PROGRAMMING EVENTS

CHIRAL EYES CHIRAL EYES

A stereo-3D installation by Willy Le Maitre (Toronto)
September 1 – October 1, 2011 @ 10AM – 5PM except Sundays and holidays
EMMEDIA Screening Room – #203, 351 – 11 Ave SW
Admission is FREE
Opening reception: Thursday, September 1, 2011 @ 6-9PM (Artist in attendance)
Artist Talk: Friday, September 2, 2011 @ 6PM

“Chiral Eyes” is a stereo-3D video installation. The dramatic narrative depicts the dual nature and internal negotiations of a polarized individual. The subject appears on-screen as two opposing versions of the same person. The viewer’s left and right eyes see isolated portrayals of the individual. While wearing polarized glasses, both views are combined to produce the stereoscopic 3d image. Viewers of the work can read the narrative in variable ways by alternatively blinking or covering either of their eyes.


EM ZINE NIGHT – August 2011 EM ZINE NIGHT – August 2011

Thursday, August 25 @ 7 – 9PM
EMMEDIA office
Admission is FREE

EMMEDIA supports independent publications and individual voice with our monthly zine nights. We have a photocopier and laser printer begging to spit out tons of independently published work. Join our monthly ZINE making nights at EMMEDIA! Come out and make your own self published magazine. Bring your favorite pen and any special supplies you may want to use, but most importantly just bring yourself! EMMEDIA provides computers for the use of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign. A scanner is available and we will show you how to make a .pdf of your zine to load and distribute online. No cost! It is FREE! Tell all your friends!


BIN 15 + Woodshedding in the Bin BIN 15 + Woodshedding in the Bin

Presented by EMMEDIA and the Calgary Folk Music Festival
Prince’s Island Park
July 21 – 24, 2011

Bin 15 is an interactive installation and audio performance work by Mark Lowe, recording percussive sounds and natural reverberations – informed by an industrious and agricultural way of life – within a modified grain bin. It’s an audio swan song to a disappearing rural life as his multidisciplinary art practice hones in on the urban-rural dichotomy and his personal city slicker vs. country hick duality. Watch Lowe and collaborators Steve Leidal and Brodie Mohninger perform 40-minute sets using the Bin 15 structure, farming implements and musical instruments, or create your own musique concrete around performance times. We will also feature “Woodshedding in the Bin” which are fun jamming sessions featuring local artists and musicians, utilizing the Bin 15. We will feature something different, whether it is an impromptu musical performance or trying out some experimental noise, we’re not afraid to be overheard.


OIL OIL

Curated by Daniel Dugas
Screening: July 12, 2011 @ 7PM
Location: EMMEDIA Screening Room

OIL is a screening of slick short videos to fuel discussion! The program, curated by Daniel Dugas, will address and explore the issues and relationships we have with oil, either politically and/or poetically. The program will be screened on July 12, 2011, which is the one-year anniversary of the capping of the BP well in the Gulf of Mexico.


EManimenteur – Noel Bégin EManimenteur – Noel Bégin

EMMEDIA is pleased to welcome Noel Bégin as our new EManimenteur for 2011! We look forward to working with Noel in the coming months to enhance and assist EMMEDIA artists in developing a deeper understanding of media arts practice. EM Members are encouraged to get in touch with Noel to develop conceptual and critical aspects of their practice, either through studio visits or project consultations. Please contact EMMEDIA at programming@emmedia.ca or 403.263.2833 to make arrangements to meet with him. Noel Begin will be with EMMEDIA till the end of October, so feel free to visit again and again!


CANOLA OIL – Compression Camp CANOLA OIL – Compression Camp

An Open Access Intensive Production Camp!
May 9 – 14, 2011
5 – 10PM

The spirit of Compression Camp is derived from the immediacy of digital media, and sets out to approximate television news networks in their ability to report on events the same day they occur. Participants are encouraged to complete production and post-production as rapidly as possible in that spirit. Works completed during a Compression Camp will be compressed and uploaded for on-line web streaming/hosting at compressioncamp.com. EMMEDIA provides creative and technical assistance and support, free of charge for all Compression Camp projects in exchange for permission to host works online.


RED ROVER RED ROVER

A screening of members’ recent short film and video projects
Presented in partnership by the Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative, EMMEDIA, and PAVED Arts
Screening: Thursday, April 28, 2011 @ 7PM
Location: EMMEDIA Screening Room (Playing at PAVED Arts in Saskatoon)


FUGITIVE VIDEO PROJECT FUGITIVE VIDEO PROJECT

Part of Fugitive Projects
Presented at the Show Us Your Shorts Festival
Thursday, April 21, 2011 @ 10AM – 5PM (on a loop)
Official screening time at 7PM (Running Time: 55:25 min.)
Artist talk with curator Jack Ryan, following the screening via Skype
Location: EMMEDIA Screening Room

Fugitive Video Project is an endeavor to assemble and disseminate a collection of video works representing diverse regions and concerns in contemporary media. It introduces audiences to a broad array of creative directions and the nuanced associations created through artist initiative and community.


Daniel Menche Daniel Menche

Saturday, January 22, 2011 at EPCOR CENTRE’s Engineered Air Theatre
Doors open 6:30pm | Show starts 7:30pm
Presented in partnership by EMMEDIA and the Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts
as part of The Epcor Centre’s Soundasaurus Festival of Media, Music and Sound.
Tickets available at the Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts

This is not the music of the masses; rather, it is the music of individuals who are adventurous enough to challenge music itself.


ART’S BIRTHDAY 2011 ART’S BIRTHDAY 2011

January 15 @ 6 – 12AM
EMMEDIA / QAS – 351 11 Ave S.W.
In collaboration with Quickdraw Animation Society, The New Gallery and the Alberta College of Art + Design
Featuring Dorkbot w/ Lia Rogers, Carl Spencer w/ Ian Birse and Laura Kavanaugh, Shelley Ouellet, Paul Woodrow, Animated Zine Night w/ Micheal Welchman, Fillou ACAD Sculpture 316 w/ Rita McKeough and many others!

Art’s Birthday has been celebrated by artists the world over, through collaborative and networked based activities that recognize the spirit of permanent creation. In celebration of this momentous occasion, EMMEDIA, in collaboration with Quickdraw Animation Society, The New Gallery, and the Alberta College of Art + Design, would like to invite you to participate in a series of generative and participatory installations that will activate spaces throughout our shared building, supporting practices that reflect and celebrate the Eternal Network of Permanent Creation.