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Video Pool Media Arts Centre announces Isolated Landscapes: Video by Prairie Women (1984-2009)

Still from August by Sharon Alward

Still from August by Sharon Alward

Isolated Landscapes:

Video by Prairie Women (1984-2009)

November 3 to December 1, 2017

Video Pool Media Arts Centre announces the exhibition Isolated Landscapes: Video by Prairie Women (1984-2009), curated by Kathy Rae Huffman. In development for over a year, the project will have four components: A physical Exhibition; an online exhibition; a series of public Gatherings; and a touring screening series in 2018.

Isolated Landscapes: Video by Prairie Women (1984-2009) is a major exhibition of the history of video art by women who live and work in the central Canadian region, or who have been informed by years of residing in (or growing up in) the region. The nineteen works in the exhibition (by twenty-one artists) were produced between 1984 -2009 and play a prominent role in the history of Winnipeg’s legendary Video Pool Media Arts Centre. The project represents pioneering, early video art production by women artists working in various genres, reveals their ability to utilize the available technology of the time, and many works respond to the region’s isolation and starkness, revealed in geographical, cultural and personal landscapes.

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Call for Submission: Isolated Landscapes Gathering

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Deadline for submission:  September 15, 2017

Video Pool Media Arts Centre invites proposals from cis and trans-women, and trans and non-binaryartists for presentations/performances, thematic subjects and points of view for The Gathering, whichwill take place Saturday, 18 November 2017, 10:30 – 5:30,and Sunday, 19 November 2017, 1:00 – 4:30.

The Gathering is a free public program, open to all.  It will be a day-long discussion moderated by Ardele Lister, on the occasion of the exhibition:  Isolated Landscapes: Video by Prairie Women (1984-2009)curated by Kathy Rae Huffman from the Video Pool Media Arts Centre Video Archive.  

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Lasers with Matt Smith

This workshop is about how to connect popular creative real-time media
environments, such as PD and Processing, and open-source software in
general, to a simple, commercial laser-scanner. It will cover basic
laser-scanner operation, it’s overall limitations and capabilities, to
then focus on using a computer to control the laser-scanner in
real-time. This will take the form of collaboratively creating a
laser-show, to be presented during Nuit Blanche.

Dates: Tuesday, Sept 26 and Wednesday, Sept 27, 2017  (6pm-9pm)

Fees: $80 member / $100 non-member

Location: Video Pool Studio (300 – 100 Arthur St.)

Limit: 8 Participants

Pre-Requisite: Experience with creative real-time software environments

Instructor: Matt Smith

About the Instructor:

Matt Smith has been involved in media arts since the 1990s. While
working for the Ars Electronica Center in Linz, Austria he co-founded
the loose collective of technicians and artists, FirstFloor Electronix
in 1995. Since arriving in Vancouver in 1998, he has collaborated in a
wide variety of art projects as an artist and/or technician. Between
2002 and 2007 he also co-hosted the highly experimental
FirstFlooRadioshow on CITR in Vancouver, and produced sound-art and
radio shows for international broadcast. Personal milestones are the
founding and operation of the Artist Run Limousine between 2002-2005,
which spawned a series of international productions of “Audiomobile”
between 2003-2009. As a member of the Second Site Collective, Matt
created a environmental sound piece, also using his remote-sensing
software, at Sun Yat Sen Garden spring of 2013. In 2013 a solo-show at
CSA in Vancouver featured photography related works from 2008 to 2013.

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Dinka Pignon – Exhibition and Artist in Residency

Video Pool Media Arts Centre is excited to have sculptural projection artist Dinka Pignon in Residence from August 15 – 30, developing her new work, Game Over. Dinka will also be exhibiting Pool in Poolside Gallery which will be open for the Lost in Artsp_ace event on Thursday August 24 and will run through September 8, 2017.

Artist Presentation and reception: Tuesday August 29, 7pm, 2017

Gallery hours are Wednesday – Saturday 12 – 5 pm.

