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

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!


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.


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!


Saturday, September 28, 2013 @ 8-10PM
Central Memorial Park – 1214 4th St SW

EMMEDIA will be presenting INFINITE LOOP, an outdoor multi-projection exhibition that focuses on formally abstract and looping videos. INFINITE LOOP will bring together a group of Calgary-based media artists to create a collaborative environment of moving light and sound in Central Memorial Park.


showcasing works by Donna Legault (Ottawa, ON)
Presented with TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary
Presented at EMMEDIA, #203
, 351 – 11 Ave. SW.
Exhibition runs July 12 to August 10, 2013 (Tuesday – Saturday, 12-6PM)
Opening Reception: Friday, July 12, 2013 @ 8:00PM (in conjunction with Headlights)

In this multi-sensory installation, live sound is transposed to infrasonic frequencies by a customized Pure Data program. This transformation generates visual and sonic variations through the oscillation of fine ball chains that drop from the center of multiple suspended speakers. As the chains make contact with the floor, their movements carve imprints into piles of sand. The resulting sounds mingle with those of viewers and peripheral ambient noise to create a causal loop of co-responsive activity with limitless variation. In this way, the work renders the immateriality of sound as a tangible event by silencing and reinterpreting the data of everyday life.


Presented in collaboration with TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary
Friday, July 12, 2013 @ 10PM (In conjunction with Cymatic Imprints opening reception)
EMMEDIA Parking Lot – 351 11 Ave SW

Headlights brings together media artists Carl Spencer and Teresa Tam, who will create a collaborative media art performance that responds to the mobile cinema format and its surroundings. Working under EMMEDIA’s current programming theme, Light, the artists will experiment with the many possibilities of light projections, creating an engaging visual experience.