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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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.

See the video at the bottom of this post for an example of Matt’s laser projection work.

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

 

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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‘Dancers in The Dark’ by Matt Smith

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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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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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Sweet Dreams and Bitter Realities – DVD

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by Lawrence Lannoo and Phil Cholosky

Sweet Dreams and Bitter Realities presents the challenges and struggles endured by a Manitoba farming family as they helped establish a sugar industry in the province. Adiel Lannoo was an immigrant farmer who came to Canada dreaming of establishing his own farm. That dream led him to south Fort Garry, only two kilometers from the site of the Manitoba Sugar Company as it was beginning operations in 1940. The destinies of the farmer and the company were linked for the next thirty years of struggle and toil. Adiel would not live to see the prosperity harvested from the sugar crop by his sons, but that boom period would be cut short by a letter arriving one afternoon in 1974 from the City of Winnipeg.

The documentary included interviews with family and industry insiders, as well as movie footage of one of the last harvests by Adiel’s sons in the mid-1970’s.

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Icelandic-Canadian Folkculture Reflections: a Manitoba Documentary – DVD

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by By Your Pants Media Productions (Tyrone Otte & Tristin Norenberg-Goodmanson)

Length: 1h 11m

In a collection of discussions with Manitoban Icelandic-Canadians, Tristin Norenberg-Goodmanson, B.Ph.Isl, sat down with a variety of individuals to speak about cultural history, folkculture traditions, identity, and folklore.  This seminal work examines a variety of topics including historical accounts of the immigration experience in Manitoba, cultural and artistic intellectual activities, music and festivals, cultural politics, language, fishing as tradition, and accounts of folklore stories. The film was shot in August 2015 with 24 personalities from a variety of backgrounds and occupations in Manitoba’s Interlake region (often referred to as ‘new Iceland’) and in the capital Winnipeg, and delves into the personal and professional historical and reflective narratives of what it means to be Icelandic in Manitoba. Includes special features on folklore stories and commentary from the producers. English and Icelandic with English subtitles.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Feature commentary from the film crew
  • “Johann Magnus Bjarnason” poem retold in Icelandic by Thora Palson
  • “Bukolla” folktale retold by Alicia Harms

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On the Bright Side of Down by Grant Guy

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A new book from one of Video Pool’s Founding Members!

On The Bright Side of Down by Grant Guy. He takes us on a road trip across the changing landscapes of time, styles and form. Grant takes us to the last stand of Johnny Ringo, to the back-road circuses and sideshows that pulled their wagons across the Great Plains and Prairies of the United States and Canada, and growing up in a small town where hopes are big, temptation out of reach and outcomes undetermined. The living, the dead and the inanimate get a chance to say their piece, sometimes deadpan and sometimes tongue- in-cheek, in this collection of writings of truths, half truths and lies. Reality. Legend. Myth.

Grant Guy is a Winnipeg writer, playwright, theatre director and designer, who has designed and directed productions across Canada. He has written a number of plays for his theatre company Adhere + Deny (1999-2014). His work on the idea of the Old West appeared in his monologues during the 1980s and ‘90s, reappearing in his unproduced play Westward Ho, which eventually was turned into the short story The Go-Devil. He continues to write short stories, poems and subjective travelogues on the Canadian and American Old/New West history and myths. Grant’s writings have been published widely and he has written responses to several art exhibits. In 2004 he was selected for the Manitoba Arts Council’s Award of Distinction.

 

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Marshall McLuhan + Vilem Flusser’s Communication + Aesthetic Theories Revisited – Book

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Video Pool Media Arts Centre is proud to present the launch of the book MARSHALL MCLUHAN AND VILEM FLUSSER’S COMMUNICATION AND AESTHETIC THEORIES REVISITED. This scholarly book of academic analyses and artists’ position papers represents the proceedings of the international conference of the same name convened by Dr. Melentie Pandilovski in 2012. This book includes discussions McLuhan and Flusser’s influence on media and communication theory as it applies to contemporary and new media art, film, philosophy and politics, and this book would be of immediate interest to readers and researchers interestested 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.

