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Dinka Pignon – Artist in Residence

Dinka Pignon will be the Artist in Residence from August 15-30. Pignon is 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 Center in Vancouver. Dates for Pignon’s artist talk and exhibition TBA.

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Motors!Motors!Motors!Motors!Motors!

This workshop will guide you through the exciting and mysterious world of Motors! In this workshop we will connect and drive Servo Motors!, Stepper Motors!, DC Motors!, and AC Motors!. The focus will be on hands on results (not too much theory I promise) to make the amazing  possibilities of Motors! available to your artistic projects and practice.

 

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Dates: Tuesday, July 25 , 2017 (6pm-9pm)

Fees: $60 member / $80 non-member

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

Limit: 6 Participants

Instructor: Andrew Milne

About the instructor:

 

Andrew John Milne is an independent media artist based in Winnipeg Manitoba who invents anachronistic optical mechanisms to explore the construction of dreams and knowledge. I have created work that has exhibited locally, nationally and internationally.

  • 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 AGM

Annual General Meeting of Video Pool Media Arts Centre

June 26th, 2017 – 7PM – Artspace Boardroom

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1. Call to Order

2. Approval of the Agenda

3. Approval of Minutes from June 30, 2016 AGM

4. Report from the President of the Board

5. Executive Director’s Report

6. Departmental Reports

7. Financial Report for year ending June 30, 2016.

8. Appointment of Auditor for 2016/17

9. Nominations and Election of the Board of Directors

10. Motion to Adjourn

 

 

Food and Drink will be provided following the meeting.

Please come by to learn about future programs and mingle with staff and board.

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.

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.

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Dates: Tuesday, July 4 and Wednesday, July 5, 2017 (6pm-9pm), 2017

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

 

Curators of the 2017 Online Screenings

Meet the Curators of the 2017 Online Screenings

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January 2017

Jessica Murwin is an independent filmmaker and programmer based in Montreal, Quebec. Her focus is championing stories about and by women, First nations and LGBTQAI+ peoples in the hopes of reclaiming narratives from white-cis-hetero-patriarchy. She would love to meet your pets.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Madeline Jantz- marchMaddy Jantz

March 2017

My name is Maddy Jantz and I’m a student of sociology, musician and aspiring filmmaker. I’ve lived in Winnipeg my whole life, and am just beginning to step into the marvellous film scene that shines so brightly in our city. While choosing the pieces for this year’s International Women’s Day online screening, I saw it as crucial to choose pieces that would help us reflect on our world’s current state, as well as on our individual reactions and our shared humanity.

 

 

 

 


 

 

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July 2017

Mariana Muñoz Gomez is an artist living in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She is interested in addressing issues of identity, language, and otherness in her work, particularly as they relate to marginalization in the West.

 

 

 

 

 


Yasmin Nurming-Por-Septebmer

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September 2017

Yasmin Nurming-Por (b.1989) is a curator, writer and educator from Toronto, ON, based in Banff, AB. Previous curatorial projects include Blind White (2015), At Sea (2015), andARCTICNOISE(2015). Her writing has appeared in Drain Magazine, esse, Inuit Art Quarterly, thisistomorrow.org, and c magazine. In 2015-2016 she was a instructor of Art History and Media Writing at Humber College in Toronto. Yasmin holds an M.A. in Art History from the University of Toronto (2013), and is currently the Curatorial Research Practicum at the Walter Phillips Gallery at the Banff Centre.

 

 


Noor Banghu- NovemberNoor Bhangu

November 2017

Harnoor Bhangu holds a BA in History of Art from the University of Winnipeg, where she is currently working on her MA in Cultural Studies: Curatorial Practices. She focuses primarily on South Asian, Central Asian and Middle-Eastern artists who interrogate gender, religion and diaspora in their work. In her recent work, she has begun to look critically at the ways in which marginalized bodies take up or contest spaces online.

 

 

Welcome Beth Schellenberg

 

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Video Pool Media Arts Centre is thrilled to have Beth Schellenberg working with us over the summer.  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

We are grateful to Canadian Heritage and the Young Canada Works program for partially funding the position.

Scott Leroux – Paradigm TV June 16 – July 17

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

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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.

Job Call: Programming Assistant (Summer Student)

Video Pool Media Arts Centre is hiring for the position of Program Assistant. This position is a 16 week position at 35 hours/week. The funding is partially coming from the Young Canada Works program, as such we are looking for a current student under the age of 30 who will be returning to school in the fall. The position would fit a post-secondary student studying Fine Arts or Art History. The Program Assistant will be responsible for executing the summer programming in our new Poolside Gallery.

Committed to employment equity, Video Pool Media Arts Centre encourages applications from Indigenous people, people with disabilities, members of visible minority groups and women.

Application deadline: June 5, 2017 by 5pm

Anticipated start date: June 12, 2017
Anticipated end date: August 31, 2017

Salary: $15/hr
The ideal candidate will:

o Be a postsecondary student studying Fine Arts or Art History.

o Proficient in working in a Mac environment.

o An understanding of WordPress, Twitter, Facebook & Instagram.

o Work well as part of a team.

o Strong organizational skills.

o Demonstrated ability for attention to detail.

o The ability to take direction and to self direct

HOW TO APPLY:

Submit a cover letter and CV by June 5, 2017 by 5PM.

To: vpdirector@videopool.org

Subject: Program Assistant Position

Moving Images: An Introduction to Adobe Animate CC

Adobe Animate CC is an essential tool for artists who wish to create moving images for traditional video and film, experimental and web-based, interactive animation and media.

This course will cover the new potential and use of this newly refurbished and powerful visual media asset along with a hands-on in class use.

adobeanimatecc-900x472Dates: Saturday, June 10, 2017  (Noon-3pm)

Fees: $55 member / $75 non-member

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

Limit: 6 Participants

Instructor: Murray Toews

 

About the instructor:

Murray’s creative work spans the disciplines and media of drawing, film, audio-art and analog hand-drawn animation. He received a BFA first class honours degree with a thesis in advanced drawing.

Murray utilizes a “process-driven” animation technique that creates rapidly animated shorts.

He curated “Animator/Re-Animator” with screenings in Canada and Japan and in 2009 he created a series of animated shorts for Manufacturing Malfunction 3.0.

In 2012, his animated short Thought Camera, Reel One: “Circus of Objects” was the official selection for the NSI Online Short Film Festival.

“10 Years Before Happiness” is his latest short hybrid animation film.

  • 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