PROGRAMMING EVENTS

DEEP WEBSITE DEEP WEBSITE

A live multi-channel video and musical performance by Craig Fahner and Matthew Waddell
Presented at Sled Island
Saturday, June 23 @ 6:25 – 6:45PM
Studio Bell, Performance Hall – 850 4 St SE
Tickets: $22 or FREE with Sled Island pass

Beyond the firewall a virtual paradise expands into the horizon. This place, known as DEEP WEBSITE is where lonely pleasures and infinite bandwidth merge. Links fornicate under a seductive laptop glow, drawing your gaze deeper into the endless cavity of kitty pics and 3D muscle bulge. The things you came looking for slowly dissolve as the hours pass and the mind softens. Fortunately browsing history vanishes once you resurface, leaving you with only a hazy memory of the foul clicks and regretful pixels that passed through your once innocent eyes.


FALL/FLOW FALL/FLOW

Sandra Vida
June 1 – 29, 2018 | EMMEDIA Screening Room – 2005 10 Ave SW
Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday @ 12-6PM
Opening Reception: June 1, 2018 @ 7-10PM

Sandra Vida’s new video installation FALL/FLOW grows out of a previous series of works in which the artist explored life’s thresholds, transitions, and passages. This new work continues the idea of integrating the viewer within the video image, conjuring up the experience of immersion in the natural world. Viewers pass through beaded “screens” alive with softly descending images that invoke both the tranquility and fragility of the element of water. A range of metaphorical associations are invoked and welcomed in a subtle way through faintly seen text incorporated throughout the changing montage of imagery. Evocative sound suggests human voices expressing emotional longing and spiritual promise.


Logical Conclusion Logical Conclusion

Kathryn Blair
June 1-29, 2018 | EMMEDIA Gallery – 2005 10 Ave SW
Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday @ 12-6PM
Opening Reception: June 1, 2018 @ 7-10PM

Logical Conclusion is a collection of logic puzzles, which follow the logic of real algorithms that are being used to make decisions about people, from Trust Scores that the Chinese government is issuing to its citizens, to the Facebook news feed algorithm. Step into this school for young algorithms and see how they “think” by completing the puzzles for yourself. Each one is accompanied by an illustration – as though it were part of an elementary school primer. Read the puzzles, then move the pieces (statements which make up each premise) around, eliminating repeated elements as you go, creating a logical chain to lead you to the “correct” conclusion, given that all the statements must be taken as fact. At least as far as the computer is concerned. Do you think the first-order logic behind these puzzles, which mirrors the first order logic used by computers, leads to logical conclusions?


DEEPBEING.ZIP DEEPBEING.ZIP

A Performative Lecture with Jeremy Bailey
Location: EMMEDIA Screening Room – 2005 10 Ave SW
Date: March 3, 2018
Time: 2-4PM
FREE admission

Famous New Media Artist Jeremy Bailey (Toronto) will be performing a lecture to close the exhibition “The Channelers” at EMMEDIA.

We are living alone together in the age of acceleration driven by an attention economy that skims the shallows of our limited attention spans. We need a way to decompress. Jeremy Bailey will demonstrate new decompression software anyone can use to transform their most trivial experiences into vast oceans of meditative contemplation.


We Dream in Glitches We Dream in Glitches

Screening Program
Location: Nur Box Theatre – 1721 29th Ave SW (Located in cSPACE King Edward, 2nd Floor)
Dates: February 1 – 28, 2018
Time: Monday – Saturday @ 8AM – 8PM

Through the films of artists around the world, we explore isolated landscapes of visual spectacles, both nostalgic and strange. Encounter sleepless minds dreaming of soaring golf balls to dancing Egyptian Geese, as we fall into a trance through fragments of a distorted dream. An excerpt of the screening program will screen for the entire month of February at Nur Box Theatre.


