PROGRAMMING EVENTS

CineMusic Live: Thunderbirds CineMusic Live: Thunderbirds

Presented by EMMEDIA & Sled Island Visual Art
Part of the Sled Island Music & Arts Festival

Sunday, June 23, 2019 @ 12:30 – 1PM
Globe Cinema – 617 8 Ave SW
FREE for Sled Island pass holders

Enjoy CineMusic Live as they re-dub and rescore the classic television series, Thunderbirds. CineMusic Live features local musicians, comedians and foley artists reimagining freshly revised, public-domain films. By bringing together different artistic disciplines in a live, improvised session, CineMusic Live promises you an entirely new and unpredictable experience.


Youth Queer Media Program 2019 Youth Queer Media Program 2019

Presented by Calgary Queer Arts Society & EMMEDIA
Part of the Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival

Friday, May 31, 2019 @ 7-8:30PM
Calgary Central Library (Performance Hall) – 800 3 St SE
Tickets: $15/$10

This year’s Youth Queer Media Program gives you the opportunity to look through the eyes of our emerging filmmakers, seeing what life looks like from their point of view. This year, the films include original music and animation, with a unique perspective on queer identity in a contemporary world, these filmmakers will make you see and think in new ways. Come champion young filmmakers at their world premiere!


Animovies! 2019 Animovies! 2019

Presented by CAOS and EMMEDIA
Part of the International Festival of Animated Objects

Saturday, March 16, 2019 @ 4:30PM
Calgary Central Library (Meeting Room 14) – 800 3 St SE
$10.35 Admission

When watching science fiction films, our future tends to look bleak, conveying the negative impact that humans have with the world. This often makes one question the good in humanity, and in our role here on Earth. Curated by Regina filmmaker Janine Windolph, this fascinating and entertaining program of shorts from around the world uses stop-motion, puppetry, and animated objects to explore the human condition in relation with the land, the environment and space. This curated screening was created through EMMEDIA’s Homegrown Curatorial Program.


PARTICLE + WAVE: Feature Night 2019 PARTICLE + WAVE: Feature Night 2019

Location: Festival Hall – 1215 10th Ave SE
Time: 8:30PM – 10:30PM (Doors at 8PM)
Tickets: $15 in advance/ $20 at the door
Purchase tickets at: www.showpass.com/particlewave2019

Performances by ev/jv (Evelyn Delgado & Jeff Read, Edmonton), Manufacturing Entertainment (Julie Gendron & Emma Hendrix, Winnipeg) and SNLPNTR (Kaely Dekker, Calgary)
Interactive Installation by Quartet in Transit (Jack Michielsen & Teresa Tam, Calgary)

On the feature night of PARTICLE + WAVE, we explore the many facets of media arts, including audio, video, animation and digital interfaces. Be immersed in media arts with performances incorporating projections and soundscapes that are mixed live before your eyes. Experience an interactive installation in the lobby that gives you a chance to try out a vacation destination if only for a brief moment. This is a night that showcases the ever-changing technological tools and processes, and the artists who utilize them in amazingly creative ways.


Pillar to Post Pillar to Post

Nick Heer & Alex Moon

Location: EMMEDIA Gallery – 2005 10 Ave SW
February 1 – March 2, 2019 (Gallery hours: Tues-Sat 12-6PM, closed on Feb 16)
Opening Reception: February 1, 2019 @ 7-10PM
FREE admission

An installation exploring the insidious corruptibility of our material and personal relationships through the internet. We communicate haphazardly, moving from pillar to post, through cables and oscillations. The desire of connecting to each other being the very thing driving us apart. An inquisition about connectedness in the cold monolithic spheres of data.


a quiet flamenco a quiet flamenco

Rosanna Terracciano

Location: EMMEDIA Gallery – 2005 10 Ave SW
February 1 – March 2, 2019 (Gallery hours: Tues-Sat 12-6PM, closed on Feb 16)
Durational Performance: Saturdays @ 2-4PM (except Feb 16)
Opening Reception: February 1, 2019 @ 7-10PM (Durational Performance @ 8-9PM)
FREE admission

“a quiet flamenco” exposes the introverted and vulnerable aspects of flamenco dance through interlapping/contrasting/complementing/experimenting works in sound and film. It is an immersive sensory experience, which makes space, opens space and allows space for perhaps unexpected variations of flamenco expression.


PARTICLE + WAVE: Screening Program PARTICLE + WAVE: Screening Program

Location: Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers Flex Space – #100, 1725 – 10 Ave SW (Back Alley Entrance)
Doors @ 7PM, Screening @ 7:30PM
FREE admission

Featuring works by APOTROPIA (Italy), Alex Ateah (Winnipeg), Tommy Becker (USA), FOONYAP (Calgary), Patrick Jenkins (Toronto), Marianna Mihorat (USA), Carol Nguyen (Toronto), Eileen O’Meara (USA), and Hiroya Sakurai (Japan)

We are proud to present this year’s screening program for PARTICLE + WAVE that features filmmakers from around the world that experiment with narratives, mediums and personal perspectives. Each work defies convention and are innovative and unique in the way they tell a story and/or how the work was created. Having received over 200 submissions this year, we chose ten short films that explores the human connection through visual poetry, archive footage, personal memories and a sex hotline.


PARTICLE + WAVE Media Arts Festival 2019 PARTICLE + WAVE Media Arts Festival 2019

January 31 – February 2, 2019

EMMEDIA is proud to present the 5th 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.


Rita McKeough: Works – Book Launch Rita McKeough: Works – Book Launch

Published by EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society, TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary, and M:ST Performative Art Festival
Edited by Diana Sherlock
A publication launch featuring performances from emerging artists

Wednesday, October 4, 2018 / Doors at 6:00pm
Royal Canadian Legion #1 – 116 7 Ave SE
FREE Admission

Join us to celebrate the launch of our forthcoming publication celebrating the career of prolific Calgary artist Rita McKeough, that will be available in November 2018. The evening presents a conversation between Diana Sherlock and Rita McKeough as well as reading by Dr. Jeanne Randolph. Randolph will be presenting a special reading of Dr. Doolittle’s Death Diary, a text included in the publication. The evening also includes performances by Jaime McDonald + Signy Holm, NIK, and Toni Cormier. Light refreshments will be available.


Ideational Apraxia Ideational Apraxia

Kerry Maguire & Gwen Morgan
Part of M:ST Performative Art Festival

Exhibition Dates: October 2 – November 3, 2018
EMMEDIA Screening Room
Gallery Hours: Tuesdays – Saturdays @ 12-6PM (Closed October 6 for Thanksgiving)
Performance: Tuesday, October 2 @ 8:00 PM

Ideational Apraxia is a collaborative video and performative artwork in which the artists, as their abjectly cartoon­ish housewife alter egos, take to home economics and moments of domes­tic leisure in ways that promise to be wrong, botching each task as a means towards generative thinking and doing.