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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.


LIVE VIDEO PERFORMANCE: A VJ WORKSHOP LIVE VIDEO PERFORMANCE: A VJ WORKSHOP

Instructor – Christopher Payne

DATE + TIME:
Part 1: September 24, 2014 @ 6-9PM
Part 2: September 27, 2014 @ 4-7PM
Performance: September 27, 2014 @ 7-10PM

Learn how to create responsive, interactive, VJ performances, using control surfaces, and other performance tools.


INTRO TO VIDEO PRODUCTION INTRO TO VIDEO PRODUCTION

October 18 + 19, 2014 @ 1-6PM
Instructor – Phil Bowen

This workshop teaches you the basics of production; from the camera to lighting, sound, and the process of setting up a shoot. Participants will learn the basics of using production equipment available at EMMEDIA including cameras, lighting and sound recording gear.


INTRO TO RASPBERRY PI INTRO TO RASPBERRY PI

Saturday, September 13, 2014 @ 12:30PM – 4:30PM
Instructor: Paul Robert (EMMEDIA’s 2013/14 Artist in Residence)

Introduction to using Raspberry Pi, a tiny computer for driving display devices and providing computation at low cost, space, and power.


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!