PROGRAMMING EVENTS

PARTICLE + WAVE 2.5 PARTICLE + WAVE 2.5

A fundraiser for the media arts
Friday, February 19, 2016 @ 7-11PM
Festival Hall – 1215 10 Ave SE
Tickets are $20 +GST at the door
Purchase early for only $15 +GST at http://particlewave2016.eventbrite.ca

On February 19, 2016, in anticipation of the 2017 iteration of the festival, we will be presenting PARTICLE + WAVE 2.5, a one-night performance and fundraiser at Festival Hall. Taking place from 7:00-11:00 pm, we will be featuring media art performances including a new performance by Halifax artist, Lisa Lipton. Fresh from her shortlist nomination for the 2015 Sobey Art Award, Lipton will be using PARTICLE + WAVE as a platform to debut her new audio-visual work, “Agonist” in collaboration with local media artist Carl Spencer. In addition, we open with Yankee Yankee (Whitney Ota) playing a live soundtrack to Aran Wilkinson-Blanc’s film “TransfiX”, and we end off the night with the super fun musical stylings of Sleepy Panther (Rita McKeough & Richard Brown).

That’s not all! Awesome door prizes will be given out throughout the night, as well as a silent auction featuring very unique items and experiences will be up for bids! This is definitely an evening not to be missed!


FELT BOOK FELT BOOK

Thursday, February 11, 2016
8:30-10:30PM (Video Screening: 9:00-10:00pm)
EMMEDIA Screening Room
FREE Admission

Curator Nina Sarnelle in attendance

The FELT BOOK is a collaborative publication featuring a collection of home remedies created by 90+ invited artists. It is inspired by the structure of Fluxus scores, YouTube tutorials and eHow articles. The works submitted may be as simple as a single sentence, while others include images, video, and web-based interactions. Each artist is asked to take on the IfNf mission statement: to explore “new ways of feeling, and ways of feeling new.” Remedies will be released individually as a year-long weekly email subscription service, and then compiled into a permanent online publication in 2016. 


AlterNATIVE: Jenny Western AlterNATIVE: Jenny Western

Thursday, January 28, 2016
Doors at 6:30PM, Screening at 7PM
EMMEDIA Screening Room – 351 11 Ave SW, 2nd Floor
FREE

EMMEDIA is excited to launch the AlterNATIVE film series, showcasing the rich landscape of works produced by Indigenous artists throughout the year. We begin the series with a program curated by Jenny Western, as part of Video Pool’s 30th anniversary, showcasing some of the collection’s earliest work by Aboriginal artists.


Critical Writing for the Media Arts Critical Writing for the Media Arts

Instructor: Justin Waddell

2-day workshop schedule:
Saturday, November 21, 2015 @ 12 – 5PM
Saturday, December 5, 2015 @ 12 – 5PM

Registration:
Workshop is free to attend but will have limited space so it is first come, first serve.
To register for the workshop, please contact us at programming@emmedia.ca or 403.263.2833.

This critical writing workshop for media arts will help introduce participants to some of the contemporary issues and debates related to the current state of art criticism as well as provide a venue for developing a kind of writing that challenges both the writer and their audience to move beyond hollow, descriptive, and often uninspiring critique. As a group, the workshops will engage texts by Yvonne Rainer, Miranda July, Jennifer Doyle, Mike Kelley, Chris Kraus, and others with the hope of exciting writers to begin to take risks, experiment, and find confidence in the value of their own experiences, thoughts, and feelings. Specific attention will be paid to writing and artworks within the field of media art however, anyone interested in conversations regarding the body, difficulty, performance, and fiction in art, should consider participating.


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.


TEXT(E)/IMAGE/BEAT TEXT(E)/IMAGE/BEAT

As part of Wordfest 2015
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 @ 7:30PM – 8:15PM
Motel, Arts Commons – 205 8 Avenue SE
FREE

Join us for a free screening of Text(e)/Image/Beat, a program of videopoetry curated by Daniel H. Dugas and Valerie LeBlanc, as part of Wordfest 2015. The program was originally commissioned by the Galerie Sans Nom, Moncton, NB for the Northrop Frye Literary Festival, March 20th to May 1st, 2015.


PULSE + WINDOWS COLLECTIVE PULSE + WINDOWS COLLECTIVE

Friday, September 25, 2015 @ 8:30-10:30PM
CENTRAL MEMORIAL PARK – 1221 2 ST SW
FREE

We’ll be activating Central Memorial Park once again with projections and media art installations! With the rise of popularity in accessible micro computer systems like Raspberry Pis or micro controllers like Arduinos, artists now have an inexpensive and flexible tool to create mini programmable systems that react with sensors and controllers. This free outdoor event will showcase nine local artists working with interactive electronics, so come out to play at PULSE during Alberta Culture Days!


Luma Launch Luma Launch

August 13, 2015 @ 8-10PM
Blank Page Studio – 1221 B Kensington Rd NW
FREE

Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers (CSIF) and EMMEDIA Gallery and Production Society are excited to celebrate the launch of our new joint publication, Luma. Merging the missions of CSIF’s Answer Print and EMMEDIA’s Handheld, Luma is a quarterly online publication that aims to expand critical dialogue about film and media art through essays, news, reviews, interviews, reflections, and photo/video essays. Luma will continue to move forward as a voice for Western Canadian filmmakers and artists, providing a much needed platform for discourse. For more information on Luma, please go to lumaquarterly.com


FRESH SHORT SHORTS FRESH SHORT SHORTS

A Collection of Canadian Video Art Coast to Coast

Wednesday, July 15, July 29, August 5, August 19, 2015 @ 9 – 10PM
Broken City Patio – 613 11 Ave SW

EMMEDIA is proud to present a summer series of outdoor screenings at the relaxing Broken City Patio, showcasing works from different media art centres coast to coast. Starting with the east coast of Halifax and ending in the west coast of Vancouver, experience a unique collection of Canadian video art from across Canada. Join us on a warm summer night as we survey contemporary and historical media artworks that experiment with the medium of video, while enjoying a refreshing pint!


TAKING, SHARING, AND THE DELUSION OF STABILITY TAKING, SHARING, AND THE DELUSION OF STABILITY

A Few Perspectives on Copyright
Presented by EMMEDIA and Sled Island
Friday, June 26, 2015 @ 3:30PM – 4:30 PM
Theatre Junction Grand (Studio) | 608 – 1 Street SW
FREE

Moderated by Peter Hemminger with panelists Craig Fahner, Heather Kai Smith, Justin Waddell and more

From the rise of mashups to the explosion of media sampling and remix culture in the digital age, issues related to copyright, creative commons and ownership continue to evolve and respond to the realities of circulation, appropriation and privatization. Featuring musicians, visual and new media artists who explore sampling and appropriation in their practices, this panel will illustrate and interrogate the participatory networks that both enable sharing and encourage taking.