PROGRAMMING EVENTS

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Metalized Precipitation, Seven Billion Individual Diamonds of Untenable

February 4 – 28, 2015 (Gallery hours: Tues-Sat 12-6PM)
EMMEDIA – 351 11 Ave SW
FREE admission

“Metalized Precipitation, Seven Billion Individual Diamonds of Untenable” is the third in a series of large, multi-projector, installation works. More than a dozen diapositive film slides of locations around Calgary are projected on a large wall, appearing as a strange but plausible diorama.


PARTICLE + WAVE MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL 2015 PARTICLE + WAVE MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL 2015

February 4-8, 2015

EMMEDIA is proud to present the 2nd PARTICLE + WAVE Media Arts Festival, a unique 5-day event that will celebrate the critical innovation and creativity present in the media arts community. This festival will showcase an art form that by it’s very nature, is constantly evolving and growing with the integration of everchanging technological processes. Exhibitions, installations and performances by local and national artists will be showcased in Calgary, along with a screening, workshop and artist talks. Join us through February 4-8, 2015 and EMmerse yourself in media art!


Art’s Birthday 2015 Art’s Birthday 2015

Saturday, January 17, 2015 @ 8PM – Late
CommunityWise Resource Centre
223 12th Avenue SW
FREE

EMMEDIA, together with M:ST celebrates the 1,000,052 birthday of Art! Join us at the CommunityWise Resource Centre and be part of the birthday festivities! We will have our own version of karaoke developed by artist Craig Fahner and as always, we will be blowing out the candles on Art’s 1,000,052 birthday cake!


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A GIF exhibition by Brandon Blommaert
November 15 – November 30, 2014
Globe Cinema Lobby – 617 8th Ave SW
FREE

Brandon has worked with the simple Graphic Interchange Format (GIF) system to create captivating animations that are just a few seconds long. The work exhibited spans from 2009 to 2012, and has constantly evolved to become complex yet simple animations that makes the viewer relish every detail. Visit the Globe Cinema before or during GIRAF to check out Brandon Blommaert’s animated GIF works displayed in the lobby.


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.