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send + receive festival 2017 warm-up in Poolside Gallery – Friday September 22 2017

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Poolside Gallery & Video Pool Media Arts is super excited to be a part of this primer to Send + Receive’s 2017 edition of it’s long-running festival! Please join us, first in Cinematheque for the film What About Me: The Rise of the Nihilist Spasm Band at 8:30 and afterward in Poolside Gallery for a reception and performance from Aston Coles. All signs point to this being a ruckus evening!!

co-presented with Winnipeg Film Group and Video Pool Media Arts Centre

 

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Welcome Matt Smith! 

We are looking forward to having Matt Smith as our Artist In Residence! Matt has been involved in media arts since the 1990s in a variety of capacities and has worked for the Ars Electronica Center in Linz, Austria, co-founded the loose collective of technicians and artists, FirstFloor Electronix, co-hosted the highly experimental FirstFlooRadioshow on CITR in Vancouver, and produced sound-art and radio shows for international broadcast. Matt founded Artist Run Limousine which between 2003 and 2009 spawned a series of international productions of “Audiomobile”, 59285b65-25bc-4ee9-af5f-6c9a4c4a89beand, as a member of the Second Site Collective, created an environmental sound piece 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. His interests are largely focussed on technical photography and digital networks, with a variety of projects exploring perception – not only of space and time, but also the technological ecology that we surround ourselves with.

Matt is giving a workshop at Video Pool (September 26) teaching participants how to connect popular creative real-time media environments (PD, Processing, other open-source software), to a simple, commercial laser-scanner. The workshop will cover basic laser-scanner operation, it’s overall limitations and capabilities, and will focus on using a computer to control the laser-scanner in real-time. Workshop participants will work collaboratively to develop a laser show to play inside Eckhardt Hall at the WAG. Matt’s piece is to be comprised of video clips of people dancing transposed into a laser show and triggered by music on the outside wall of the Winnipeg Art Gallery during Nuit Blanche 2017. The public is invited to contribute dance moves, poses or other movement by either visiting Poolside Gallery during the last half of September or submitting material online.

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Shaky Noisy Blinky with Ken Gregory

The inexpensive Arduino micro-controller can do it all. This introductory workshop covers the basics of sensing the world with physical computing technics using the Arduino.   Learn simple coding techniques and electronics to make your creative media objects move, light up and emit sound. Electronic sensing of light, sound, and motion will be covered.

 

Ken Gregory // Prototype Electric Light Machine for a Modern Room (2015)

Ken Gregory // Prototype Electric Light Machine for a Modern Room (2015)

Dates: Saturday October 14 (12 pm to 5 pm) Sunday October 15, 2017 (11 am to 4 pm)

Fees: $90 member / $110 non-member

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

Limit: 6 Participants

Prerequisite:  Prior electronics knowledge.

Instructor:  Ken Gregory

About the instructor:

Winnipeg artist Ken Gregory has been working with DIY interface design, hardware hacking, audio, video, and computer programming for over 25 years. His performance and installation work has shown publicly in Winnipeg, other parts of Canada and many international media and sound arts festivals. These works are presented in the form of gallery installations and live performances.  cheapmeat.net

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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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Creative Interfacing with Lasers

This workshop will teach you 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, focusing on the use of a computer to control the laser-scanner in
real-time. This will take the form of collaboratively creating a computer integrated
laser-show, to be presented with our presenting partner, Winnipeg Art Gallery, during Nuit Blanche.

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

Fees: $60 member / $80 non-member

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

Limit: 8 Participants

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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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  • You can also Call: 204-949-9134 ext. 1 or visit our production facilities at unit 300, 100 Arthur St. Winnipeg, Manitoba.
  • For more information: Please contact the Education Coordinator at  vped@videopool.org

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