Date: February 6 + 7, 2015
Time: 8PM – 1AM
Location: Festival Hall – 1215 10th Ave SE
Admission: FREE with admission to PARTICLE or WAVE

An exhibition of installations by emerging media artistsCarlin Brown, Christopher Donovan and Maeve Orlady..

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An artist panel moderated by Lindsay MacDonald with artists Craig Fahner, Gary James Joynes, and Tasman Richardson
Location: Room ICT 516, Information and Communications Technologies building (ICT)
University of Calgary
856 Campus Place NW
Time: 1 – 2:30PM
FREE admission

When we consider the meaning behind the name Particle + Wave, we consider the tangible and intangible. In this panel discussion, we will examine a possibility in between the two: How can sound create something tangible? Does sound follow form or does form follow sound? We will investigate the transformative power of sound in sculpture, video and performance to shape aesthetic experience. Tasman Richardson, Gary James Joynes and Craig Fahner will discuss their ideas about how sound can take on weight and shape, and how sound is positioned in their work. 


Date: Thursday, February 5, 2015
Time: Artist Talk 2:30-4PM / Screening 7-9PM
Location: Stanford Perrott Lecture Theatre (Alberta College of Art + Design) – 1407 14th Ave NW
FREE admission

Tasman Richardson’s work focuses on entropy, tele-presence, appropriation, synesthesia and JAWA editing (a style he originated in 1996), in which musical composition and narratives are created entirely from video cut ups. He is best known for his critically acclaimed solo installation Necropolis at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art which earned him a place on Bruce Mau’s list of 21st century Canadian Icons. He recently premiered his collaborative performance Hydra at Elektra 14, exhibited his Joan of Arc inspired video rose window Memorial in Paris across the street from the actual rose window, and presented a solo exhibition of lenticular printed decaying VHS portraits at Neubacher Shor Contemporary in Toronto. For more information, go to:

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Metalized Precipitation, Seven Billion Individual Diamonds of Untenable

February 4 – 28, 2015 (Gallery hours: Tues-Sat 12-6PM)
EMMEDIA – 351 11 Ave SW
FREE admission

“Metalized Precipitation, Seven Billion Individual Diamonds of Untenable” is the third in a series of large, multi-projector, installation works. More than a dozen diapositive film slides of locations around Calgary are projected on a large wall, appearing as a strange but plausible diorama.


February 4-8, 2015

EMMEDIA is proud to present the 2nd PARTICLE + WAVE Media Arts Festival, a unique 5-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 everchanging technological processes. Exhibitions, installations and performances by local and national artists will be showcased in Calgary, along with a screening, workshop and artist talks. Join us through February 4-8, 2015 and EMmerse yourself in media art!

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Art’s Birthday 2015 Art’s Birthday 2015

Saturday, January 17, 2015 @ 8PM – Late
CommunityWise Resource Centre
223 12th Avenue SW

EMMEDIA, together with M:ST celebrates the 1,000,052 birthday of Art! Join us at the CommunityWise Resource Centre and be part of the birthday festivities! We will have our own version of karaoke developed by artist Craig Fahner and as always, we will be blowing out the candles on Art’s 1,000,052 birthday cake!


A GIF exhibition by Brandon Blommaert
November 15 – November 30, 2014
Globe Cinema Lobby – 617 8th Ave SW

Brandon has worked with the simple Graphic Interchange Format (GIF) system to create captivating animations that are just a few seconds long. The work exhibited spans from 2009 to 2012, and has constantly evolved to become complex yet simple animations that makes the viewer relish every detail. Visit the Globe Cinema before or during GIRAF to check out Brandon Blommaert’s animated GIF works displayed in the lobby.


A Panel Discussion
Saturday, November 1, 2014 @ 2 – 4PM
EMMEDIA Screening Room – 351 11 Ave SW

The work of women artists today has been impacted by the evolving history of feminist thought as well as its contemporary social context. How do women artists now construct their identity, social role, sexuality, and place in the world through their work? How does their work reflect their response to life’s passages, changes and challenges?

In a free-ranging discussion moderated by Mireille Perron, fellow artists Andrea Mann and Shelley Ouellet will offer excerpts from their work, ideas and reflections, along with featured artist Sandra Vida, whose most recent video work, Journey, will be on exhibition.


by Sandra Vida
October 24 – November 1, 2014 @ 12-6PM (excluding Mondays and Sundays)
Opening Reception: Friday, October 24, 2014 @ 7-9PM

This new projected video installation features as a central motif, the image of a white horse approaching the camera in an endless loop.  Overlaid on this image are constantly shifting layers of imagery gleaned from the artist’s photographs, paintings and drawings, as well as excerpts from her previous video works. The dream-like mood is enhanced by the natural sounds of wind and water, and an evocative violin tune. Creating a contemplative and immersive space, the interplay of images and sound may call up the viewer’s own dreams and reflections.

PRESENTATION: Performative Strategies in Contemporary Art PRESENTATION: Performative Strategies in Contemporary Art

October 10, 2014 @ 9PM – 11PM
EMMEDIA Screening Room – 351 11 Ave SW

Please join us for the debut performances developed through the “Performative Strategies in Contemporary Art” workshop by Andrés Galeano. The participants worked for an entire week from October 6-9 with Galeano to create a new performance for presentation on October 10.