PROGRAMMING EVENTS

EMMEDIA IS DEAD, LONG LIVE EMMEDIA EMMEDIA IS DEAD, LONG LIVE EMMEDIA

A CELEBRATION OF LIVE VIDEO PERFORMANCE + VJ CULTURE
Saturday, September 27, 2014 @ 7-10PM
CENTRAL MEMORIAL PARK – 1221 2 ST SW
FREE

We will be lighting up Central Memorial Park again for Alberta Culture Days! This free outdoor event will feature large-scale live video projections created by VJs that participated in our VJ workshop. Come cheer them on while DJ Future Phil spins tracks for you to dance the night away, celebrating the creative local talent of Calgary’s media arts community!


ARTIST TALK: THE TOOLS WE RESPOND TO ARTIST TALK: THE TOOLS WE RESPOND TO

A Talk on Live Video Art, Performance, and VJ Culture
Saturday, September 27, 2014 @ 2-4PM
EMMEDIA Screening Room – 351 11 Ave SW

Moderated by EMMEDIA’s Production Director Christopher Payne, this talk explores the relationship between technology, performance, and video art. Artists Noel Begin, Kaely Dekker and Joe Kelly will each speak about their tools, aesthetics, and contribution to the decades of VJ culture in Calgary.


FERMENTATION FERMENTATION

A film installation & performance by Gerry Morita & Patrick Arès-Pilon
Presented by CSIF and EMMEDIA as part of Nuit Blanche Calgary
Saturday, September 20, 2014 @ 7:00PM – 1:00AM
JJ Young Room, EPCOR Centre for the Performing Arts – 205 8th Ave SE

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.


THE ALPHABETIC ORDER OF THINGS THE ALPHABETIC ORDER OF THINGS

A Survey of Video Art from Vtape’s Collection
Thursday July 31, August 7 + August 14, 2014 @ 9 – 10PM
EMMEDIA Parking Lot – 351 11 Ave SW
(In case of rain, we will move the screening inside to EMMEDIA’s screening room.)

EMMEDIA is proud to present a summer series of outdoor screenings in our downtown parking lot, featuring works from prolific video artists in Canada and beyond. Curators Lindsay Sorell, Lowell Smith, and Teresa Tam selected three screening programs using Vtape’s vast catalogue of videos. Vtape is Canada’s leading artist-run, not-for-profit distributor of video art that includes a diverse collection of work from the early 1970s to the present. Join us on Thursday nights as we survey contemporary and historical media artworks that experiment with the medium of video, while breaking barriers and leading the way for avant-garde video artists to come. Light refreshments will be provided as we enjoy the summer night!


YOUTH QUEER MEDIA PROGRAM 2014: SCREENING YOUTH QUEER MEDIA PROGRAM 2014: SCREENING

THURSDAY, MAY 29, 2014 @ 7PM
Plaza Theatre – 1133 Kensington Road NW

This year’s Youth Queer Media Program participants have explored the themes of isolation, coming of age, gender bending, and first loves. The short films created tackle issues from everyday life: queer identity in a contemporary world, facing challenges, and overcoming obstacles. Fairy Tales is proud to present the world premieres at the festival with a Q&A session with the filmmakers after the film. A celebration gala will follow at the Naked Leaf Tea Shop.


Bodies, Places, Stories Bodies, Places, Stories

A lecture by Dr. Kristen Hutchinson
FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 2014 @ 7:30PM – 9:00PM
EMMEDIA Screening Room

Dr. Kristen Hutchinson presents a lecture about themes of place, identity and narration in contemporary video art. The talk will explore how international artists use these prevalent and often interrelated themes to explore our current historical moment. Artists to be discussed include Cao Fei, Nina Yuen, Danya McCleod, Janet Cardiff and Georges Bures Miller, Pipilotti Rist, and Kambui Olujimi, among others. She will also discuss some potential upcoming opportunities for artists to exhibit video art internationally.


Art’s Birthday 2014 Art’s Birthday 2014

January 17, 2014 @ 7-10PM
EMMEDIA Gallery and Production Society
351 – 11 Ave S.W., 2nd Floor

EMMEDIA, together with M:ST, LIDS, FUSE Magazine and Frosst Books celebrates the 1,000,051 birthday of Art! This year, we celebrate the art form of text! Peruse the books and zines offered at Frosst Books reading corner, or explore the web articles on the future of art with Lindsay Sorell’s Fortune Cookies project. Don’t forget to purchase the special edition of FUSE Magazine, so you can join the Ladies’ Invitational Deadbeat Society (LIDS) in crafty activites! And as always, we will be blowing out the candles on Art’s 1,000,051 birthday cake.


The QUALITY CHRISTMAS EVENT The QUALITY CHRISTMAS EVENT

Brought to you by your friends at:
CSIF, EMMEDIA, FAIRY TALES, M:ST, & QAS

Saturday, December 14, 2013
6PM – Midnight (6PM – Screening of Prairie Tales 15)
CommunityWise Resource Centre
101, 223 – 12 Ave SW

Your favourite media art centres (plus your favourite performative art society and queer film festival!), is hosting a QUALITY CHRISTMAS EVENT together, for the first time! Celebrate the holidays with members and friends of these awesome organizations, as we eat, drink and dance, dance, dance!


RESONANCE: BOOK LAUNCH RESONANCE: BOOK LAUNCH

Friday, November 29, 2013 @ 7-9PM
SHELF LIFE BOOKS – 100, 1302 – 4th Street SW
Editors and writers will be in attendance
Book will be available for purchase for $10

EMMEDIA is proud to launch our third anthology of critical texts, Resonance. Please join us to celebrate the work of editors Diana Sherlock and Rachel Zolf, along with the writers and the artists involved, at Shelf Life Books. Be the first to own a copy for just $10! Refreshments will be served.


Red Rover, Red Rover Red Rover, Red Rover

Friday, October 4, 2013 @ 8PM
EMMEDIA Screening Room

A screening of recent members’ short film and video projects presented in partnership by EMMEDIA (Calgary), Film And Video Arts Society – Alberta (Edmonton), PAVED Arts (Saskatoon), and the Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative (Regina). Each centre will showcase about 20 min of their member’s work, which will be all screened simultaneously in Calgary, Edmonton and Saskatoon. There will be an intermission between each showcase for the audiences from the different cities to interact with each other, as well as chat with the filmmakers!