Isolated Landscapes – Catalogue


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Exhibit catalogue for Video Pool Media Arts Centre’s 2017 exhibit Isolated Landscapes: Video by Prairie Women (1984-2009) curated by Kathy Rae Huffman.

Isolated Landscapes was a major exhibition of the history of video art by women who live and work in the central Canadian region or who were 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 and reveals their ability to utilize the available technology of the time in response to the region’s perceived isolation and starkness, reflected in geographical, cultural and personal landscapes.

With an essay by Kathy Rae Huffman, interview with The Ephemerals conducted by Jennifer Smith and information about each video and performance part of the exhibit.

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Selling Venus / Vénus au miroir by Dominique Rey – Book


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This catalogue documents Dominique Rey’s project Selling Venus / Vénus au miroir, with images, essays and critical thought.

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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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Minibloc – Book + CD

miniblock_pavedCatalogue of work done by Montreal based collaborative Minibloc, Terry Billings, Joel Carignan, Constantine Katsiris, Dallas Kruszelnicki, Tanjalee Kuhl & Jon Vaughn at PAVED Arts in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in 2012.

73 pages, colour illustrations
CD inserted inside back cover
ISBN 978-0-09689334-6-6

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30 Years of Video Pool – eBook

30 Years of Video Pool

launchwebsiteWith essays by: Daniel Barrow, Tom Kohut, Melentie Pandilovski, Alex Poruchnyk, Jenny Western
2013 marks Video Pool’s 30th Anniversary.  In June 2013 Video Pool commissioned four curated programs that looked back into the Video Pool Archive. Each curator gave us perspective on their choices and reflected on the last 30 years of Video Pool that are include in 30 Years of Video Pool.


The e-book is free to download.
Click Here to Download Your Copy  – EPUB format
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cheap meat dreams and acorns – Ken Gregory – Book + Audio CD

kengregorybookcd90 pages, colour and b/w illustrations

Designed by Susan Chafe with fibreboard cover opening on a swing mechanism CD inserted inside back cover.
ISBN 0-921381-27-1
Plug In Editions 2004.


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