PROGRAMMING EVENTS

PASSAGES PASSAGES

A Panel Discussion
Saturday, November 1, 2014 @ 2 – 4PM
EMMEDIA Screening Room – 351 11 Ave SW

The work of women artists today has been impacted by the evolving history of feminist thought as well as its contemporary social context. How do women artists now construct their identity, social role, sexuality, and place in the world through their work? How does their work reflect their response to life’s passages, changes and challenges?

In a free-ranging discussion moderated by Mireille Perron, fellow artists Andrea Mann and Shelley Ouellet will offer excerpts from their work, ideas and reflections, along with featured artist Sandra Vida, whose most recent video work, Journey, will be on exhibition.


JOURNEY JOURNEY

by Sandra Vida
October 24 – November 1, 2014 @ 12-6PM (excluding Mondays and Sundays)
Opening Reception: Friday, October 24, 2014 @ 7-9PM

This new projected video installation features as a central motif, the image of a white horse approaching the camera in an endless loop.  Overlaid on this image are constantly shifting layers of imagery gleaned from the artist’s photographs, paintings and drawings, as well as excerpts from her previous video works. The dream-like mood is enhanced by the natural sounds of wind and water, and an evocative violin tune. Creating a contemplative and immersive space, the interplay of images and sound may call up the viewer’s own dreams and reflections.


PRESENTATION: Performative Strategies in Contemporary Art PRESENTATION: Performative Strategies in Contemporary Art

October 10, 2014 @ 9PM – 11PM
EMMEDIA Screening Room – 351 11 Ave SW

Please join us for the debut performances developed through the “Performative Strategies in Contemporary Art” workshop by Andrés Galeano. The participants worked for an entire week from October 6-9 with Galeano to create a new performance for presentation on October 10.


1, 2, 3 1, 2, 3

by Andrés Galeano
Part of the M:ST Performative Art Festival
Saturday, October 4, 2014 @ 3-6PM
EMMEDIA Screening Room – 351 11 Ave SW
FREE

“1, 2, 3” is an installation-performance based on sound, Youtube video projections and one long durational action. A voice repeats “1, 2, 3″ uninterruptly. A collection of four second field recordings from different parts of the world, abruptly recorded during one year. 2700 sound tracks played randomly from a computer system. The performance lasts 3 hours and is obsessively shredded in seconds.


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
FREE

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.