EXPANDED STANDARD TIMELINE: Artists and Electronic Media in Calgary
EMMEDIA 1980 through 2005.

Available for purchase at EMMEDIA for $15 +GST. For deliveries, please inquire at 403.263.2833 or programming@emmedia.ca for shipping and handling charges.

Expanded Standard Timeline is an anthology of essays from thirteen Canadian artists-writers-activists. Edited by Calgary artist and catalyst Grant Poier, the book features seven texts that were commissioned for EMMEDIA’s Twenty-Fifth Anniversary in 2005, a wealth of shared memories and information. This book is crucial in that it not only examines the history of Electronic Media Art in Calgary and Canada, but it also shares our stories and models with a broader constituency. The publication serves as a resource for a new generation of artists and participants, providing background context, hard-earned knowledge and encouragement, and we hope, an awareness of the base on which they can stand and build.

Too often these individual and collective accomplishments have gone unnoticed, and important initiatives go without record or acknowledgement. We rarely see ourselves reflected in national or local media, and as people move on, or away, our local history is fragmented and lost. It is time to acknowledge the value of the contributions made, to Calgary and the larger community, by EMMEDIA and the people involved.

This book, a modest achievement, begins to address the near invisibility of the art and media art practice that thrives in Calgary. EMMEDIA looks to the future with a sense of accomplishment, and an optimism that comes with new possibilities.


Edited by: Grant Poier, Calgary artist and co-founder of Centre Art Video/EMMEDIA

Published by: emPRESS (EMMEDIA Gallery and Production Society Publications, Calgary. 2009)

Essays by writers:
Tom Andriuk, Kay Burns, Nelson Henricks, Karen Knights, Valerie LeBlanc, Robert Milthorp, Sarah Murphy, Grant Poier, Leila Sujir and Brigitte Dajczer, Sheila Urbanoski, Sandra Vida, and Andrea Williamson

Artists Interviewed:
Anonymous, Austin Andrews, Tom Andriuk, Marcella Bienvenue, Judy Cheung, Sharon Desjarlais, Diane Dickert, Kenneth Doren, Daniel Dugas, Kelti Duncan, Jim Goertz, Colleen Kerr (Grey), Paul Henderson, Nelson Henricks, Karilynn Ming Ho, David Hoffos, Vern Hume, Shauna Kennedy, Gerry Kisil, Sheryl Kootenhayoo, Jim MacSwain, Rita McKeough, Robert Milthorp, Peter Curtis Morgan, Keith Murray, Anne Marie Nakagawa, Grant Poier, Sharon Pollock, Sandi Somers, Janice Starko, Rae Staseson, Sharon Stevens, Leila Sujir, Sheila Urbanoski, Sandra Vida, Paul Wong

Expanded Standard Video Compilation DVD (included in Special Editions)
Five programs curated by Kay Burns, Valerie LeBlanc, Robert Milthorp, Leila Sujir and Brigitte Dajczer, and Sandra Vida, include twenty-six titles by twenty-three artists (170 minutes duration)