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PARTICLE + WAVE Media Arts Festival 2020 PARTICLE + WAVE Media Arts Festival 2020

January 30 – February 1, 2020

EMMEDIA is proud to present the 6th PARTICLE + WAVE Media Arts Festival, a unique 3-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 ever-changing technological processes. Screenings, installations and live performances by local, national and international artists will be showcased in Calgary.

Special thanks to this year’s sponsors and partners:

Redphone Inc.
Alberta Media Arts Alliance Society
Cold Garden Beverage Company
Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers


PARTICLE + WAVE 2020: Feature Night PARTICLE + WAVE 2020: Feature Night

Location: Festival Hall – 1215 10th Ave SE
Saturday, February 1, 2020
Time: 7PM – 9:30PM (Doors at 6:30PM)
Tickets: $15 in advance/ $20 at the door
Purchase at: showpass.com/particlewave2020

Featuring performances by Matthieu Hallé (Ottawa) & Chris Dadge (Calgary), Mat Lindenberg (Seattle/Banff), Tasman Richardson (Toronto) and a film installation by Dawn George (Halifax).

On the feature night of PARTICLE + WAVE, we explore the many facets of media arts, including film, audio, video, animation and digital interfaces. Be immersed in media arts with performances incorporating projections and soundscapes mixed live before your eyes or take part in an interactive gameshow where you are the live audience. This is a night that showcases the ever-changing technological tools and processes, and the artists who utilize them in amazingly creative ways.


PARTICLE + WAVE 2020: Screening Program PARTICLE + WAVE 2020: Screening Program

Thursday, January 30, 2020
Location: Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers – #100, 1725 10 Ave SW (Back Alley Entrance)
Time: 7:30 – 9PM (Doors at 7PM)
FREE Admission

EMMEDIA is proud to present this year’s screening program for PARTICLE + WAVE that features filmmakers from across Canada and around the world that experiment with narratives, mediums and perspectives. This year’s program explores the intimate connection between our personal relationships within foreign and familiar, natural and man-made landscapes.


PARTICLE + WAVE 2020: Exhibition PARTICLE + WAVE 2020: Exhibition

Location: EMMEDIA Gallery – 2005 10 Ave SW
Exhibition Dates: January 31 – February 29, 2020 (Closed Sundays, Mondays and February 15)
Gallery hours: 12 – 6PM
Opening Reception: January 31, 2020 @ 7-10PM
FREE Admission

Featuring works by Laura Anzola (Calgary), Brad Necyk (Edmonton), and Aran Wilkinson-Blanc (Calgary).

The PARTICLE + WAVE group exhibition features Albertan artists that utilize television screens and monitors in different ways, to question our current relationships with social media, our understanding of visible and invisible borders, and feelings of “solastalgia” as we enter an unpredictable future.


PARTICLE + WAVE 2020: Afterparty PARTICLE + WAVE 2020: Afterparty

Location: Cold Garden – 1100 11 St SE
Saturday, February 1, 2020
Time: 10PM – 12AM (Doors at 9:30PM)
FREE Admission

Featuring performances by Notfortheireyes (Edmonton), Markov (Calgary) and HomeSick (Calgary).

Come grab a pint and celebrate the last night of PARTICLE + WAVE, while enjoying a live media art performance and mingling with the festival artists!