A Thousand Words Exactly A Thousand Words Exactly

Part 1: Friday, November 27, 2009 @ 7 – 10PM
Part 2: Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 11 – 5PM
This two-day intensive workshop is designed for artists, administrators and anyone else interested in critical writing for publication. Participants should have some experience with media art or other time-based art forms and an interest in critical thinking and writing. The desire to hone your skills in a supportive setting is a must.

CRASH!: Compression Camp CRASH!: Compression Camp

Screening and discussion: November 27th @ 9PM
EMMEDIA’s 2009-2010 Program focuses on works and practices that engage in social activism, question the narrative structures commonly used in time-based media, or situate the media arts within larger community collaborations and interaction.

Narrative Explorations Narrative Explorations

Wednesday, November 25, 2009 @ 7PM
Screening of new works by Nelson Henricks and Deborah Stratman
As part of our Narrative Explorations Series, EMMEDIA presents a screening of new works by Nelson Henricks and Deborah Stratman, that explore and interrogate conventions of identity and narrative construction. This screening is presented in conjunction with “1000 Words exactly” A writing workshop by David Garneau on November 27 – 28th, 2009.


November 21st, 2009, 7:00pm
A dramatic film screening by Anne Marie Nakagawa
In an unnamed place, in an unnamed time, a man and a woman go through the motions of life, fused to each other for a reason neither of them can remember. Meandering through a withering landscape of loneliness and thread-bare self consciousness, Sand Castle is an experimental film that explores the futility of relationship and our inability to escape it. In this stark black and white world, all desires and memories are sublimated into shades of grey.

CRASHbaret CRASHbaret

November 12, 2009 @ 6-8PM
Celebrating the Collision of Art and Activism
Hot off the heels of recent creative interventions, such as the film screening of The Yes Men’s infiltration of the GO EXPO in Calgary (in 2007) and local initiatives like the Nightmare before Copenhagen action, EMMEDIA invites you to join us for an evening of lively discussion and exploration of the colliding trajectories of artistic and activist practices by Calgary artists.

Old Media Hearts New Media Old Media Hearts New Media

October 13, 2009 7:00 pm
A presentation by Alexis O’ Hara, Presented by EMMEDIA + wordfest

The Yes Men Fix the World The Yes Men Fix the World

A Political Documentary Screening
Including a talk with Xstine Cook and Grant Poier

Mastering the Contemporary Interface Mastering the Contemporary Interface

October 2, 2009 @ 7PM
A lecture and performance by Adam Tindale. Part of the EMMEDIA 2008/2009 Artist in Residence program

Kylie Minoise (Glasgow) Kylie Minoise (Glasgow)

With Guests: nR (Calgary), Hatebomb (Calgary), Ultra Bon Bon (Ponoka), Acid Attack (Red Deer) and Sleeping Village (Calgary)


September 23 -30, 2009
An Installation by Lydia Karpenko. Part of the EMMEDIA Production Access Program 2009