AlterNATIVE: Workshop AlterNATIVE: Workshop

Instructor: DJ BLKFT

Presented in partnership with Indigenous Resilience in Music (IRIM)
As part of Alberta Culture Days with the support of the Government of Alberta

Saturday, September 28, 2019 @ 1-4PM
Indigenous Placemaking Space at Central Library – 800 3 St SE (4th floor)
FREE, no registration required

This workshop is an introduction to #RezHouse, a new wave of Indigenous DJ’ing and electronic music. DJ BLKFT will be sharing with the public how he shapes, combines and creates a space where electronic and RezHouse music can be enjoyed by all. Come and learn from BLKFT as he teaches us how to experience electronic music in its most authentic form at the new Central Library.

AlterNATIVE: Atsiniiksisstsii AlterNATIVE: Atsiniiksisstsii

Curated by Curtis Running Rabbit-Lefthand
Presented in partnership with Indigenous Resilience in Music
As part of Alberta Culture Days with the support of the Government of Alberta

Friday, September 27, 2019 @ 7-9PM
Glenbow Museum Theatre – 130 9 Ave SE
FREE Admission

Featuring: Intertribal Series a documentary by Trevor Solway
And performances by: Bebe BuckSkin, Wyatt C. Louis and DJ BKFT

In Blackfoot culture and many other Indigenous cultures, sharing and remembering the origins of our stories are part of the ways in which we understand, maintain, and continue building relationships with one another. Today, our stories can be told through film, music and other multimedia practices but it is the history and origins of the stories we share that continue to sustain us in reclaiming, preserving, and revitalizing our cultures as Indigenous peoples in Canada. This edition of AlterNATIVE: Atsiniiksisstsii, translating to “stories,” is a film screening and music series curated by Blackfoot artist and musician Curtis Running Rabbit-Lefthand and presented by EMMEDIA Gallery and Production Society and Indigenous Resilience in Music (IRIM), will bring to Mohkintsís (Calgary, AB) a time to learn from our origin stories from Canada’s up and coming Indigenous musicians, filmmakers, and creatives that are paving the way for Indigenous people in film, music and the arts.

Mapping Visual Illusions Mapping Visual Illusions

Mapping Visual Illusions: A Video Projection Mapping Workshop
Instructor: Jacqueline Huskisson
Presented with Calgary Public Library and Beakerhead

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Location: Memorial Park Library, 1221 2 Street SW
FREE, registration required at: https://www.beakerhead.com/events#mapping-virtual-illusions

In this introductory workshop, you’ll learn the ins and outs of projection mapping onto 3D objects! Jacqueline Huskisson will take you through a demo of MadMapper, a projection mapping software.

Spectral Illuminations IV Spectral Illuminations IV

A Projection Mapping Exhibition
Presented with Beakerhead and Calgary Public Library

Friday, September 20, 2019 @ 8-11PM
Memorial Park Library – 1221 2 St. SW
FREE Admission

Ten local media artists and collectives were chosen to illuminate the beautiful and historic Memorial Park Library with the art of projection mapping, site-specific projections that alter the appearance of the surface on which they are projected. These projections will light up and animate surfaces throughout the building, interpreting the amazing history of the first library in Calgary and Alberta. The selected artists developed their projection mapping project over the summer, having open access to EMMEDIA’s resources including equipment, facilities, and a series of projection mapping workshops.

The Ocean Inside The Ocean Inside

Eveline Kolijn

Exhibition Dates: August 2 – September 13, 2019
(Tuesday – Saturday @ 12-6PM, closed August 3 and August 31)
Opening Reception: August 2, 2019 @ 6-9PM
Closing Reception: September 13, 2019 @ 7-10PM

The Ocean Inside is an installation based on the artist’s first-hand experience of witnessing the devastating effects of climate change and other human-made environmental stresses on the coral reefs. Her interest in natural history and concern for the environment was fostered by growing up in the Carribbean during the 70’s and returning in recent years, observing both the beauty of the coral reefs and their current demise as a result of the ocean’s changing chemistry.