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Virtual Reality Workshop with Lesley Klassen

Learn about the world of art and virtual reality.  Explore virtual reality animation creation, VR painting, sculpting, and basic interaction scripting using off the shelf VR art tools you can use today.

Dates: Saturday, April 7th 2018 (12pm-4pm)

Fees:  $60 VP + On Screen member / $80 non-member

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

Limit: 12 Participants

Instructor: Lesley Klassen

About the instructor:

Lesley Klassen has been invited as a guest speaker at Oculus Connect, a Facebook owned developer conference, to share his knowledge of best-practices in user experience and virtual reality design for virtual reality developers. He has been working in the field of virtual reality for 5 years and he has directed, and designed two virtual reality productions and produced12 virtual reality projects.

In partnership with On Screen Manitoba

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Temporal Contours v.02

Video Pool Media Arts Centre cordially invites you to Temporal Contours, a quarterly series of sound-based performances taking place in Poolside Gallery.

Friday March 9 2018 | 8pm | $10/$8 VP Members

Temporal Contours is intended to to create an open, inclusive and comfortable space for the exploration and experimentation of all things sonic.

For version 02 we’re thrilled to be able to host from California, Henry Kaiser, as well as sets from local Rosa Reaper and a new project called Raze, made up of two members of Civvie.

Feel free to come early / stay late, as we’ll be spinning records and serving drinks.

In addition, Eye and Ear Control Records will be here with the distro and a chance to hear some of what’s in stock.

co-presented with send+receive: a festival of sound & Eye and Ear Control Records

send+receive: a festival of sound

Eye and Ear Control Records

Rosa Reaper (CA): – https/rosareaper.bandcamp.com/
Rosa Reaper is a vocal performance project that began in 2012. It has roots in the vein of doom, punk, and experimental/choral singing. Rosa Reaper is the fable of the Rose Harvester.

Raze (CA) – http://civviesound.com
Raze is comprised of two members from Winnipeg improv trio Civvie. What is it? They aren’t sure yet, but who knows what the hell is going on these days.

Henry Kaiser (US) http://henrykaiserguitar.com/
Grammy-winning guitarist Henry Kaiser has appeared on more than 300 albums. A restless collaborator who constantly seeks the most diverse and personally challenging contexts for his music, Henry not only produces and contributes to a staggering number of recorded projects, he performs frequently throughout the USA, Canada, Europe and Japan.

Poolside Gallery is located on the 2nd floor of the Artspace Building at 100 Arthur St. Please use the elevator to access.

Video Pool is wheelchair accessible from the King St entrance.

 

 

Intermediate Camera Workshop with Wendy Buelow

During this one evening class, we will explore Video Pool’s newest cameras, the Sony PXW-FS7 and Sony PXW-FS5.

These cameras can capture video in 4K as well as HD, with good slow motion options.   We will go through the deep menus to set the cameras up for hands on practise, and learn about important features such as Cine EI and Custom Shooting Mode.

Dates: Tuesday, March 27th, 2018 (6pm-10pm)

Fees:  $60 member / $80 non-member

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

Limit: 6 Participants

Prerequisite: Experience and basic understanding of the other Video Pool cameras.

Instructor: Wendy Buelow

About the instructor:

Instructor Wendy Buelow has worked in professional video for many years with CBC and independent documentary projects.  She has taught basic video camera classes at Video Pool over many years of technological change.

 

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  • You can also Call: 204-949-9134 ext. 108 or visit our production facilities at unit 300, 100 Arthur St. Winnipeg, Manitoba.
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Cluster Festival – asinglewordisnotenough

Friday, March 2, 2018

Pre-Concert Lightning Talk 7pm

Doors/Show: 7:30/8:00pm

Limited Tickets HERE

Instruments fuse with bodies, freeing startling voices from inanimate objects…

 

Video Pool Media Arts Centre and Poolside Gallery have teamed up with the Cluster Festival this year and is excited to host asinglewordisnotenough, where Seth Parker Woods will play an intimate solo recital of works for cello and electronics by Pierre Alexandre Tremblay, Oliver Thurley, Monty Adkins, Chinary Ung, Martin Iddon and Mary Jane Leach.

