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Welcome to Video Pool Media Arts Centre

3D Printing for Artists: An Introduction

In this 2-day workshop artists will be introduced to 3D printing and how it can be brought into their own practice. We will cover software, hardware, and 3d model resources. Participants will be familiarized with the different types of printers, understand how to make a “watertight model” for printing, and where to find free 3d models online. Workshop includes a visit to Northforge FabLab. No experience necessary.


Dates: Tuesday, July 4 and Wednesday, July 5 (6pm-9pm)

Fees: $70 member / $90 non-member

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

Limit: 6 Participants

Instructor:  Erika Lincoln


Erika Lincoln is a Canadian artist whose practice is centered around digitization. Her work functions to trace the procedural and conceptual nature of digital methods by way of iterations alternating between material and digital. Her work has shown in media art festivals, museums, and galleries in Canada, Europe, the United States, and Australia. She is a multi-year grant recipient and has participated in residencies at the Banff New Media Institute in Canada and Medialab Prado in Spain and the City of Winnipeg’s Planning Department.

  • To sign up: 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

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.


Paradigm TV is a cast of video collaborations and solo works directed by Scott Leroux. Broadcasting through four channels Paradigm TV has something for everyone Experimental, Contemporary Dance, Music Videos, even Nature. As you flip through the channels you might find your self bombarded by a blast of colourful glitched-out pixels, soothed by a flower in the wind, mesmerized by the careful movement of a human body, or feeling nostalgic by a throwback to 90s music video culture. No matter what you’ll find something for you on PaIMGP1073radigm TV.

Scott Leroux (1988-2016) earned his BFA (honours) from the University of Manitoba where he studied photography, video, painting, and improvised music. As a self taught organist and composer Scott’s use of mediums delves deep into the subconscious, seeking beauty and harmony in the banal.

Scott Leroux was a unique and creative force during the time he spent making artwork at Video Pool. He had a boundless energy and an ability to bring people together around his and others’ acts of expression.

Sadly Scott passed away on October 29, 2016. It is with great honour that we are able to host an exhibition of his work Paradigm TV. Please join us for the reception 7pm, Friday June 16, 2017, at Poolside Gallery. Paradigm TV will be open through July 15. We thank Scott’s partner Zorya and his parents Janice and Doug for their on-going support and encouragement in these endeavours.

Opening remarks at 7:30pm

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 “âkâm’askîhk ᐋᑳᒼ’ᐊᐢᑮ” (Across the land) curated by Winnipeg’s own Daina Warren of Urban Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art Gallery, you can watch The Kingdom and Waterfalls by Theo Pelmus from the Video Pool Catalogue.

pelmus-The Kingdom with Waterfalls

For more info on VUCAVU please contact:

Jennifer Smith

Video Pool Distribution Coordinator


204-949-9134 x.4

Handwound Coils with Ken Gregory

 Follow along with artist Ken Gregory as he presents the basics of creating  electro-magnetic coil transducers to use as a sound pick up,  or sound actuator. Everyone will build their own transducer to take away to use on their own projects. Basic theory, easy fabrication, demos of applications and experiments will be presented.  No prior electronics experience is required.

Keywords:  DIY, hand made, electronic, analog, sound art, noise, fun


Dates: Saturday, June 24   (Noon to 5 pm)

Fees: $65 member / $85 non-member

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

Limit: 8 Participants

Instructor: Ken Gregory

Title: wind coil sound flow

Description:  sound/kinetic installation
Materials:  wood, paper, piano wire, electronics
Date: 2010
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

Handwound Coils projects



DIY Guitar Pickup

  • To sign up: 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.

Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017 with Jaymez

This workshop will be an introduction to Adobe Premiere Pro, and will cover basic and alternative editing techniques, clip management, title creation and export and compression feature as well as integration into the Creative Cloud suite of products.  This workshop is for beginners and intermediate users but may also be helpful for people interested in switching over from Final Cut or Sony Vegas.

Adobe_.Premiere.Pro-hit2kDates: Tuesday, June 27  (6pm-10pm)

Fees: $60 member / $80 non-member

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

Limit: 6 Participants

Instructor: Jaymez

About the instructor:

With a multi-faceted and distinct visual style, jaymez has worked in the visual art, dance, theatre and music communities.   His video work has appeared in a number of international festivals, theatrical and dance productions and he has performed live video alongside dozens of musicians and artists.  jaymez is one half of the experimental voice and video duo The Gritty.  He currently sits on the board of Video Pool Media Arts Centre  and is the Technical Director of Cluster New Music and Integrated Arts Festival.  jaymez holds a BFA in Video from the University of Manitoba.

  • To sign up: 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

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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