Date: Friday, February 6, 2015
Time: 8PM – 1AM
Location: Festival Hall – 1215 10th Ave SE
Tickets: $10 EMMEDIA Members/Students
$15 General Admission

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Join us for a night of amazing audio and visual performances featuring Jennie Vallis, Shawn Pinchbeck, and Tasman Richardson. Afterwards, dance the night away with DJ Corinthian featuring live video performance by Orthicon.

DUALITY, an exhibition featuring installations by emerging media artists Carlin Brown, Chris Donovan, and Maeve Orlady will also be on view for the night. For more information, click here.



This live performance by new media artist Jennie Vallis for Particle + Wave Festival explores visual and auditory intricacies beyond our daily scope of focus. Featuring kaleidoscope visuals of microscopic viewpoints and glitching patterns of found and created sounds, this performance is a haunting reminder of the complex world we exist within. Most known for her origami-inspired, geometric large-scale sculptures and interactive projects, Jennie combines her 3D sculptural work into this performance with a custom stage design to be projected on and performed within. This multi-disciplinary work of video, sculpture and sound is an original performance developed especially for Particle + Wave Festival and is a beautiful exploration of the seamless connection of science, technology and art.

About Jennie Vallis:

Jennie Vallis is a new media visual & performing artist and co-founder/creative director of Studio Cartel, a Calgary-based design and production studio. With a Bachelor of Fine Arts Graduate and Board of Governor’s Recipient from the Alberta College of Art and Design’s Media Arts and Digital Technologies Program, her installations and performances have been featured in exhibitions, galleries and festivals internationally. In 2012-2013, Jennie worked as Artistic Producer with La Caravan Dance Theatre for the contemporary dance opera The Dybbuk which premiered at the 2013 High Performance Rodeo and her artworks have been exhibited at Burning Man, Sled Island, TEDxYYC Talks and featured on Discovery Channel’s Daily Planet. With a traditional grounding in painting, fibre and sculpture, Jennie’s artistic practice transcends into a complex combination of mediums. Her work explores interactivity, sound, animation, film and video bridging the space between digital and traditional fine arts.

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Photo credit: Laine Neimane


Sear is a 20 minute Live Cinema performance that consists of live improvised electroacoustic music and video. On the audio side this work is created using field recordings and pre-processed sounds manipulated live in a custom Max performance environment; exploring a dynamic sonic experience taking the listener on a journey with many destinations. The video is created using raw video footage collected by the artist into a library of materials. The videos are mixed and manipulated live with elements of the audio performance directly affecting the image via software control.

About Shawn Pinchbeck:

Shawn Pinchbeck is an Edmonton based electroacoustic music composer, new media artist, performer, installation artist, teacher, curator, and sound engineer. Pinchbeck’s performances and installations have been presented widely at numerous festivals across Canada and Europe. He collaborates extensively, creating intermedia works with artists of all backgrounds most recently focussing on music and multimedia for contemporary dance and live cinema performances. Shawn has seven CD releases. His music has appeared in numerous films, most notably in the Genie award winning documentary The Corporation (2004). Recent awards include: the Edmonton Artists’ Trust Fund Award (2013) and the Telus Courage to Innovate Award (2013). He holds a  PhD in Music Composition from the University of Birmingham where he studied with Dr. Jonty Harrison. He currently teaches as a sessional lecturer at the Alberta College of Art and Design (Calgary), the Baltic Film and Media School (Estonia) and in the Art Research Lab at the University of Liepaja (Latvia).


Live A/V performance (real-time midi triggered video samples)
17 min.

The performer has replaced the shaman/priest, and the screen/sound has replaced the performer. Pulling from the cultural dictionary of cinematic micro phrases to deliver a ceremonial edit of sigils and signs. In this post-faith, post-flesh world, our spectacular séance will weave recorded media (aka the power of the dead) into a spastic orgy of cut ups.

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About Tasman Richardson:

Tasman Richardson’s work focuses on entropy, tele-presence, appropriation, synesthesia and JAWA editing (a style he originated in 1996), in which musical composition and narratives are created entirely from video cut ups. He is best known for his critically acclaimed solo installation Necropolis at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art which earned him a place on Bruce Mau’s list of 21st century Canadian Icons. He recently premiered his collaborative performance Hydra at Elektra 14, exhibited his Joan of Arc inspired video rose window Memorial in Paris across the street from the actual rose window, and presented a solo exhibition of lenticular printed decaying VHS portraits at Neubacher Shor Contemporary in Toronto.

More Tasman Richardson events during the festival:

Visting Artist Feature: Artist Talk + Screening – Thursday, February 5, 2015 @ Alberta College of Art + Design
The True Weight of Sound: Artist Panel – Friday, February 6, 2015 @ University of Calgary
Do-it-yourself JAWA aka Video Vulture Culture: Workshop – Saturday, February 7, 2015 @ Quickdraw Animation Society
WAVE – Saturday, February 7, 2015 @ Festival Hall


About DJ Corinthian:

Corinthian aka Evangelos, one half of Calgary’s ambient experimental group Sanctums, 4 years resident DJ and co-founder of the 80’s and 90’s hiphop night Natural Selection, and dedicated hardware techno artist. Evangelos has performed at many stages such as Mutek in in Montreal, Shambhala in Salmo, Sled Island and many others. Regardless of the genre or aesthetic Evangelos puts on physical and emotional performances that capture the hard edges of the underground while luring the non-believers in with something catchy enough to let loose and dance.    

Music: Techno/House/Hiphop/Experimental

About Orthicon:

Orthicon is a Calgary based producer of dark electronic pop music and video art.

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