Under Woods’ expressive hands, the cello becomes an amorphous hybrid of natural and digital creatures, unleashing bellowing cries, frail wails, and torrents of electronic noise.

Please bring a print-out or mobile copy of your ticket confirmation to claim your ticket(s) at the door.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT THE CLUSTER FESTIVAL WEBSITE

 

 

New Equipment – Sony FS5 and 55″ 4K Monitors

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Look how happy Rick looks, hoisting the new FS5 aloft!

Sony PXW-FS5 4K Camera

We are very happy to announce the newest addition to our camera line-up, the Sony PXW-FS5.
This sweet 4K camera is the younger sibling to our very popular PXW-FS7 4K camera.
We’ve included two 64 GB SD cards which will allow for two hours of the best quality 4K or about 10 hours of the best quality HD footage.
Here is a link to more details:
http://www.pro.sony.eu/pro/lang/en/eu/product/broadcast-products-camcorders-digital-motion-picture-camera/pxw-fs5/overview/

 

Samsung 55″ 4K Monitors

In addition to our new 4K camera, we have also recently purchased four 55″ 4K monitors.
These are available for members to rent for gallery installations, and to screen their glorious 4K projects shot with our 4K cameras.
https://www.samsung.com/us/televisions-home-theater/tvs/4k-uhd-tvs/55–class-mu6290-4k-uhd-tv-un55mu6290fxza/

Annual General Meeting 2018

Invitation to Video Pool Media Art Centre’s Annual General Meeting

When: Tuesday February 6, 2018 – 7 PM – 8PM

Location: Artspace Boardroom – 4th floor, 100 Arthur St.

Video Pool Media Arts Centre invites you to attend our AGM for the year ending June 30, 2017. We will share some information about the previous year and will be available for discussions about the future of VP, and an acknowledgement of our past. We will present our Financial Statements for the year ending June 30, 2017 and hold an election for the Board of Directors.

The AGM will begin at 7PM and will be followed with snacks and drinks and is a good opportunity to meet the Board of Directors, talk with staff, and share your ideas for the future!

Everyone is welcome to attend the AGM, though only members in good standing are able to vote. If you would like to purchase or renew your membership prior to the meeting, you can visit us in person or, for General Memberships, visit us online HERE.

AGENDA

  1. Call to Order
  2. Approval of the Agenda
  3. Approval of Minutes from previous 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 the Auditor (Booke & Partners)
  9. Nominations and Election of the Board
  10. Motion to Adjourn

We sincerely hope to see you there!!

 

Online Screening: Troubling Nostalgia curated by Noor Bhangu

Online Screening: Troubling Nostalgia

curated by Noor Bhangu

Zwei Indianer Aus Winnipeg by Darryl Nepinak

2008 | 2:40

Two ersatz “Indian warriors” chase a beautiful Indian maiden through the streets of Winnipeg. But she loves Chief Big Bear. Who is the hunter, and who the hunted in this tableau? Based on the 1964 German song, “Zwei Indianer Aus Winnipeg,” our heroes are in for a surprise when they reach the Ancient Lake of Schweinsteiger. The film was commissioned by the imagineNATIVE festival for their Culture Shock program.

Missed the online screening? Watch Zwei Indianer Aus Winnipeg on VUCAVU.com now!

The Indian Miracle by Divya Mehra

2004 | 2:33

A rickshaw driver and passenger chat about selfishness and trees without water.

Missed the online screening? Watch The Indian Miracle on VUCAVU.com now!

Documentary of My Father by Garland Lam Turner

2004 | 2:00

This documentary of the artist’s father is in Cantonese with English subtitles. The visual image is expressed by a technique called stop-motion painting where each stroke is recorded for 2 to 3 seconds. The footage is sped up to create a fluid painting motion.  Documentary of My Father is about Lam’s father before she knew him personally, before she was born.

Missed the online screening? Watch Documentary of My Father in VUCAVU.com now!

Troubling Nostalgia curator’s essay:

“Within modernity nostalgia is marginalized. It is treated as a failure to adapt… Nostalgia disturbs modern life.”

