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Call for Curators for 2017 Online Screening Series

stills from March 2016 online screening from Wendy Geller, Christine Kirouac and Divya Mehra

stills from March 2016 online screening from Wendy Geller, Christine Kirouac and Divya Mehra

Video Pool is home to Winnipeg’s only dedicated video archive of experimental and documentary work.  This amazing treasure trove of work has been developed from across Canada for nearly 4 decades!

We are seeking curators for 3 online screenings. Curators will be responsible for choosing 3 videos from the Video Pool Media Arts Centre catalogue, write a brief text (2 to 3 paragraphs) about the program they have put together, and promote the program. Curators will receive $150 for their time.decades! For the past four years Video Pool Media Arts Centre has been holding online screenings three to four times a year, that allow us to share the video gems that are part of our archive. The titles are made available to view for free on Video Pool’s website for a 48 hour period.

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Applying for an Exhibition with Jennifer Smith

Applying for an Exhibition

Do you want to exhibit your work in artist-run -Centres across Canada?  Jennifer Smith will be offering a 3 hour workshop on the process of applying for exhibition in galleries.  The workshop will include a list of galleries that are friendly to exhibiting Media Arts, how to get your application together and insights on what juries are looking for.

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Instructor: Jennifer Smith

Dates: Thursday, February 16th (6pm-9pm)

Limit: 15 Participants

Fees: $20 member / $30 non-member

About the Instructor:  Jennifer Smith is the Distribution Coordinator at Video Pool media Arts Centre, she spends her days working to exhibition at galleries and at festivals around the world for the artists in distribution with Video Pool.

Please contact vped@videopool.org for more details.


Documentary Filmmaking with Luther Alexander

Documentary Filmmaking TIPS

Are you constantly thinking of Documentary film ideas but don’t know where to start?  This is the course for you; from observational to reflective this class will cover the different types of Documentary filmmaking.  Documentary film has many different aspects of production and Luther will include tips for lighting, sound and cinematography when teaching this course.

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Instructor: Luther Alexander

Dates: Thursday, February 9th (6pm – 10pm)

Limit: 15 Participants

Fees: $40 member / $50 non-member

 

About The Instructor:  Luther Alexander is a filmmaker in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He has directed short-form narratives in experimental, drama and documentary film using 16mm and digital formats. Alexander has built his experience on several projects from short film, feature film, music video and documentary taking on many roles from production assistant to cinematographer. He aims to be an established filmmaker in the film industry. He enjoys coffee, reading and analyzing films.

Please contact vped@videopool.org for more details.


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!
Purchase right here online or in person

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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