NUR BOX THEATRE: EMMEDIA Edition

NUR BOX THEATRE: EMMEDIA Edition
October 12-18, 2015
Watermark Tower – 530 8th ave SW
FREE

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.


About Nur Box Theatre:

The Nur Box Theatre is a free and publically accessible modular screening venue. Nur Box’s sole purpose is to provide Calgarians access and opportunity to view locally and internationally produced independent works of film, video, and media art, which might otherwise be inaccessible to the general public. Nur Box Theatre’s are positioned in public and private spaces all across the city waiting for people who have some time to explore. The programing is dynamic and sometimes challenging but always family friendly, curated every month by local filmmakers, non-profit arts, film, and media organizations, and a variety of festival and guest curators. For more information, go to: nurboxtheatre.com

About the Calgary Downtown Association:

The Calgary Downtown Association (CDA) is a Business Revitalization Zone established under Alberta’s Municipal Government Act and represents over 3,000 businesses in a 120 block area in the city centre. For more information, go to: calgarydowntown.com


SCREENING PROGRAM:


LUNARES
Rosanna Terracciano
2014, 1:31 min.

Synopsis:
LUNARES is a delicate tribute to the ever masterful flamenco polka dot

Bio:
Rosanna Terracciano is a Calgary-based independent artist who experiments at the intersection of flamenco, dance, contemporary performance and the media arts. She thrives on challenging mainstream perception of the flamenco art form. Her works have been presented nationally and internationally. Her short films have screened at the Festival of Short Flamenco Films (Madrid/Brazil), Im Raum Flamenco (Vienna), Festival Flamenco Montréal, Prairie Tales (Alberta) and the Gallery of Alberta Media Arts (Calgary), and her solo dance works have been presented at the 2014 Bienal de Flamenco Sevilla, Flamenco Empirico (Barcelona), Coetáni Experimental Flamenco Festival (Athens), Vancouver International Flamenco Festival and the Fluid Festival (Calgary). Ultimately, Rosanna creates to satisfy her relentless search for all things beautiful.


Haiku 5: Bloom
Lyle Pisio
2014, 1:45 min.

Synopsis:
A stop-motion Haiku about a blooming flower and a blossoming relationship.

Bio:
Lyle Pisio is a Calgary based artist, musician and animator. A founding member of the free improvisational bands ‘Street of Crocodiles’ and ‘tokyosexwhale’, Lyle has been making films and animation since 2000. His films have been screened worldwide in over 100 festivals and have received several awards for animation, music, and artistic design. His films include: The Unholy (2004), Another lost Soul (2006), Visages (2008), The Empress (2009), and Wrecking Ball (2010).


Something Strangely Familiar
aAron munson
2012, 3:22 min.

Synopsis:
‘It’s not the end of the world, but you can see it from there.’ – Pierre Elliott Trudeau.
An apocalypse in ink, soap and 35mm film, shot in high definition video.

Bio:
aAron munson is a Canadian independent filmmaker and cinematographer. Since 2003, he has created over 20 films, and has exhibited work at festivals, galleries and multidisciplinary events across Canada and internationally. munson is also a collaborator with many different visual and audio artists on a variety of projects ranging from music videos to gallery installations. His use of both analogue and digital mediums creates a unique aesthetic that draws on the history and physical malleability of film, while exploring the possibilities of emerging technologies in digital filmmaking.


The Game
Tasman Richardson
2007, 3:52 min.

Synopsis:
What is a game and what is real in a world of remote control warfare, hyper-reality, and military crafted videogames for recruitment? Emilio Estevez, Matthew Broderick and even Burroughs team up to explain.

Bio:
Tasman Richardson’s practice ranges from live performances to immersive installations but most often, it takes the form of electronic collage through a process he established in 1996 known as JAWA. whereby musical compositions and visual narratives are created entirely through edited appropriated video clips. What you see, is what you hear. His recent exhibitions include his large scale, solo installation of Necropolis at Karsh-Masson, Ottawa (2015) and his live performance of Timelords at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto (2015). His home base is Toronto. tasmanrichardson.com

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