The Channelers The Channelers

A group exhibition curated by Lauren Marsden & Maria Fedorova (Vancouver)
Part of the PARTICLE + WAVE Media Arts Festival

Featuring works by Jeremy Bailey (Canada), Philip Huang (USA), Lorna Mills (Canada), Yoshi Sodeoka (USA/Japan), Sydney Southam (Canada), Rodell Warner (Trinidad & Tobago)

Location: EMMEDIA Gallery – 2005 10 Ave SW
February 2 – March 3, 2018 (Gallery hours: Tues-Sat 12-6PM, closed on Feb 17)
Curator’s Talk: February 2, 2018 @ 5-7PM
Opening Reception: February 2, 2018 @ 7-10PM
FREE admission

As a physical extension of Decoy Magazine’s ongoing series of digital art commissions, Bcc:, The Channelers showcases six artists who employ everyday digital materials and platforms such as Instagram, animated GIFs, YouTube videos, memes, banner ads, and online archives as channels for artistic expression. This exhibition involves the physical presentation of a compilation of digital artworks, which come in the form of a .jpg, .gif, .mp4, .mp3 or any other digital file small enough to be transferred swiftly and broadly. Taking Hito Steyerl’s 2009 essay In Defense of the Poor Image as a departure point, this exhibition will explore the importance of file size, resolution, and self-determined distribution channels across post-colonial, feminist, queer, and anti-censorship contexts.


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

Date: February 3, 2018
Location: Festival Hall – 1215 10th Ave SE
Saturday, February 3, 2018 @ 8:30PM – 10:30PM (Doors at 8PM)
Tickets: $15 in advance at: https://particlewave.eventbrite.ca
$20 at the door
Featuring:

Performances by Aran Wilkinson-Blanc & Sabrina Naz Comanescu (Calgary), Martín Rodríguez (Montreal), and Matthew Waddell & Craig Fahner (Calgary)
Interactive Installation by Mat Lindenberg (Calgary)

On the feature night of the PARTICLE + WAVE Media Arts Festival, we explore the many facets of media arts, including audio, video, animation and the use of digital interfaces and landscapes. Be immersed in media arts with live audio-visual performances incorporating dance, radio frequencies and the weird deep web, or experience an interactive installation in the lobby that utilizes your body in the creation and destruction of a strange world. This is a night that showcases the ever-changing technological tools and processes, and the artists who utilize them in amazingly creative ways.


We Dream in Glitches We Dream in Glitches

Screening Program
Part of the PARTICLE + WAVE Media Arts Festival

Date: February 1, 2018
Location: EMMEDIA Screening Room – 2005 10 Ave SW
Doors @ 7:00PM, Screening @ 7:30PM
FREE Admission

Featuring works by Charlotte Clermont (Montreal), Nikita Diakur (Germany), Zachary Finkelstein (Toronto), Rakel Jonsdottir (Iceland), Kendra Lohr (USA), Alice Saey (France), Aristo Vopenka (Belgium), and Taryn Ward (USA)

Through the films of artists around the world, we explore isolated landscapes of visual spectacles, both nostalgic and strange. Encounter sleepless minds dreaming of soaring golf balls to dancing Egyptian Geese, as we fall into a trance through fragments of a distorted dream.


PARTICLE + WAVE Media Arts Festival 2018 PARTICLE + WAVE Media Arts Festival 2018

February 1 – 3, 2018

EMMEDIA is proud to present the 4th 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. Join us through February 1 – 3, 2018 and EMmerse yourself in media art!


Femme Film 2017 Femme Film 2017

Infiltrating and Dismantling Dominant Narratives:
The Manifestation of Intersectionality in Modern Feminist Shorts

Curated by Amanda Foote & Ami Kenzo
Presented by EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society
Part of Femme Wave Feminist Music & Arts Festival’s Femme Film series

November 17, 2017
Panel: 6:15PM – 7:00PM
Screening (on a loop): 7:00PM – 9:00PM

The feminist landscape in Calgary has been shaped by many forces. As filmmakers working from a specific feminist lens there are heavy responsibilities to share and much work to be done. Today’s feminist filmmakers have inherited a legacy of triumph but also challenges. These challenges, which have defined the modern feminist movement, range from topics exploring inclusion, access, and intersectionality. Tonight’s programming celebrates the women engaging in the revolutionary act of activism to induce change through the art of storytelling. Each piece addresses by means of unique visuals, voice and perspectives concepts relating to identity, space, representation and narrative control.