The Characters: Act I The Characters: Act I

Erdem Taşdelen
Presented by Untitled Art Society in partnership with EMMEDIA

Exhibition dates:
November 2 – December 14, 2019 (Tuesday-Saturday @ 12-6PM, closed on November 9)
EMMEDIA – 2005 10 Ave SW

Opening reception:
Friday, November 1 @ 7PM

An exercise in dramaturgy and dystopian reflection, Erdem Taşdelen’s audio installation THE CHARACTERS follows the self-indulgent, at times deluded, platitude-laced, bitter, pitiful, occasionally frenetic and always mordantly humorous narratives of ten stock characters. With their defining traits taken from Theophrastus’s text and developed by the artist into scripts for voice actors, these fictional characters are recognizable, archetypal: each a distinct form whose whole being is engendered by a distillation of a single trait or set of behaviours and thoughts.

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.

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.

Cinemusic Live: Destroy All Planets Cinemusic Live: Destroy All Planets

Friday, August 16, 2019 @ 7PM – 10:30PM
Central Memorial Park – 1221 2 Street SW (behind Memorial Park Library)
Presented by EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society
Sponsored by Calgary Public Library, City of Calgary, Beltline Neighbourhoods Association and CJSW

CineMusic Live (CML) presents a live event featuring talent from over fifteen local artists and performers! Enjoy magic, music, comedy, and a final performance to re-dub and re-score a parodic re-edition of a classic Japanese kaiju monster film, Destroy All Planets.

This outdoor affair takes place in the beautiful Central Memorial Park behind Memorial Park Library. The night will open with a DJ, music from The Daring Nomads, and a magic show with James Jordan. After sundown, musicians, voice actors, and a foley artist will gather to re-dub an improvised narrative over the parodic revision of Destroy All Planets.

 This unique, one-night event filled with some of Calgary’s best, upcoming talent cannot be replicated
 so you won’t want to be miss it!

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.

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 passholders/ $12 General Admission

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
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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.