BARBARA RAUCH: Antenna Methods
CLINT ENNS: Charting the Montage: The Roots of Algorithmic Cinema
DAN MELLAMPHY: Between Beckett and Bec: The Mètic Hexis and Flusserian Flux of Vampyroteuthis Abductionis
DAVID E. CARRILLO FUCHS and MARCO ANTONIO CALDERÓN ZACAULA: A Flusserian Approach to the Compound Visual Interface: the Limits of the Technical Image
Dr. MELENTIE PANDILOVSKI: The Shifting Platform of Media
MONIKA VREČAR: Art in the New Media Environment: Change versus Novelty
PAUL LEVINSON: Occupy Wall Street in the Global Village
PETER SCHWENGER: Asemic Writing: Backwards Into the Future
PROF. PHILLIP POCOCK: Vilém Flusser and Marshall McLuhan – Matrix and Wave: Toward a Quantum Theory of Media
POLONA TRATNIK: Observing – Knowing – Mediating: The Body as World to Explore
RICHARD CAVELL, Mechanical Brides and Vampire Squids
ROY ASCOTT: Flusser’s Dread and McLuhan’s Dream
SCOTT BILLINGS: Giacometti’s Foot: Automobility and Cinematic Causality
SIMONE MAHRENHOLZ “We Do Not Make Gestures, We are Gesticulations of the Environment” – Flusser’s Aesthetico-Logical Critique of Contemporary Epistemology
STEPHEN CROCKER: Sense and Common Sense in McLuhan
TOM KOHUT: Electronic.Technical.Digital: The Ontology of the Digital Image

Artists presented in the anthology: Richard Altman, Manuel Chantre, Lei Cox, Andrew Milne, Doug Smith.

Please join us for this celebration of the results of long effort, and have a toast to Video Pool’s first book-length publication!

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The Work of Shawna Dempsey & Lorri Millan – DVD

The Work of Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan - DVD

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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. Oscillating between performance and film, Millan and Dempsey transform the cinema into a politicized viewing space, one in which the patriarchal constraints of traditional cinematic expression and reception are deconstructed. Rendering the invisible, visible, their work brings to light experiences and identities—always present but, by virtue of neglect or exclusion, obscured and pathologized: lesbian life, love, and friendship; women’s bodies and desires, their appetites, their contradictions, their power. 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. Artists and activists, mentors and visionaries, Millan and Dempsey’s contributions to this tradition, and the community in which it resides, cannot be overstated.

The DVD features the following work available with curatorial essay by Catherine Bryan:

Good Citizen: Betty Baker (1996)
A Day in The Life of A Bull-Dyke (1995)
Vigilance (2015)
Homogeneity (1998)
We’re Talking Vulva (1990)
Calamity (2001)
Archaeology and You (2003)
Lesbian National Parks and Services: A Force of Nature (2002)

Super (2008)

DVD produced by the WNDX festival of Moving Image

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Indigenous Sovereignty, Environmental Thresholds: a Grassy Narrows Blockade Documentary

Indigenous Sovereignty, Environmental Thresholds: a Grassy Narrows Blockade Documentary

by Tyrone Otte
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Consisting of 18 discussions with participants of the blockade originally shot in colour in summer 2003, it was released early 2004, re-released 2013, and is 132 minutes in length. This is one of two of the feature documentaries produced on the Grassy Narrows blockade, and it captures a broad range of insights into the issues associated with Indigenous sovereignty and environmental protection, encompassing interviews with elders, teachers, youth, defenders, and others. The blockade was set up in 2002 and is the longest-standing in Kanatian history. Some of the topics covered include the paper mill’s clearcutting practices and mercury poisoning of the English Wabigoon River systems, unconsulted – unassented – uncompensated resource extraction, difficulties encountered with the practices of the Canadian state, as well as the personal experiences and insight of the participants. Artistically composed, this work is engaging, informative, fascinating, of groundbreaking importance, and uniquely unparalelled.

 

The price of this DVD is for individual use, for public performance rights, libraries and institutions please contact vpdist@videopool.org for more information.

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