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Artistic Survival with Shawna Dempsey

Shawna Dempsey will share her tips for artistic survival, including grant writing do’s and don’ts, the importance of income diversification and how to build relationships that lead to opportunities. Topics covered in the workshop will also include budgeting, bookkeeping and risk management. Art is hard, but the even harder part is making a living at it.

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Dates: Tuesday, October 24 (6pm-9pm)

Fees: $35 member / $55 non-member

Location: Video Pool Studio (300 – 100 Arthur St.)

Limit: 15 Participants

Instructor: Shawna Dempsey

 

 

About the instructor:

Shawna Dempsey was supported by her collaborative lesbian feminist performance art for 16 years: a monumental feat that almost killed her! She still makes art with Lorri Millan, curates, and is currently Co-Executive Director of Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art.

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 Scott Leroux Fund for Media Arts Exploration

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Deadline: October 15, 2017

Residency to take place: February 2018

ABOUT THE FUND:

Scott Leroux was a unique and creative force during the time he spent making artwork at Video Pool Media Arts Centre. He had boundless energy and an ability to bring people together around his and others’ acts of expression. Suddenly, and sadly, Scott passed away on October 29, 2016. Video Pool is honoured to announce that his legacy will continue through a fund created by the Leroux family in Scott’s name that offers $1,200 for a one-month residency in our new Poolside Gallery. Artists will produce new work and are encouraged to spend this time experimenting and pushing the boundaries of Media Arts, using Poolside as a ‘living laboratory’ where work can be explored, developed, exhibited, and discussed.

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Camera Fundamentals Workshop with Wendy Buelow

Over this two afternoon workshop we will be working with Video Pool’s Sony HD cameras such the Sony FS700, FS100, NEX EA50 as well as an introduction to the 4K PXW FS7. Participants will learn to use the manual settings of these cameras, gaining greater control to produce video of the highest quality.  We’ll be learning about exposure, white balance, gain control, shutter settings, audio settings, lighting situations, zebra stripes and more! There will be plenty of hands-on practice during this workshop, and we’ll also be discussing how to manage the media after a shoot.

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Dates: Tuesday, October 3 and Wednesday, October 4, 2017 (6pm-9pm)

Fees: $80 member / $100 non-member

Location: Video Pool Studio (300 – 100 Arthur St.)

Limit: 6 Participants

Instructor: Wendy Buelow

 

About the instructor:

Wendy Buelow has been a camera operator and editor at CBC News in Winnipeg for many years and has worked on numerous documentaries and television shows.

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Field Recording with Joel Mierau

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Developing the ability to focus your listening & awareness to sound within an environment is essential for effective field recording. Being able to focus your hearing beyond what you see requires both the practice and acknowledgement of being present within time + space. This workshop will give participants the opportunity to explore their own relationship with sound and acquire the basic understanding of the equipment needed through hands on experience recording in the field. The structure of the workshop will be shaped by the participants own experience/interests in field recording with the intention of making the content relevant to all as we learn to listen from new perspectives.

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Dates: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 (6pm-10pm)
Fees: $70 member / $90 non-member
Location: Video Pool Studio (300 – 100 Arthur St.)
Limit: 6 Participants
Instructor: Joel Mierau

About the instructor:

Joel Mierau is an artist and sound engineer working in Winnipeg. He is always listening. His work is informed by this intimate perception of subtle changes in sounds and is a theme that influences + reoccurs throughout his work, often in the use of long tones and discrete movement.

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Welcome Beth Schellenberg

FullSizeRenderVideo Pool Media Arts Centre is thrilled to have Beth Schellenberg working with us over the summer as the Programming Assistant.  Beth started working at VP on June 13th and will be with us through the end of August.  Beth will focus her time on working with Kelsey in Programming and running the Poolside Gallery, and will lead the organization of VP’s yearly fundholders show to be launching in August.

