EmmaExecutive Director: Emma Hendrix
tel. (204) 949-9134, ext. 7
e-mail: vpdirector[at]

Emma is a sound and installation artist, sound designer, composer and cultural worker.  In his sound art practice he builds visceral, expressive environments that investigate the narratives of individual experience by revealing and exploring the inherent qualities of sounds, particularly field recordings, found sounds, and ‘machine languages’ of everyday things. Emma creates installations and performances as Manufacturing Entertainment with Julie Gendron, and composes for theatre, dance, video, film and new media installations and performances. In his administrative career he has served on several local and national boards and was active in the research and development of a Provincial Art Service Organization for media arts and digital practices in British Columbia. He has developed a practice around social purpose real estate and social enterprise for creative non-profits.


Bookkeeper: Kari-Ann Leathwood

tel. (204) 949-9134, ext. 5
e-mail: vpaccount[at]


DL-196To rent and purchase artwork for screenings or inquire about distributing your work, contact:

Distribution Manager: Jennifer Smith
tel. (204) 949-9134, ext. 4
e-mail: vpdist[at]

Jennifer is a Métis curator, writer and arts administrator in Winnipeg, Canada.  She works at Video Pool Media Arts Centre leading their Distribution Department. Jennifer is the President of the board for the Coalition of Canadian Independent Media Art Distributors, is the chair of Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA) and works with on the boards of the National Indigenous Media Arts Coalition (NIMAC), the Manitoba Artist-Run Centre Coalition (MARCC) and the Artist-Run Centres Collective and Conference (ARCA). As a curator she focuses on researching craft based contemporary art, women’s work and feminism.  Jennifer has curated exhibits and video programs for the Manitoba Craft Council, Video Pool Media Arts Centre, Open City Cinema, MAWA, the Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library, and has been published in Studio Magazine.

Outreach & Education

To sign up for or inquire about workshops or to get information on our funds, contact:

Education Manager: Heidi PhillipsHeidi
e-mail: vped[at]

Heidi  is an experimental filmmaker and installation artist from Manitoba, Canada with an affinity for the tactility of the filmic medium. Phillips’ often uses thrifted super 8 films, contact printing and darkroom experiments to push her work into new places.  Her films have screened around the world at galleries and festivals such as The Power Plant in Toronto and Transmiedale in Berlin.  She was the recipient of the 2011 Manitoba Film Hothouse Award, and was honoured at Cinematheque with a retrospective of her work.

Heidi chose to complete her MFA at Transart Institute’s low-residency international program, in order to allow for the opportunity of staying active in local arts groups in Winnipeg, Canada. Since 2002, Phillips has been a contributing member of the media arts community in Canada, sitting on various boards such as send + receive: a festival of sound, teaching workshops for the Winnipeg Film Group and The University of Winnipeg, and serving on juries for the Canada Council for the Arts and Manitoba Arts Council.

Technical Services

For inquires regarding renting, pricing, and availability of equipment or facilities contact:

RickTechnical Manager 1: Rick Fisher
tel. (204) 949-9134, ext. 1
e-mail: vptech[at]

When not working at Video Pool, raising his young children or researching genocide, Winnipeg based video artist Rick Fisher makes videos over extended periods of time. After undergraduate art school, he worked underground in a mine for ten years. He was then accepted into graduate school where he was expelled and sued for $103 million for conspiracy to destroy one of America’s largest private art schools. He subsequently worked at video artist run centers on the Canadian prairies for twenty years. His latest video, Arcadia, has screened at 59 festivals and galleries around the world and was curated into Enhanced Vision – Digital Video, a project of The Digital Arts Community Committee of ACM SIGGRAPH. For over two decades, Rick has been assisting media artists of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and beyond to navigate the complexities of creating works with electronic moving image, sound and time.

CP/M, BNC, SMPTE, NTSC, PAL, GPI, A/B Roll, RAID 5, SPDIF, AIFF, CCD, PCM, SCSI voodoo, COAX, 75Ω termination, LTC, VITC, Amiga Toaster, Black Burst, U-Matic, 100 IRE, Media100, VHS, HI-8, Beta, IFVA, 14.4/28.8, http, HTML, these are just a few of the terms to take us through the 80’s and 90’s. We’ve seen it all and then some!


DL-210Technical Manager 2: Andy Rudolph
tel. (204) 949-9134, ext. 1
e-mail: vptech2[at]

Andy is an electro acoustician whose work spans nearly all facets of audio creation: musical composition and performance, interactive installation, audio engineering, field recording, software development and most points in between. In these roles, he has performed, exhibited and lectured the world over. Some of his various projects include enabling musical interactions with Beluga whales in the Hudson Bay, producing hip-hop (as alter-ego Grey Jay) and serving up classic surf rock as drummer for the Catamounts. He has performed as a soloist with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, playing the world premier of Venetian Snare’s The Hopeless Pursuit of Remission during the 2014 Winnipeg New Music Festival. His work with electronic rock outfit, Mahogany Frog, earned him a 2013 Western Canadian Music Award and a 2014 Juno nomination. Andy also runs a weekly drop-in digital art program for inner-city youth at Art City and serves on the board of the Wrench, a Winnipeg-based cycling charity.

Programming / Community Relations

DL-264Programming Coordinator: Kelsey Braun
tel. (204) 949-9134, ext. 5
e-mail: vpprogramming[at]

Kelsey is currently focusing his practice in the aural and visual parts of our world that remain on the periphery, the sights and sounds in the corner of our ears and eyes, using them to construct another kind of reality from within which we can either escape, or observe our own. Kelsey explores these environments using a uniquely contrasting and complimentary combination of audio and video to highlight, connect, and re-contextualize these phenomenon. These ideas are translated into sound performance and recording, video, and multi-media installations.







FullSizeRenderProgramming Assistant: Beth Schellenberg
tel. (204) 949-9134, ext. 5
e-mail: vpadmin[at]

Beth 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.