CSIF’s Secret Cinema: EMMEDIA edition CSIF’s Secret Cinema: EMMEDIA edition

Curated by Bryce Maruk
Wednesday, August 16, 2016 @ 9PM
CommunityWise Resource Centre Courtyard – 223 12 Ave SW
Free Admission*

In 1997, the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers (CSIF) inherited a library of over 2,000 celluloid films from the Calgary Public Library, and every month in the summer we invite a member to curate a screening and give a short Q + A. The screenings are held outdoors in a cozy courtyard at sundown, and sometimes feature surprise musical guests. The only catch is that for copyright reasons we can’t disclose the name of the film until you see it… Come out and get in on the secret!

*Due to the very small capacity of the courtyard, please be sure to come early to secure a seat!

Doppelganger + TEMPLE Doppelganger + TEMPLE

Live Performances by Tasman Richardson
Presented with Sled Island Visual Art + Theatre Junction GRAND

Saturday, June 25, 2016 @ 6PM (Doors at 5PM)
Theatre Junction GRAND – 608 1 St SW

Tickets: $25 (Includes performances by Dawn of Midi, Circuit des Yeux and artist Jeneen Frei Njootli)
Sled Island Passholders get in FREE (Subject to capactiy)

Doppelganger is a live dual projection performance using manually warped time markers in addition to regular cuts, it induces a sensation of doubt and deception, through manipulations in temporal continuity. Sources evolve from mirror reflections in cinema to recording errors in VHS, to complete signal failure and pulsing erratic noise, each layer rending the veils of simulation. In Temple, the performer has replaced the shaman/priest, and the screen/sound has replaced the performer. Pulling from the cultural dictionary of cinematic micro phrases to deliver a ceremonial edit of sigils and signs. In this post-faith, post-flesh world, our spectacular séance will weave recorded media (aka the power of the dead) into a spastic orgy of cut ups.


A workshop with Tasman Richardson

Date: Friday, June 24, 2016
Time: 1-5PM
Location: EMMEDIA Screening Room – 351 11 Ave SW, 2nd Floor
FREE (Limited seats, registration required)

Tired of using video as a poor substitute for film?
 Think the tired parade of derivative cinema should be tossed on the fire? 
Want to attack the spectacle with it’s own arsenal? Together we will observe, practice, and understand the Jawa Method as founded in 1996 by Tasman Richardson, taught by Tasman Richardson in person.


An installation by Sandra Vida

Exhibition: May 19 – June 18, 2016 @ 12-6PM (Closed on May 21, Sundays and Mondays)
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 19, 2016 @ 7-10PM
Artist Talk: Saturday, May 28, 2016 @ 2-4PM
EMMEDIA – 351 11 Ave SW, 2nd Floor
FREE Admission

In Sandra Vida’s most recent video work, Journey, she explored the notion of perseverance through obstacles, and the recuperative power of disrupting the flow of time through repetition and looping images. She invited viewers to empathetically partake in this experience through large-scale projected images. Portal takes these themes one step further in the creation of a scenario in which the viewer literally passes through the video image, projected on a series of walls or veils. The piece explores the fertility of the “liminal space” or threshold, the place of transition: a chance for the viewer to linger between a previous way of structuring time, awareness, even identity, and moving forward into a new or different path.