Bodies, Places, Stories Bodies, Places, Stories

A lecture by Dr. Kristen Hutchinson
FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 2014 @ 7:30PM – 9:00PM
EMMEDIA Screening Room

Dr. Kristen Hutchinson presents a lecture about themes of place, identity and narration in contemporary video art. The talk will explore how international artists use these prevalent and often interrelated themes to explore our current historical moment. Artists to be discussed include Cao Fei, Nina Yuen, Danya McCleod, Janet Cardiff and Georges Bures Miller, Pipilotti Rist, and Kambui Olujimi, among others. She will also discuss some potential upcoming opportunities for artists to exhibit video art internationally.

Art’s Birthday 2014 Art’s Birthday 2014

January 17, 2014 @ 7-10PM
EMMEDIA Gallery and Production Society
351 – 11 Ave S.W., 2nd Floor

EMMEDIA, together with M:ST, LIDS, FUSE Magazine and Frosst Books celebrates the 1,000,051 birthday of Art! This year, we celebrate the art form of text! Peruse the books and zines offered at Frosst Books reading corner, or explore the web articles on the future of art with Lindsay Sorell’s Fortune Cookies project. Don’t forget to purchase the special edition of FUSE Magazine, so you can join the Ladies’ Invitational Deadbeat Society (LIDS) in crafty activites! And as always, we will be blowing out the candles on Art’s 1,000,051 birthday cake.


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Saturday, December 14, 2013
6PM – Midnight (6PM – Screening of Prairie Tales 15)
CommunityWise Resource Centre
101, 223 – 12 Ave SW

Your favourite media art centres (plus your favourite performative art society and queer film festival!), is hosting a QUALITY CHRISTMAS EVENT together, for the first time! Celebrate the holidays with members and friends of these awesome organizations, as we eat, drink and dance, dance, dance!


Friday, November 29, 2013 @ 7-9PM
SHELF LIFE BOOKS – 100, 1302 – 4th Street SW
Editors and writers will be in attendance
Book will be available for purchase for $10

EMMEDIA is proud to launch our third anthology of critical texts, Resonance. Please join us to celebrate the work of editors Diana Sherlock and Rachel Zolf, along with the writers and the artists involved, at Shelf Life Books. Be the first to own a copy for just $10! Refreshments will be served.

Red Rover, Red Rover Red Rover, Red Rover

Friday, October 4, 2013 @ 8PM
EMMEDIA Screening Room

A screening of recent members’ short film and video projects presented in partnership by EMMEDIA (Calgary), Film And Video Arts Society – Alberta (Edmonton), PAVED Arts (Saskatoon), and the Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative (Regina). Each centre will showcase about 20 min of their member’s work, which will be all screened simultaneously in Calgary, Edmonton and Saskatoon. There will be an intermission between each showcase for the audiences from the different cities to interact with each other, as well as chat with the filmmakers!


Saturday, September 28, 2013 @ 8-10PM
Central Memorial Park – 1214 4th St SW

EMMEDIA will be presenting INFINITE LOOP, an outdoor multi-projection exhibition that focuses on formally abstract and looping videos. INFINITE LOOP will bring together a group of Calgary-based media artists to create a collaborative environment of moving light and sound in Central Memorial Park.


showcasing works by Donna Legault (Ottawa, ON)
Presented with TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary
Presented at EMMEDIA, #203
, 351 – 11 Ave. SW.
Exhibition runs July 12 to August 10, 2013 (Tuesday – Saturday, 12-6PM)
Opening Reception: Friday, July 12, 2013 @ 8:00PM (in conjunction with Headlights)

In this multi-sensory installation, live sound is transposed to infrasonic frequencies by a customized Pure Data program. This transformation generates visual and sonic variations through the oscillation of fine ball chains that drop from the center of multiple suspended speakers. As the chains make contact with the floor, their movements carve imprints into piles of sand. The resulting sounds mingle with those of viewers and peripheral ambient noise to create a causal loop of co-responsive activity with limitless variation. In this way, the work renders the immateriality of sound as a tangible event by silencing and reinterpreting the data of everyday life.


Presented in collaboration with TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary
Friday, July 12, 2013 @ 10PM (In conjunction with Cymatic Imprints opening reception)
EMMEDIA Parking Lot – 351 11 Ave SW

Headlights brings together media artists Carl Spencer and Teresa Tam, who will create a collaborative media art performance that responds to the mobile cinema format and its surroundings. Working under EMMEDIA’s current programming theme, Light, the artists will experiment with the many possibilities of light projections, creating an engaging visual experience.

Production Access – Call for Submissions Production Access – Call for Submissions

EMMEDIA Production Access 2013 – Call for Submissions
Deadline: MAY 1, 2013
Theme: SHIFT (Collaborative Practices)
Every year EMMEDIA supports artists in the community through our Production Access Programs. Support includes access to workshops, production equipment, post-production facilities, and professional mentorship through the production process of a media artwork. We encourage the production of innovative and challenging work [...]


MARCH 20, 2013 @ 7PM to Late
EMMEDIA Screening Room
Admission is by donation (pay what you can)

An immersive space featuring icons of spring will support musical meditations about the season. These meditations will be guided by Beggars (Ian Maclean and Patrick Seager) and Citadel (Joshua Fraser).