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Kelly Ruth – pH: Measurement of Success

pH: MepH_Work in progress 09:08:17asurement of Success is an interactive sound and light installation which uses conductive thread for circuits which are hand woven into cloth. At the heart of the installation is a hand woven cloth, dyed using plants, which represents the coral reef. Additionally a sound composition for the piece is designed in many parts and is affected by the presence of humans within the space.

Exhibition: October 6 – 28 2017

Artist Presentation: Friday October 6: 6pm

Reception: Friday October 6: 7 pm

Gallery hours: Wed – Sat 12 – 5 closed long weekends

Poolside Gallery is located on the 2nd flr of Artspace Building 100 Arthur st Winnipeg MB

send + receive: a festival of sound 2017 warm-up in Poolside Gallery – Friday September 22

Aston Coles Dec17Winnipeg_YearEndPoolside Gallery & Video Pool Media Arts is super excited to be a part of this primer to Send + Receive’s 2017 edition of it’s long-running festival! Please join us, first in Cinematheque for the film What About Me: The Rise of the Nihilist Spasm Band at 8:30 and afterward in Poolside Gallery for a reception and performance from Aston Coles. All signs point to this being a ruckus evening!!

send + receive began in 1998 as a project of Video Pool Media Arts Centre in response to new modes of creation and distribution emerging from technological developments in communications and audio/music industries. In 2001, due to an increase in interest for the event by local, national and international communities, send + receive became an incorporated entity, further enabling growth in creative and critical programming. send + receive and Video Pool are happy to continue their long-standing partnership through new forms, as this be the first of what we hope are many performances in sonic experimentation in Poolside Gallery.

co-presented with Winnipeg Film Group and Video Pool Media Arts Centre

v. 19 – Pre-festival event – Friday, September 22, 2017

NEW EQUIPMENT AT VIDEO POOL!

WITH HUGE THANKS to the Winnipeg Foundation and all of our POOLSIDE GALLERY DONORS, VP has been able to make some improvements in our presentation capacity and VR DEVELOPMENT.

See below for information on our new HD PROJECTORS, PA SPEAKERS, and VIVE VR DEVELOPMENT KIT

Epson3700 1080p Projector

Epson3700 1080p Projector

HD PROJECTION – Video Pool now has 2 Epson 3700 High Definition Projectors.

SPECS:

  • Projection System: 3LCD, 3-chip technology
  • Native Resolution: 1080p (1920 x 1080)
  • Colour Brightness: 3000 lumens
  • White Brightness: 3000 lumens

For more information about this projector, click HERE

 

 

NEW PA SPEAKERS FOR PERFORMANCES AND PRESENTATIONS

QSC K10 Powered Speakers

QSC K10 Powered Speakers

 

We now have a pair of these gorgeous sounding QSC K10 Powered Speakers.

Expect to hear them in use at some upcoming intimate sound art performances at the new Poolside Gallery!

You can read more about these speakers HERE

 

SPECS

  • 10” Woofer; 1.75” diaphragm compression driver
  • Maximum SPL 129 dB peak
  • 1000-watt continuous / 2000 Watts Peak
  • Onboard mixer with two combo XLR and ¼” inputs, and stereo RCA inputs, (three audio input sources); two direct channel outputs and single summed balanced output
  • Only 14.5Kg each

 

VIVE VR HAS ARRIVED AT VIDEO POOL!

VIVE VR Headset

VIVE VR Headset

Yes, Video Pool has acquired a brand new VIVE VR DEVELOPMENT KIT, including the VIVE VR headset, controllers and two base stations. The VIVE hardware is all running through a brand new CYBERPOWER PC (Intel i7-7700K 4.2GHz).cyberpower pc

The VIVE is currently set up in our third floor production centre so come by and have an experience!

Matt Smith Artist in Residence

 

We are looking forward to having Matt Smith as our Artist In Residence! Matt has been involved in media arts since the 1990s in a variety of capacities and has worked for the Ars Electronica Center in Linz, Austria, co-founded the loose collective of technicians and artists, FirstFloor Electronix, co-hosted the highly experimental FirstFlooRadioshow on CITR in Vancouver, and produced sound-art and radio shows for international broadcast. Matt founded Artist Run Limousine which between 2003 and 2009 spawned a series of international productions of “Audiomobile”, 59285b65-25bc-4ee9-af5f-6c9a4c4a89beand, as a member of the Second Site Collective, created an environmental sound piece 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. His interests are largely focussed on technical photography and digital networks, with a variety of projects exploring perception – not only of space and time, but also the technological ecology that we surround ourselves with.

