FEATURE SLIDER

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.


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.


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.


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.