-Alastair Bonnett [Left in the Past: Radicalism and the Politics of Nostalgia, p.10]

In recent anti-colonial discourse, nostalgia has been employed as a strategy to revisit and revive pre-contact past on one’s own terms for one’s own. Because of its “failure to adapt” to the structures of modern life, nostalgia is evoked as a radical tool that can trouble the colonial. Through these films, I explore the ways in which nostalgia can also spill into and trouble the lives of those already marked by colonialism. In brushing up against colonial, pre-colonial, and personal sets of nostalgia Darryl Nepinak, Divya Mehra, and Garland Lam Turner deliberate on the persistence of memory in the present. Finally, in being troubled by and, in turn, troubling nostalgia, the artists demonstrate nostalgia’s incompatibility with radical modern life.

Darryl Nepinak’s Zwei Indianer Aus Winnipeg follows the adventures of two white men – costumed as Plains Indians – chasing a young Indigenous woman around the city of Winnipeg. Setting the tone for the drama is a 1964 German song whose chirpy notes facilitate a return to the not-so-distant romantic past when Indigenous bodies and lands were up for grabs. Running after the energetic, albeit bored, woman the hungry men are tricked into Lake of Schwinestieger, which activates their full transformation into indigeneity. Yet even after the emergence of Indigenous life from the fictional lake there linger notes from the German soundtrack – pointing us to consider how colonial nostalgia continues to haunt the contemporary landscape.

Divya Mehra’s The Indian Miracle articulates nostalgia of another variety, one that is produced through anti-colonial means. The film starts with the artist getting inside a motor-rickshaw, asking the driver if he knows the way to Vikram Hotel. After getting in the rickshaw, questions about directions are replaced by a dialogue on Deepak Chopra and ways to find inner peace. Deepak Chopra, like other self-help gurus, represents a peculiar kind of nostalgia that is rooted in the desire to return to pre-colonial India: a time when Hindus, Buddhists, Jains etc. are imagined to have existed in a peaceful whirlpool before the arrival of the Persian and then British colonizers. Mehra asks, “Do we have to ignore the poor to achieve inner peace?” Yes, because the future-oriented nostalgia of Chopra has no space for the troubled conditions of the present.

Sitting close to Nepinak and Mehra is the artist, Garland Lam Turner, whose work, Documentary of My Father, presents on the inheritance of familial history and the inheritor’s place within it. Produced through the technique of stop-motion painting, the film recounts the life of the artist’s father – his birth in Hong Kong, life under the Japanese invasion, education, work, marriage, and his eventual move to Canada. Lam’s film gives in completely to the unraveling of her father’s life and his portrait until the final moment, when the artist steps inside the frame to distinguish her place within her father’s narrative. Listening to one’s parents and their immigration histories is an ethical action but it is also true that listening can easily dissolve into a secondhand nostalgia, which can then encroach upon and diminish the agency of the listener.

About the curator:

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.

Exhibit – No Man’s Land – Duo Couturier / Lafargue

No Man’s Land – Louis Couturier & Jacky Georges Lafargue

Artist Presentation / Reception – Friday Jan 12 2018 7 pm

Exhibit runs Jan 12 – Feb 16 2018
Gallery hours Wed – Sat 12-5
Poolside Gallery
221-100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg MB

No Man’s Land

No Man’s Land started with a residency supported by the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec in Manitoba (2016). The purpose of this residency was to follow the Manitoba-United States boundary strip, which is 6 meters wide by 444 kilometers long. This line, neither American nor Canadian, is a true no man’s land separating Manitoba from the states of North Dakota and Minnesota. We explored, traveled, photographed and filmed it. Our main action was to take samples (soil squares and soil prints). Ten samples were taken. The video set of landscape and interventions of real samplings carried out constitutes a artialisation: that is to say an artistic transformation of the boundary landscape. This artialisation is applied at Poolside Gallery in the form of an installation called No Man’s Land. The samplings materialize the boundary line and the videos reveal rural environments swept by the wind, without a living soul. These images are the opposite of what a border represents for those of us who wish to pass it. A place where everyone waits for his turn to be validated, stamped. A barrier that recent american political decisions (Trump) push more and more men, women and families to cross illegally. Our artistic experience of this no man’s land made us see how this line that is both concrete and abstract is an in-between, a space by which we are all at once attracted and suspicious! An empty space acting as an interface acting as a window on the world opposite. A limit to travel and to cross!

