Thursday, March 14, 2013 @ 7PM
Lantern Church – Lower Hall (1401 – 10 Ave SE, side door entrance)
Tickets: $15 General / $10 Members

Mundane office supplies spring to life, while plastic toys dance and experience existential angst.

These dazzling animated shorts provide an excellent opportunity to see a diverse range of superb work from around the world. Curated by Lyle Pisio, EMMEDIA is pleased to support Animovies! 2013 and the Calgary International Festival of Animated Objects, through the EMMEDIA Homegrown Curatorial Program.

RADIANT – Shelley Ouellet RADIANT – Shelley Ouellet

A performance and dance party by Calgary 2012 Artist in Residence Shelley Ouellet
Friday, March 8, 2013
Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association (1320 – 5 Avenue NW)
Doors open at 8PM
Musical Architecture by DJ Mary Flavors
Dancing! Cash bar! Free admission. Everyone welcome.

Shelley Ouellet is assembling the original cast from Radiant, a performance project originally created for the “New Faculty Show” at the Illingworth Kerr Gallery in 2009. With the support of Calgary 2012, EMMEDIA and the Radiant Ladies, she is restaging Radiant for International Women’s Day.


In collaboration with M:ST Performative Art Society and Untitled Art Society
Saturday, January 19 @ 7 – 11PM
EMMEDIA Building – 351 11 Ave SW and UAS building – 343 11 Ave SW

EMMEDIA proudly hosts Art’s Birthday, celebrating one million and fifty years of art! Join us in our Fluxus scavenger hunt where you will visit many fun activities during this interactive arts celebration! Admission is FREE!

Output-Input 2012 Output-Input 2012

Looking at recent works by artists at EMMEDIA
Saturday, December 8, 2012 @ 3PM
EMMEDIA Screening Room
Screening is FREE
Artists in attendance
In conjunction with EMMEDIA’s XMAS party @ 2-7PM

EMMEDIA supports and celebrates our members, encouraging exchange and growth while increasing awareness of members activities in our community. From electronic performances to narrative explorations the works in this screening represent the diversity of work that goes on at EMMEDIA and reflects the divergent interests of our membership.

SNAIL TRAIL: An Artist Talk and Workshop SNAIL TRAIL: An Artist Talk and Workshop

SNAIL TRAIL: Artist Talk and Workshop with Philipp Artus
Saturday, November 3, 2012 @ 10AM – 4PM
EMMEDIA – 351 – 11 Ave SW, Suite #203


An installation by Philipp Artus (Cologne, Germany)
EMMEDIA Screening Room (351 – 11 Ave SW)
October 31 – December 1, 2012
Opening Reception: November 1 @ 6-9PM
Artist Talk and Workshop: November 3 @ 10AM – 4PM

Snail Trail is an installation that incorporates a laser animation that is projected 360° onto a column, where the viewer walks around around to follow the course of the snail. The projection surface is made of a phosphorescent material, which creates a glowing trail that fades out slowly, letting the viewer simultaneously see what’s happening, what has happened and what will happen. This reflection on time is elaborated further through the endless cycling of the work, as well as through the recurring pulse of sound and light, which references the periodic natural phenomena like the tides or the seasons.

Every Word Counts Every Word Counts

A critical writing workshop on writing about media arts
Instructor: Diana Sherlock

3-day workshop schedule:
October 20, 2012 @ 10AM – 4PM
October 22, 2012 @ 6:30 – 9:30PM
November 13, 2012 @ 6:30 – 9:30PM

Every Word Counts will introduce participants to writing about the media arts for publication.

Assisted Installations Assisted Installations

Performances by Icaro Zorbar (Bogota, Colombia)
Part of M:ST Performative Art Festival

October 16-19, 2012: Studio Residency at EMMEDIA (351 – 11 Ave SW, Suite #203)
October 20, 2012 @ 7-8PM: Performance of Assisted Installations at TRUCK Gallery (The Grain Exchange (Lower Level), 815 1st Street SW)

Working with an accumulation of mechanical and electronic music players, Zorbar adjusts the standard operation of these devices to place these machines into conversation with each other, transforming them by creating new relationships between the mechanical components. In these projects, Zorbar establishes a precarious balance of machines and music, objects and sound. The works have an ephemeral quality as many last just as long as the side of a record, a cassette tape or sometimes just the length of a song. There is also a poignant charm to these installations, creating a romantic anthropomorphic quality with the machines he plays with. From October 16 – 19, he will be holding a studio residency at EMMEDIA, where you can drop by to see his process. For his presentation at the M:ST Festival, Zorbar will present a “mini concert” at TRUCK Gallery with three different performances.

PARTICLE + WAVE: A festival of Media Arts PARTICLE + WAVE: A festival of Media Arts


EMMEDIA is proud to launch our first media arts festival, a unique 3-day event that will celebrate the critical innovation and creativity present in our city’s media arts culture. This festival will ignite interest and cast light on an art form that by it’s very nature, is constantly evolving and growing with the integration of ever-changing technological processes. Screenings, installations, exhibitions, and performances by local artists will be showcased throughout downtown Calgary. Join us on September 27-29, 2012 during Alberta Culture Days and immerse yourself in media art!

Light2Dark Light2Dark

Union Cemetery
Saturday, September 22, 2012 @ 6:30 – 9:30PM
A free family event

As part of Equinox in Union Cemetery – A Vigil, Sharon Stevens facilitates a digital memorial-making site, Light2Dark, which includes a “threshold” of video projections that the viewers will pass through on their way up the hill to the Union Cemetery. Participants will also have a chance to send a digital message to be projected on the hillside.