Matt is giving a workshop at Video Pool (September 26/27) teaching participants how to connect popular creative real-time media environments (PD, Processing, other open-source software), to a simple, commercial laser-scanner. The workshop will cover basic laser-scanner operation, it’s overall limitations and capabilities, and will focus on using a computer to control the laser-scanner in real-time. Workshop participants will work collaboratively to develop a laser show to play inside Eckhardt Hall at the WAG. Matt’s piece is to be comprised of video clips of people dancing transposed into a laser show and triggered by music on the outside wall of the Winnipeg Art Gallery during Nuit Blanche 2017. The public is invited to contribute dance moves, poses or other movement by either visiting Poolside Gallery during the last half of September or submitting material online.

 

 

 

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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Video Pool Media Arts Centre announces Isolated Landscapes: Video by Prairie Women (1984-2009)

Still from Isolating Landscapes by Heidi Phillips

Still from Isolating Landscapes by Heidi Phillips

Isolated Landscapes:

Video by Prairie Women (1984-2009)

November 3 to December 1, 2017

Video Pool Media Arts Centre announces the exhibition Isolated Landscapes: Video by Prairie Women (1984-2009), curated by Kathy Rae Huffman. In development for over a year, the project will have four components: A physical Exhibition; an online exhibition; a series of public Gatherings; and a touring screening series in 2018.

Isolated Landscapes: Video by Prairie Women (1984-2009) is a major exhibition of the history of video art by women who live and work in the central Canadian region, or who have been 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, reveals their ability to utilize the available technology of the time, and many works respond to the region’s isolation and starkness, revealed in geographical, cultural and personal landscapes.  

All the works are held in the archives of Video Pool Media Arts Centre, many had early support from the organization, and demonstrates the many regional partnerships and mutual support of artists and agencies in the region.  

Video Artists are:  

Sharon Alward , Thirza Jean Cuthand, Shawna Dempsey, Nida Home Doherty, Elvira Finnigan, Wendy Geller, Garland Lam, Erika MacPherson, Maureen Medved, Divya Mehra, Lorri Millan, Hope Peterson, Heidi Phillips, Dominique Rey, Nicole Shimonek, Jennifer Stillwell, Reva Stone, Leslie Supnet, Sheila Urbanoski, and Lori Weidenhammer

In recognition of the role performance has played in the development of feminist video, Isolated Landscapes will include performances by:

Ming Hon; The Ephemerals: Jaimie Isaac, Niki Little and Jenny Western;  Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan; and Freya Björg Olafson.

The exhibition portion of Isolated Landscapes will be on view 3 November to 1 December, 2017 at Platform Centre for Photographic + Digital Arts, Winnipeg.

A digital exhibition will be available for free at VUCAVU.com 3 November to 3 December 2017, after which it will be available for online purchase.

A weekend of Video, Performances, and The Gathering, will take place November 17-19 in Winnipeg at the Poolside Gallery, MAWA and Platform Centre for Photographic + Digital Arts. The Gathering will be comprised of presentations selected from an open call, and will enhance the weekend with essential discussions about the future of video in a ‘post gender’, non-binary, technically enhanced world.  Deadline for submissions is September 15, 2017.   See the attached Call for Participation, also available online at:  videopool.org  

Four screenings will be held in early 2018: In Vancouver at VIVO Media Art Centre, Saskatoon at PAVED Arts, Montreal at Groupe Intervention Vidéo (GIV) and Halifax at the Centre for Art Tapes (CFAT).

Isolated Landscapes has been developed with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and with our partners, Platform Centre for Photographic + Digital Arts, Mentoring Arts for Women Artists (MAWA) and VUCAVU.com.

Additional biographical information, photos and texts are available from Video Pool Media Arts Centre.  

Call for Submission: Isolated Landscapes Gathering

Still from August by Sharon Alward

Still from August by Sharon Alward

Open Call: Isolated Landscapes: The Gathering

Deadline for submission:  September 15, 2017

Video Pool Media Arts Centre invites proposals from cis and trans-women, and trans and non-binary artists for presentations/performances, thematic subjects and points of view for The Gathering, which will take place Saturday, 18 November 2017, 10:30 – 5:30,and Sunday, 19 November 2017, 1:00 – 4:30.