Beth Schellenberg hails from northern Saskatchewan and is currently finishing a self-guided honours degree at University of Winnipeg focused on pop culture, new media, and experimental criticism. She is excited to spend her summer working at Video Pool and playing at the beach and will be starting an MA in Cultural and Curatorial studies in September. 

Beth can be reached at vpadmin@videopool.org

Video Pool would like acknowledge Canadian Heritage and the Young Canada Works program for partially funding the position.


VUCAVU Launches #EyesonVU

Streaming the best in Canadian film and video, VUCAVU is a new online platform featuring over 1000 titles, including over 150 titles from the Video Pool Media Arts Centre’s catalogue, with more being added every week. On Wednesday, February 15 VUCAVU launched its #EyesOnVU campaign which features themed programs guest-curated by a diverse group of Canadian artists and curators.

The #EyesOnVU/#EntreVU themed programs will be launched every second Wednesday until September. The programs are FREE to stream and include interviews with the curator.

VUCAVU is a bilingual video-on-demand service for the general public and a great resource for educators, researchers and curators. With works being added daily it is becoming a much sought-after sight for artists to feature their work and for programmers and educators to find works to screen.

As part of the #EyesonVU program Poisoning the Patriarchy with the “Female Gaze” curated by Leah Fay Goldstein of the band July Talk, you can watch Other Half Dating Service by Alex Ateah from the Video Pool Catalogue!

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Body Talk curated by Eva Michon with Brief Encounters and Sustained Engagement by Freya Björg Olafson from the Video Pool Catalogue.

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For more info on VUCAVU please contact:

Jennifer Smith

Video Pool Distribution Coordinator

vpdist@videopool.org

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Video Pool Indigenous Youth Mentorship Program

The Indigenous Youth mentorship Program was a collaboration with Community Education Development Association (CEDA/Pathways).  Each participant was paired with a mentor from the arts community; Niki Little, Luther Alexander and Jackie Traverse to learn and create a video project.  This project was supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, Artist and Community Collaboration grant.

Kyler Harper | Simulation | 5 minutes | 2016

Simulation is a short film about a hacker named Neil Spencer who can hack with a phone working alongside by Lindsay Swift a very smart secretary. The two of them try to get an upgrade to get promoted, but an ordinary man stops them with superior hacking skills then Neil.

Curtis Harper | Circle of Confusion | 3 minutes | 2016

Circle of Confusion is a short film about a young man lost in the forest.  He’s desperate and looks for a way out. While looking for a place to find home he finds an abandoned house; a vision quest based on longing for a good home.

Jaylene Storm and Winona Bearshield | Going With The Flow | 3 minutes | 2016

This collaborative work was made by Jaylene and Winona along with their mentor Jackie Traverse as an experimentation for their first film.  It was inspired by the city of Winnipeg and what surrounds them here, including pizza, indigenous artists, and Video Pool.

If you would like to screen these videos please contact the Distribution Coordinator Jennifer Smith at vpdist@videopool.org.


booklaunchMarshall McLuhan + Vilem Flusser’s Communications + Aesthetic Theories Revisited – Now Available Buy in person or online!

This first full length publication from Video Pool includes discussions on McLuhan and Flusser’s influence on media and communication theory as it applies to contemporary and new media art, film, philosophy and politics. The book will be of immediate interest to readers and researchers interested in: distributed consciousness and telematics; cinema and causality; collective evolution; media and theology; digital culture; Occupy Wall Street and other political movements; cybernetics; contemporary technological art; the ideologies of clinical practice; asemic writing; institutional critique and many other topics.


The Work of Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan - DVD

The work of Shawna Demspey & Lorri Millan – DVD

Available now from Video Pool!
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Offering utopic feminist visions and poignant popular culture remixes, the work of Lorri Millan and Shawna Dempsey is a call to action. This collection offers a selection Millan and Dempsey’s films—new historical accounts, social interventions, and cultural visions—that span their 25 year collaboration and engagement with Winnipeg’s tradition of independent cinema.

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