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.

PARTICLE + WAVE Media Arts Festival PARTICLE + WAVE Media Arts Festival

February 2 – 4, 2017

EMMEDIA is proud to present the 3rd PARTICLE + WAVE Media Arts Festival, a unique 3-day event that will celebrate the critical innovation and creativity present in the media arts community. This festival will showcase an art form that by it’s very nature, is constantly evolving and growing with the integration of ever-changing technological processes. Exhibitions, installations and performances by local and national artists will be showcased in Calgary, along with a workshop and artist panel. Join us through February 2 – 4, 2017 and EMmerse yourself in media art!


GARAGE SALE: Saturday, December 10, 2016 @ 12- 6PM
CHRISTMAS PARTY: Saturday, December 10, 2016 @ 6-10PM

Come celebrate the end of an era! Next spring, EMMEDIA will be moving into fancy new digs over with our friends in Sunalta. In the meantime, help give our current home one last hurrah before the place gets boxed up for good by coming to our Christmas celebration on Saturday, December 10th!


November 24 – 27, 2016

EMMEDIA is proud to co-present Amy Lockhart as the featured artist of GIRAF 12 Festival of Independent Animation.

Amy Lockhart is a filmmaker, animator and artist. Her animations have screened at festivals nationally and internationally, including the Ann Arbor Film Festival and International Animation Festival in Hiroshima, Japan. Lockhart has received fellowship at the National Film Board of Canada and support from the Canada Council for the Arts. She has completed residencies at Calgary’s Quickdraw Animation Society, Struts Gallery, and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Drawn & Quarterly published Dirty Dishes, a book of her paintings, sculptures and drawings in 2009. She currently works and lives in Chicago.

Intersite Visual Arts Festival Intersite Visual Arts Festival

Co-presented with Alberta Printmakers, Esker Foundation, M:ST Performative Art Society, The New Gallery, Stride Gallery, TRUCK Contemporary Art and Untitled Art Society
In Partnership with Loft 112 and Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre
November 2 – 5, 2016

Intersite Visual Arts Festival (IVAF) actively engages an unsuspecting public and advocates for contemporary art practices through the decentralized presentation of exhibitions, workshops, performances and screenings outside of the traditional gallery setting.

Hugo Nadeau Hugo Nadeau

Job + Been there, done DADAt
Co-presented with M:ST 8 Festival and Le Petit Trianon


Le Petit Trianon – 104 5 St S | Lethbridge, AB

Saturday, October 1, 9:30 PM
The #1 Legion – 116 7 Ave SE | Calgary, AB

Friday, October 21, 8:30 PM


The #1 Legion, Basement – 116 7 Ave SE | Calgary, AB

Friday, October 21 – Wednesday, October 26

11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Creating artwork that mimics the structure of our social institutions, artist Hugo Nadeau comments on the contexts of these apparatuses through actions, installations, new media projects and permanent systems. Recognizing the hierarchies that exist within the local landscape, the artist comments on the instruments that are integral to the nervous system of Calgary. A self-declared “new media craftsman”, Nadeau aims to expose the various political, economic, and socio-cultural factors at play within the city. Participating in a self-organized residency in Alberta, the artist will collect footage for his video installation and corresponding performance at M:ST 8. The final project will result in three contextual video performances presented as a triptych, and another, physical performance by the artist will mimic actions from the video-based work.