Duo Couturier Lafargue – www.couturierlafargue.com

Jacky Georges Lafargue and Louis Couturier are interested in out of ordinary and singular environments where they operate different types of interventions and actions.

 Their latest projects led them to stay in an open-pit asbestos mine, to explore the effects of copper mining on the surrounding nature, to discover a huge hydro-electric reservoir that drowned an entire hunting area of the Cree Nation, to browse the future sites of highway 138 extension in a wild and isolated nature, to look for the vestiges of an old paper mill in the Gaspésie forest along a salmon river, to intervene in the Australian nature and on the international border between Manitoba and the United States. Photographing, filming, collecting real elements, making markings, overlays and modular constructions, taking samples are among the actions in situ conducted by Duo Couturier Lafargue on these specific sites. This material is then used to create works as well as multidisciplinary installations. Since 2016 The Duo continues a sculptural series (Geographical Sculpture) based on the geographical maps and the characteristics of several types of territories: cities, countries, islands … Each territorial treatment was inspired by a multitude of information collected about it . All these projects are detailed on the website www.couturierlafargue.com

Duo Couturier Lafargue has exhibited in the past five years at Center Langage Plus (Alma, Quebec, 2015), at the University of Rochester (Rochester, NY, 2014), at Sporobole Center in Contemporary Art (Sherbrooke, Quebec, 2014). ), Yukon Arts Centre (Whitehorse, Yukon, 2013), Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (2011-2012).

Their next exhibitions will take place at Video Pool (Winnipeg, Manitoba, January 2018), Circa (Montreal, Quebec, April 2018), Biennale art nOmad 2 “Intus Ex” (traveling exhibition in France, Germany and Switzerland, May 2018) and at Occurrence: Contemporary Art and Essays (Montreal, Quebec, September 2018).

No Man’s Land – (FR)

No Man’s Land découle d’une résidence soutenue par le Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec qui a été menée au Manitoba en 2016. Celle-ci avait pour objet la bande frontière entre le Manitoba et les États-Unis dont les dimensions sont de 6 mètres de largeur par 444 km de longueur. Cette ligne, ni américaine ni canadienne, est un véritable no man’s land qui sépare le Manitoba des états du Dakota du Nord et du Minnesota. Nous l’avons explorée, parcourue, photographiée et filmée. Notre principale activité sur celle-ci consistait à prélever des échantillons (carrés de sol et tableaux-empreintes). Dix prélèvements ont été réalisés.

L’ensemble vidéo du paysage et des interventions de prélèvements réels qui y sont menés constitue une artialisation c’est-à-dire une transformation artistique du paysage frontalier. Celle-ci est appliquée à la Pool Gallery sous la forme d’une installation intitulée No Man’s Land.

Les prélèvements matérialisent la ligne frontière et les vidéos font découvrir des environnements ruraux balayés par le vent, sans âme qui vive. Ces images se situent à l’opposé de ce qu’une frontière représente pour ceux d’entre nous qui souhaitent la passer. Un endroit où chacun attend son tour pour être validé, tamponné. Une barrière que les récentes décisions politiques américaines (Trump) poussent, de plus en plus d’hommes, de femmes et des familles à traverser illégalement.

Notre expérience artistique de ce no man’s land nous a fait voir à quel point cette ligne à la fois concrète et abstraite est un entre-deux, un espace  par lequel nous sommes tous  à la fois attirés et méfiants ! Un espace vide, un interface  faisant office de fenêtre sur le monde d’en face.

Une limite à franchir et à parcourir !

Duo Couturier Lafargue

Jacky Georges Lafargue et Louis Couturier s’intéressent aux environnements hors normes et singuliers où ils opèrent différents types d’interventions et d’actions.