The Gathering is a free public program, open to all.  It will be a day-long discussion moderated by Ardele Lister, on the occasion of the exhibition:  Isolated Landscapes: Video by Prairie Women (1984-2009), curated by Kathy Rae Huffman from the Video Pool Media Arts Centre Video Archive.  

We invite proposals from cis and trans-women, and trans and non-binary artists, researchers, scholars and activists to participate in a DAY-LONG SERIES of discussions about the issues and experiences faced in the often male-dominated field of media arts.

IN ADDITION TO HERSTORICAL AND PRESENT REALITIES, WE’D ALSO LIKE TO DISCUSS innovative future POSSIBILITIES for women’s WORK in an age of technological acceleration and expansion. The session will be moderated by Lister and co-directed by Huffman. The days will conclude with a potluck supper hosted at MAWA, and performance presentations.

Canadian Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals for formal or informal presentations. Possibilities can include discussions of a particular artist’s or group of artists’ works, broader thematic discussions about issues affecting women working in media arts, brief histories of a particularly underrepresented ‘scene’ or body of work pertinent to our moving forward, theoretical or practical research position papers, including topics such as intersectionalities of race, class, ethnicity, sexuality and gender-identification as they relate to artistic production and reception; navigation of institutions and contexts, including questions of canalization, and marginalization etc.

Presentations should be no longer than 30 mins, and oriented towards concrete discussion.

Participation is competitive, and participants will be selected by Ardele Lister and Kathy Rae Huffman, in collaboration with Video Pool Media Arts Centre.  A fee of $300 will be offered to each selected participant.  Those from outside of Winnipeg must organize their own travel and accommodation, however some assistance for housing may be available.

To ensure a broad range of people with different levels and kinds of experience and expertise, we ask each applicant to submit their CV/portfolio along with a 150 – 500 word letter of intent, with the title of your presentation, to isolatedlandscapes@videopool.org no later than Sept 15, 2017. (Please include Isolated Landscapes Gathering in the subject heading).

Selected participants will be notified by September 22, 2017.

The Gathering moderator:

 Ardele Lister, born and raised in Calgary, came to filmmaking when she co-founded the women’s collective ReelFeelings in Vancouver in 1973. When- in ‘76 – ReelFeelings’ film, So Where’s My Prince Already? was selected for the International Festival of Women’s Films in New York City, she relocated to New York.  Lister’s analog and digital works have been exhibited internationally in festivals, galleries, and museums. Her 1984 work Hell, a computerized interpretation of Dante’s Inferno, broke new ground in the creative applications by artists of otherwise commercial technologies, and helped shape a new digital aesthetic. The issue of defining identities in our globalized culture, and the role of media in shaping those identities, characterizes much of her research. Her works are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art (NY), the Centre Pompidou (Paris), the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa), the Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam) and the Kunsthalle (Berlin).  In 1977, she founded and edited The Independent, the first monthly publication for independent video and filmmakers, still in publication online. She teaches media in the Visual Arts Department at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and lives in Brooklyn.

 

The Exhibition Curator:

Kathy Rae Huffman is a freelance curator, networker and media art collector. Since the early 1980s, Huffman helped establish video and new media art, online and interactive art, installation and performance art in the visual arts world. She has curated for, written about and coordinated events for numerous international art institutions, consulted and juried for festivals and alternative arts organizations. Huffman not only introduced video and digital computer art to museum exhibitions, but she also pioneered tirelessly to bring television channels and video artists together in order to show video artworks on TV.  From the early 1990s until 2014, Huffman was based in Europe, and embraced early net art and interactive and 3D online environments in her curatorial practice. She is co-founder of FACES, an international online community for women in media art, in 1997. She has held curatorial posts at the Long Beach Museum of Art (California), the ICA Boston, and Cornerhouse, Manchester (UK). Huffman currently resides in Ventura County, Southern California.

 

Isolated Landscapes: Video by Prairie Women (1984-2009) is a project lead by Video Pool Media Arts Centre, with supporting partners Platform Centre for Photographic + Digital Arts, and Mentoring Artists or Women’s Art (MAWA), VUCAVU.com, and is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts.

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

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. This project is made possible through the direct support of the Winnipeg Foundation and through the ongoing support of our funders, donors and volunteers.

EXHIBITION EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 15!

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:

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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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