribution of the filmmaker’s work. CSIF provides access to workshops and clubs, production and post-production equipment, mentorships, and programming- including the annual $100 Film Festival. For more info, go to: http://csif.org

NUIT BLANCHE CALGARY is a presentation of new live art works by visiting and Alberta-based performance artists in and around Olympic Plaza and Municipal Plaza. For more info, go to: http://www.nuitblanchecalgary.ca

EPCOR CENTRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS is located in the heart of the Cultural District in downtown Calgary, where passion and creativity meet, mix, mingle and occasionally, collide. Proving that this truly is the place to be, more than 600,000 people experience the excitement of EPCOR CENTRE yearly at 1,800-plus performances and events, both free and ticketed. Occupying a full city block, EPCOR CENTRE is a six-level complex measuring over 400,000 square feet (almost 10 acres). It is one of the three largest performing arts centres in Canada and the largest in Western Canada. For more info, go to: http://www.epcorcentre.org

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