Leurs plus récents projets les ont amenés à séjourner dans une mine d’amiante à ciel ouvert, à explorer les effets d’une exploitation de cuivre sur la nature environnante, à découvrir un immense réservoir hydro-électrique qui a noyé tout un territoire de chasse appartenant aux Cris, à parcourir les futurs sites de prolongement de la route 138 dans une nature isolée et sauvage, à rechercher les vestiges d’un ancien moulin à papier dans la forêt gaspésienne le long d’une rivière à saumon et à intervenir dans la nature australienne et sur la frontière internationale entre le Manitoba et les Etats-Unis.

Photographier, filmer, récolter des éléments réels, réaliser des marquages, des recouvrements et des constructions modulaires, prélever des échantillons sont parmi les actions in situ menées par le Duo Couturier Lafargue sur ces sites spécifiques. Ce matériel est ensuite utilisé pour créer des œuvres ainsi que des installations pluridisciplinaires.

Le Duo poursuit également depuis 2016 une série sculpturale (Sculpture Géographique) à partir des cartes géographiques et des caractéristiques de plusieurs types de territoires : villes, pays, îles… Chaque traitement de territoire s’est inspiré des multiples renseignements recueillis à son sujet.

Tous ces projets sont détaillés sur le site www.couturierlafargue.com

Le Duo Couturier Lafargue a exposé ces cinq dernières années au Centre Langage Plus (Alma, Québec, 2015), à l’Université de Rochester (Rochester, État de NewYork, 2014), chez Sporobole Centre en art actuel (Sherbrooke, Québec, 2014), au Yukon Arts Centre (Whitehorse, Yukon, 2013), au Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal (2011-2012).

Leurs prochaines expositions auront lieu à Video Pool (Winnipeg, Manitoba, janvier 2018), Circa (Montréal, Québec, avril 2018), Biennale art nOmad 2 « Intus Ex» (exposition itinérante en France, Allemagne et la Suisse, mai 2018) et à Occurrence : Espace d’art et d’essai contemporains (Montréal, Québec, septembre 2018).

Temporal Contours – Sound Performance Social

Video Pool Media Arts Centre cordially invites you to Temporal Contours, a new quarterly series of sound-based performances taking place in Poolside Gallery.

To kick off the series we welcome Burden, Dogon Lock and Joel Mierau,

Temporal Contours is intended to to create an open, inclusive and comfortable space for the exploration and experimentation of all things sonic.

Friday December 8 2017 | 7:30PM

Feel free to come early / stay late, as we’ll be spinning records and serving drinks.

In addition, Eye and Ear Control Records will be here with the distro and a chance to hear some of what’s in stock.

co-presented with send+receive: a festival of sound & Eye and Ear Control Records

send+receive: a festival of sound

Eye and Ear Control Records

Burden:

bbrrddnn.bandcamp.com

facebook.com/bbrrddnn/

soundcloud.com/bbrrddnn

Dogon Lock

Tape music for fans of tape music:

https://m.youtube.

Joel Mierau

Joel Mierau is an artist working with sound, living in Winnipeg. He is always listening. His process is informed by this intimate perception of subtle changes in sounds which influence how he navigates through his work & performances; many of which consist of long tones and the discrete movement of objects. The act of intentional discretion is used to create sonic events that lead listeners across the barriers that hinder oneself from being present in the moment, to actively listen, and to possibly find something to be desired from within their discomfort.

Poolside Gallery is located on the 2nd floor of the Artspace Building at 100 Arthur St. Please use the elevator to access.

Video Pool is wheelchair accessible from the King St entrance.

 

 

Canada Council for the Arts Workshop

Date: Tuesday, December 12th

Time: 6pm – 9pm

Fees: FREE

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

Facilitator: laura jeanne lefave

(Program Officer Canada Council for the Arts, Explore and Create)

This workshop will focus on the grants for individuals (both artists and curators), groups or collectives that may apply to Explore and Create program; covering both Media Arts (Moving Images and New Media) as well as Digital Arts.

There will be a general session with an overview of the program guidelines and application form as well as address the portal application process with a Q & A to follow.

Individual meetings can be scheduled in the afternoon for those who cannot make the workshop or would like to have specific questions addressed.

  • For more information: Please contact the Education Manager at  vped@videopool.org & milos@winnipegfilmgroup.com