Spectral Illuminations II Spectral Illuminations II

A Projection Mapping Exhibition
Presented with Beakerhead and Calgary Public Library
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 @ 8-11PM
Memorial Park Library – 1221 2 St. SW
FREE Admission

Featured Artists: Audrey Burch, Michael Grills, Jacqueline Huskisson, Mat Lindenberg, Greg Marshall, Isabel Porto, Jadda Tsui, Matthew Waddell & Laura Anzola, Aran Wilkinson-Blanc, and Julian Zwack

Ten local media artists were chosen to illuminate the beautiful 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.


An EMMEDIA Members Retrospective Exhibition
Exhibition runs: July 14 – August 26, 2017 (Tues-Sat 12-6PM, Closed August 5)
Opening Reception: July 14, 2017 @ 7-11PM

EMMEDIA has been a place where media arts lives for almost 40 years! Having recently moved into our new location with two new presentation spaces, we will be featuring work by past and current members and artists, showcasing the rich history of media arts at EMMEDIA. A group exhibition will be featuring prominent members of EMMEDIA who have laid the groundwork and foundation, alongside emerging media artists that will be shaping the future of EMMEDIA. A formal screening will be presented during the opening reception featuring works from the 1980s – present, with some produced right here at EMMEDIA. We end the night with live performances by prominent audio artists in our community. The exhibition runs until August 26 with the screening available for viewing on the digital screens at EMMEDIA. Come celebrate the media arts community in our new location!


A performance by Mathew Lindenberg & Jadda Tsui
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Photo booth: 6:30 – 8:00PM | Performance: 8:30PM

Three Sisters Royal Canadian Legion #3 Branch – 834 7 St, Canmore, AB
FREE with conference registration or $25 at the door
(Admission includes dinner, Spirit of Helen Award reception, and live performances.)

Part of the UPLOAD | DOWNLOAD Media Arts Conference

YOU ARE HERE is a live audio/visual performance, occupying a middle ground between digital puppet show, short film, and multimedia play. Audience members are invited to take their photographs in a booth before the show, their faces then placed like masks onto blank characters. Via modelled figures possessing their likenesses, viewers are introduced into an alternate dimension — quiet, flat, empty, unsettling disassociation constructed from the backdrops of dreams. A live narrative constructs several short stories, loosely paralleling visuals on the screen. The show will feature a mix of predefined content, improvisation, and opportunities for subversion.

Strange Light Strange Light

An installation by Jordan Schinkel
June 21 – 24, 2017 @ 11AM – 7PM
Stride Gallery – 1006 Macleod Trail SE
Presented in partnership with Sled Island Music & Arts Festival

Hand-held flashlights are tools for sight and lucidity in otherwise unlit spaces. Strange Light is a continuous video installation that explores the contemplative yet uncertain act of searching in the dark. A single small light passes over objects and surfaces across multiple settings, glimpsing only a few ambiguous details of a larger unseen space- one that is uncannily impossible. The light invites viewers to enter the dark join the search, considering the question of what and of where.

YQMP 2017 YQMP 2017

Part of the Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival

Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 7:00 PM (Doors open at 6:30 PM)
The Plaza Theatre – 1133 Kensington Rd NW
Ticket Price: CAD $10.00 – CAD $12.00

The Youth Queer Media Program (YQMP) gives audiences the opportunity to look through the eyes of our emerging filmmakers, and gives the filmmakers the tools and resources to share their perspective. This annual program runs December – March for youth ages 16-24 and provides the time and tools to create a short film, including workshops with industry professionals in storyboarding, editing, filming, and production at EMMEDIA. The program culminates in the world premiere of the films at the Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival in May.

Animovies! 2017 Animovies! 2017

Part of the Festival of Animated Objects
Presented by Calgary Animated Objects Society and EMMEDIA
Curated by Xstine Cook

March 18, 2017 @ 1PM
Royal Canadian Legion #1 Branch (Upstairs) – 116 7 Ave SE
Tickets can be purchased at:
(EMMEDIA members and artist affiliates get 50% off ticket price! Please email for promo code.)

Explore the mad world of curious, dark, intriguing, and hilarious puppet and stop-motion films from around the world.

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

Featuring performances and films by Raylene Campbell, Grayson Cooke, Shlomi Greenspan, Mat Lindenberg & Jadda Tsui, John Osborne, Untrained Animals and Matthew Waddell
Part of the PARTICLE + WAVE Media Arts Festival
Location: Festival Hall – 1215 10th Ave SE
Saturday, February 4, 2017 @ 7:30PM – 10PM (Doors at 7PM)
Tickets: $15 in advance/$20 at the door

On the featured night of the PARTICLE + WAVE Media Arts Festival, we explore the many facets of media arts, including audio, video, animation and the use of digital interfaces and landscapes. Be immersed in media arts with live audio-visual performances, screenings and installations on a night that showcases the ever-changing technological tools and processes, and the artists who utilize them in amazingly creative ways.


A group exhibition featuring Greg Marshall, Peter Redecopp, Anna Semenoff and Trevor Van den Eijnden
Part of the PARTICLE + WAVE Media Arts Festival
Location: U-Hall, TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary – 2009 10th Ave. SW
February 4 – March 4, 2017 (closed February 18)
Gallery hours: Tues-Fri @ 11AM – 5PM, Sat @ 12PM – 5PM
FREE admission

Opening Reception: February 3, 2017 @ 8-11PM
Artist Talk: March 4, 2017 @3-4:30PM

An artifact in the digital realm; an unintended glitch or distortion that by digital processes, echoes indefinitely, rapidly branching in scale and scope, leaving the impression of artificiality. The group exhibition explores these artifacts through the ritual repetition of patterns in a digital landscape, tackling the themes of memory, relics, religion and warfare.


An installation by Tasman Richardson
Part of the PARTICLE + WAVE Media Arts Festival
Location: EMMEDIA – 351 11 Ave. SW (2nd Floor)
February 3 – 25, 2017 (closed February 18)
Gallery hours: Tues-Sat @ 12-6PM
Opening Reception: February 2, 2017 @ 7-10PM
FREE admission

Each projection loosely references the different halves of the brain; the first consisting of colour and melody, while the second focuses on monochrome textures and rhythmic noise. The images are generated using a power failure method with Atari 2600 game consoles, while the music is entirely composed from the source glitches, as a result of hundreds of carefully measured edits and the perfect synchronicity between the two channels (or faces/minds) of video. The work references themes of failure, transformation, order and temporal dualism.


An artist panel moderated by Lindsay Macdonald
With artists Peter Redecopp (Calgary), Tasman Richardson (Toronto) and Trevor Van den Eijnden (Vancouver)
Part of the PARTICLE + WAVE Media Arts Festival
Location: ICT 516, University of Calgary – 856 Campus Place NW (5th floor)
Friday, February 3, 2017 @ 1 – 3PM
FREE admission

Émile Durkheim proposed that the dichotomy between the Sacred and the Profane can serve as a basis for understanding religion. Things that are Sacred are surrounded by ritual practices, have prescribed methods for how people are meant to encounter them, and can form the basis of social structure or control. The Profane references the mundane physical world that we can know or experience through our senses. Neither is inherently good nor evil. In this panel discussion, Lindsay MacDonald, Peter Redecopp, Tasman Richardson and Trevor Van den Eijnden will examine how their work presented at PARTICLE + WAVE challenges the Sacred and the Profane dichotomy and pushes the boundary between the two.