Dinka Pignon – Exhibition and Artist in Residence – August 2017

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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Dinka Pignonis an interdisciplinary media artist working with spatial video installation and performance art. Her experimental practice is characterized by a strong affinity for the phenomenal, liminal, conceptual and minimal. Her work is situated in the field of ‘mixed reality’, operating on the borderline between the real and the virtual. Her installations involve large-scale video projections that reshape the architecture of the space and create illusionary effects over objects. The installations become virtual environments for performance, often inviting audience participation. Over the last 30 years Pignon has produced a large body of work that has exhibited internationally. Parallel to her own practice she has coordinated and curated interdisciplinary art events, festivals, experimental workshops and international art exchange programs. Devoted to artist-run culture she has spent most of her working life in artist-run centers: 15 years at the Fylkingen for New Music & Intermedia Art in Stockholm and 10 years at VIVO Media Arts Centre in Vancouver.

Check out some of Dinka’s past work here:

Orchestra of the Uncanny Valley: https://youtu.be/E5KCnLuKw8I
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Scott Leroux Fund for Media Arts Exploration

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Detail from Scott Leroux’s Paradigm TV, 2015

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.

 ELEGIBILITY:

  • Applicants must be current members of Video Pool or willing to purchase a General Membership: http://www.videopool.org/membership/
  • Members can only hold one fund at a time at Video Pool.
  • All types of technology-based artistic projects are eligible, including web based art, installation or performance works with strong media art component, physical computing, interactive art, robotic or experimental electronic art, video installation, or sound works.
  • Works in progress are not eligible.
  • School projects are not eligible.
  • Commercial projects are not eligible.

NOTE: Applicants to the Scott Leroux Fund for Media Arts Exploration are strongly encouraged to contact the Programming Coordinator prior to submission. For more information email: vpprogramming@videopool.org

FACILITIES:

Fund recipient will have access to Poolside Gallery, and should make a list of proposed equipment for their project. Video Pool will attempt to provide access to equipment needed, but may not be able to fulfill all requests.

Please note that Poolside Gallery has some physical constraints. The space is approximately 380ft2 with 6 doorways and 1 post. In addition, unfortunately we are currently not able to exhibit work involving loud audio volumes. While we will do our best to accommodate most projects, applicants are encouraged to adapt their work to the room. For a layout of the gallery please visit: <LINK COMING SOON>

THE JURY:

The Scott Leroux Fund for Media Arts Exploration will be juried by Video Pool’s Executive Director, another member of Video Pool staff, and 2 media artist’s from the community. Notices of the jury’s decision will be sent out within 8 weeks from the application deadline by the Programming Coordinator.

CONDITIONS:

Each individual is required to adhere to the following:

  • The recipient must pursue the project as proposed. Any dramatic deviation in the project’s content must be cleared with the Programming Coordinator.
  • Projects must credit Video Pool Media Arts Centre and the Scott Leroux Fund for Media Arts Exploration.
  • The recipient must submit audio/visual documentation of the project to be used for promotional materials and social media.
  • The recipient must allow the public regular weekly access to them while working in the Poolside Gallery.
  • The recipient is required to submit a final report and financial statement. A template will be provided to successful applicants to facilitate this process.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

Email applications are preferred, however they can also be dropped off in person or by mail. Submissions must include the following:

COMPLETED APPLICATION FORM

One copy of the application and ALL supporting materials must be received at the Video Pool office by 5pm on the deadline date, with no exceptions. If the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline moves to the next working day.

PROJECT PROPOSAL

Provide a synopsis of the proposed project and a visual/sound treatment detailing how the project will be realized (not to exceed 2 pages). Jurors should get a clear sense of the work, how it contributes to the applicant’s artistic development and why the applicant wants to pursue the proposed piece.

EQUIPMENT LISTING

List of all equipment necessary for the work.

PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT

Provide an outline for the public engagement aspect of the residency. This might include artist talks, open studio time, workshops, meetings, discussions etc.

APPLICANT’S RESUME/CV

Should detail relevant artistic experience of the applicant (not to exceed 3 pages.)

SUPPORT MATERIAL

Limited to 2 samples and may include: online links to video (max.10 minutes running time); audio on CD or online (max. 10 minutes play time); or, max 10 still images emailed with the application or on CD or USB (.jpg or .tif only.) Please include a list detailing the support material and label all support material with applicant’s name and title of the work. Do not submit originals, as Video Pool assumes no liability in the loss of, or damage to, any support material. A deadline date will be set for applicants to pick up non-web based submission materials (ie. CDs, DVDs, etc.), after which, materials will be destroyed.

For additional information, please contact:

Kelsey Braun

T: +1 204.949.9134 (x.108)
E: vpprogramming@videopool.org
www.videopool.org

SUBMIT APPLICATIONS TO:
vpprogramming@videopool.org with the subject line SCOTT LEROUX FUND
or by mail to:
Scott Leroux Fund
Video Pool Media Arts Centre
300-100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, MB R3B 1H3

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REVISIONS

AUGUST 4 – AUGUST 18, 2017

Opening Reception Friday August 4, 2017 @ 7PM

Exhibition: August 4th -August 18th, Tue – Sat, 12 – 5pm

An exhibition featuring recipients of Video Pool’s NEW ARTIST IN MEDIA ART AWARD and MEDIA PRODUCTION FUND

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POOLSIDE GALLERY and PLATFORM CENTRE

Video Pool Media Arts Centre is thrilled to announce the exhibition of four new works developed at Video Pool Media Arts over the past year. These artists are the recipients of financial, technical, equipment and facility support in order to realize their creative projects, utilizing VP’s mechanisms and their own creative energy to develop these exciting new works.

Revisions is a series of works exploring temporal instability and a re-imagining of the progression of time.

 

FEATURING WORKS BY:

Andrea Roberts

Colby Richardson

Michelle Wilson

Natalie Baird+Jillian Groening

 

 

The Artspace Building is wheelchair accessible from the west side entrance at King Street and Bannatyne Avenue.

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Paradigm TV opening!

Thanks to all who made it out this past Friday June 16 for the opening of Scott Leroux’s Paradigm TV! It was an honour to be able to share Scott’s work with family and friends, and we hope that many more are able to take in this special project. Paradigm TV runs until July 15, 2017!

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Paradigm TV – Nature channel – Scott Leroux (2015)

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 Paradigm TV.

Gallery Hours:

Wednesday – Saturday, 12 – 5pm

 

 

Poolside Gallery is located on the 2nd floor of the Artspace Building on 100 Arthur St Winnipeg Canada.

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Scott Leroux – Paradigm TV June 16 – July 17

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Scott Leroux Paradigm TV – Scott Leroux, 2015 (detail)

SCOTT LEROUX
PARADIGM TV

(2015)

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 Paradigm 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.

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