PROGRAMMING EVENTS

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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.


AlterNATIVE: Danielle Black AlterNATIVE: Danielle Black

A Celebration of 2-Spirit and IndigiQUEERS Through Film and Performance
Curated by Danielle Black/Sui Taa Kii of the Treaty 7 Film Collective
Presented by EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society
Part of Elephant Artist Relief’s Umbrella Visual Arts Conference 3

Friday, September 29, 2017 @ 7-9PM
West Village Theatre – 2007 10 Ave SW (Back alley entrance)
Free admission, registration required at: uvac3.eventbrite.ca

EMMEDIA is proud to present “A Celebration of Two-Spirit and Indigiqueers through Film and Performance” as part of the AlterNATIVE Indigenous FIlm Series, which showcases the rich landscape of works produced by Indigenous artists throughout the year. This edition is curated by Danielle Black/Sui Taa Kii of the Treaty 7 Film Collective and presented as part of Elephant Artist Relief’s Umbrella Visual Arts Conference.


Spectral Illuminations II Spectral Illuminations II

A Projection Mapping Exhibition
Presented with Beakerhead and Calgary Public Library
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 @ 8-11PM
Memorial Park Library – 1221 2 St. SW
FREE Admission

Featured Artists: Audrey Burch, Michael Grills, Jacqueline Huskisson, Mat Lindenberg, Greg Marshall, Isabel Porto, Jadda Tsui, Matthew Waddell & Laura Anzola, Aran Wilkinson-Blanc, and Julian Zwack

Ten local media artists were chosen to illuminate the beautiful 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.


OUTPUT-INPUT OUTPUT-INPUT

An EMMEDIA Members Retrospective Exhibition
Exhibition runs: July 14 – August 26, 2017 (Tues-Sat 12-6PM, Closed August 5)
Opening Reception: July 14, 2017 @ 7-11PM

EMMEDIA has been a place where media arts lives for almost 40 years! Having recently moved into our new location with two new presentation spaces, we will be featuring work by past and current members and artists, showcasing the rich history of media arts at EMMEDIA. A group exhibition will be featuring prominent members of EMMEDIA who have laid the groundwork and foundation, alongside emerging media artists that will be shaping the future of EMMEDIA. A formal screening will be presented during the opening reception featuring works from the 1980s – present, with some produced right here at EMMEDIA. We end the night with live performances by prominent audio artists in our community. The exhibition runs until August 26 with the screening available for viewing on the digital screens at EMMEDIA. Come celebrate the media arts community in our new location!