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EMMEDIA’s annual screening of members’ work
December 11, 12 – 7 p.m.
EMMEDIA Screening Room

EMMEDIA supports and celebrates our members, encouraging exchange and growth while increasing awareness of members activities in our community. From electronic performances to narrative explorations the works in this screening represent the diversity of work that goes on at EMMEDIA and reflects the divergent interests of our membership.

Bin 15 Bin 15

Mark Lowe
October 13-21, 2010 @ 12 – 3PM
October 15 + October 21 @ 7PM with Mark Lowe and collaborators Brodie Mohninger and Steve Leidal
October 16 @ 12PM with the Bent Spoon Duo (Chris Dadge and Scott Munro), Eric Hamelin and Jay Crocker, and David Laing
Eau Claire Festival Market – 200 Barclay Parade SW

Bin 15 is an interactive installation and audio performance work recording percussive sounds and natural reverberations within a modified grain bin. Watch Lowe and collaborators perform 45-minute sets of musique concrete audio works inside the bin using the structure itself, farming implements and musical instruments, or create your own musique concrete.

EManimenteur – Shelley Ouellet EManimenteur – Shelley Ouellet

Book your appointment with the EManimenteur!
As a pilot project, the EManimenteur is an in-house contract residency, that interacts with staff, members, and artist-producers working on site. The role is a nurturing and inspiring one, where the resident offers critical analysis and improvement.
EMMEDIA members are invited to meet with our EManimenteur, Shelley Ouellet, to develop conceptual [...]

Once Near Water Once Near Water

Vera Frenkel (Toronto)
September 10 – 24, 2010 @ 10-5PM (Monday to Saturday)
Opening Reception: September 10 @ 7PM
EMMEDIA Screening Room

EMMEDIA is honoured to be presenting the work of renowned Canadian multidisciplinary artist Vera Frenkel, a project that carries powerful resonances to the dissonance of Calgary’s urban and natural landscape. Once Near Water: Notes from the Scaffolding Archive is a work about a city cut off from its lake, and in trouble: where scaffolding serves as metaphor for both aspiration and loss.


September 16, 2010 @ 7-9PM
The Plaza Theatre – 1133 Kensington Road NW

Sam’s Bar & Grill – 1167 Kensington Cres NW

Scholarship Program Participants: marbella anne carlos, Josh Fraser, and Yvonne Kustec
Bars ‘n’ Tone Program Participants: Andrea Mann, Alex Moon, and Murray Smith

EMMEDIA supports the innovative and challenging work of a variety of artists working in an array of genres. Each year we invite applications for our production access programs and residencies which provide recipients with production resources and mentorship. Our support to media artists extends beyond video art to encompass the exploration of diverse forms of time-based art including: installation, documentary, narrative, animation and experimental film, performance, new media, audio, and web-based projects.

Impact Statements Impact Statements

IMPACT STATEMENTS: CRASH! Anthology of Critical Texts

Featuring esssays by:

Patti Dawkins, Jennifer Johnson, Tomas Jonsson, Yasmin Karim, Jennifer McVeigh,
Karilynn Ming Ho, Grant Poier, Ohmyasin, Lia Rogers, and Kristopher Weinmann

Edited by David Garneau

Launch and Reception: Sunday, September 19th, 7 p.m.
Editor David Garneau will be in attendance

Presented in conjunction with an encore screening of Prairie Tales 12: 12-6 p.m.

Squeeeeque! AKA the improbable igloo Squeeeeque! AKA the improbable igloo

July 22-25 2010
Alexis O’Hara (Montreal)
Calgary Folk Music Festival
Presented as part of the Calgary Folk Music Festival, Alexis O’Hara’s installation offers an opportunity for experimental folk dissonance.
Installed outdoors in a park setting, the amplified inward – facing speaker cabinets, assembled in the shape of a dome. The structure gains integrity as it is built higher, the [...]

EMMEDIA Summer Media Arts Camp EMMEDIA Summer Media Arts Camp

FOR AGES 13 – 17

JULY 26 – 30, 2010
AUG 23 – 27, 2010
9AM – 4PM
COST: $250 + GST

Participants will enjoy 5 days of fun and creativity through various forms of expression – narrative, documentary, experimental, public service announcements, audio/radio and web. Groups will leave with short original media arts work.

Rex vs. Singh Rex vs. Singh

August 27, 2010 7 – 9 p.m.
John Greyson (Toronto), Ali Kazimi (Toronto), Richard Fung (Toronto)
EMMEDIA Screening Room
Rex vs. Singh trailer
EMMEDIA presents this innovative collaborative video that draws out a little-known yet contentious narrative in Canada’s history. In 1915, two Sikh mill-workers, Dalip Singh
and Naina Singh, were entrapped by undercover police in Vancouver and accused of [...]

Prairie Tales 12 Prairie Tales 12

Friday, June 25th, 2010
7:00 PM
Plaza Theatre – 1133 Kensington Road NW
As part of the Sled Island Film Festival

Presented by Metro Cinema and the Alberta Media Arts Alliance Society (AMAAS)
with the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers (CSIF), EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society and Quickdraw Animation Society (QAS)

Each year, Prairie Tales gathers a selection of some of the best short works made by Albertan media artists during the preceding eighteen months and assembles a feature-length showcase for their exhibition. Prairie Tales’ twelfth annual program consists of fourteen live-action, animated and experimental works.