Poolside Gallery Launch Party

+VP Seeded poster-FINAL copyWhen: May 12 | 7pm to 1am
Where: 2nd Floor of Artspace – 100 Arthur Street

FINALLY, after nearly 35 years of supporting the development, exploration and dissemination of Winnipeg’s creative artistic practice, Video Pool Media Arts Centreannounces the opening of our very own POOLSIDE GALLERY, an intimate presentation venue for the creative exploration of media arts practices.

Come and celebrate with us at the May 12th launch where the techniques and aesthetics of media arts practices meet with the elements of the natural environment in the exhibition SEEDED. Music by DJ Ruthless.

What is POOLSIDE?
The POOLSIDE Media Art Gallery will be Winnipeg’s only gallery dedicated to contemporary media arts practices. It will provide local and visiting artists an intimate venue to showcase their work in a physical space. Located on the second floor of the Artspace building, POOLSIDE will be an important catalyst in the development of Manitoba’s media artists and will act as a social hub for community engagement, critical reflection and learning.

The name POOLSIDE comes from a publication created and developed at Video Pool Media Arts Centre from 1989-2009. Each book was a resource for artists, curators and historians and provided an opportunity for video and media artists to have their works highlighted. It’s exciting to turn that celebrated publication into a physical place where the audience can enjoy a more personal experience with the art.

How Will It Work?
POOLSIDE Gallery will provide a platform for the research and dissemination of exploratory practices in media art installations and events, and will act as an extension of Video Pool’s current facilities (Flex Studio, 5.1 Surround Suite, Tracking Studio, Isolation Booth, Electronics Lab, Temperature Controlled Archive). POOLSIDE will be made available to media artists to develop, disseminate and document media art installations and performances and host workshops for presenting artists to share information on the process and technologies that illustrate their curriculum.

If you wish to financially support POOLSIDE you can do so through Canada Helps, or by contacting VP at vpdirector@videopool.org