A performance by Mathew Lindenberg & Jadda Tsui
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Photo booth: 6:30 – 8:00PM | Performance: 8:30PM

Three Sisters Royal Canadian Legion #3 Branch – 834 7 St, Canmore, AB
FREE with conference registration or $25 at the door
(Admission includes dinner, Spirit of Helen Award reception, and live performances.)

Part of the UPLOAD | DOWNLOAD Media Arts Conference

YOU ARE HERE is a live audio/visual performance, occupying a middle ground between digital puppet show, short film, and multimedia play. Audience members are invited to take their photographs in a booth before the show, their faces then placed like masks onto blank characters. Via modelled figures possessing their likenesses, viewers are introduced into an alternate dimension — quiet, flat, empty, unsettling disassociation constructed from the backdrops of dreams. A live narrative constructs several short stories, loosely paralleling visuals on the screen. The show will feature a mix of predefined content, improvisation, and opportunities for subversion.

Strange Light Strange Light

An installation by Jordan Schinkel
June 21 – 24, 2017 @ 11AM – 7PM
Stride Gallery – 1006 Macleod Trail SE
Presented in partnership with Sled Island Music & Arts Festival

Hand-held flashlights are tools for sight and lucidity in otherwise unlit spaces. Strange Light is a continuous video installation that explores the contemplative yet uncertain act of searching in the dark. A single small light passes over objects and surfaces across multiple settings, glimpsing only a few ambiguous details of a larger unseen space- one that is uncannily impossible. The light invites viewers to enter the dark join the search, considering the question of what and of where.

YQMP 2017 YQMP 2017

Part of the Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival

Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 7:00 PM (Doors open at 6:30 PM)
The Plaza Theatre – 1133 Kensington Rd NW
Ticket Price: CAD $10.00 – CAD $12.00

The Youth Queer Media Program (YQMP) gives audiences the opportunity to look through the eyes of our emerging filmmakers, and gives the filmmakers the tools and resources to share their perspective. This annual program runs December – March for youth ages 16-24 and provides the time and tools to create a short film, including workshops with industry professionals in storyboarding, editing, filming, and production at EMMEDIA. The program culminates in the world premiere of the films at the Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival in May.