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10 Nov

I am happy to have my video Monocultural Stutter selected to be part of Underpinnings, the NSCAD Alumni Exhibition. The reception will be on Friday, December 1st 2017 from 5 – 7:30 at Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS. Two still from Monocultural Stutter (2015) 3:25 min About Underpinnings: NSCAD Alumni Exhibition: This year marks 130 years since Anna Leonowens first opened the Victoria School of Art in 1887. Since

9 Nov

Panel discussion ‘Issues surrounding About Florida Bay’ Left to right: Naturalist Steven Tennis; Interpretive Park Ranger Leon Howell; Dana Wildsmith; Valerie LeBlanc; Daniel H. Dugas; Nathaniel Sandler; Houston Cypress; Jason Hedges; Nick Gilmore. Not seen: Jason Hedges. On view at AIRIE Nest Gallery from October 1, 2017 – January 15, 2018: About Florida Bay, featuring work by Houston Cypress / Mark Dion /

7 Oct

Par SYLVIE MOUSSEAU vendredi 6 octobre 2017 Avec des œuvres médiatiques en montre dans divers pays, Daniel H. Dugas et Valérie LeBlanc traversent actuellement une période qu’ils estiment floridienne. Des vidéos poétiques tirés de leur projet Flow: Big Waters font partie d’une exposition collective internationale présentée au Parc national des Everglades en Floride. Couples dans la vie comme dans la création,

6 Oct

Matt Mullins from the Atticus Review just published a piece on Valerie LeBlanc’s Land of Shepherds and my video In Kisii. For more info: https://atticusreview.org/two-from-abroad/ Atticus Review is a daily online journal that publishes fiction, flash, poems, creative nonfiction, video, music, book reviews, cartoons, animation, and whatever else we find worthy of

28 Sep

Airie Nest Exhibition: About Florida Bay October 2017 – January 2018 We (Daniel H. Dugas and Valerie LeBlanc) are very happy that three of our Flow: Big Waters videos will be shown in the About Florida Bay exhibition. The Florida Bay, located between the Everglades National Park and the Florida Keys, has undergone a series of ecological changes that have severely altered its natural ecosystem and resulted in a critical

21 Sep

Isto Nao é um film. É um poema – Mostra competitiva International 4 Poetry Film This is not a film. It’s a poem – International Competitive Show 4 Poetry Film Sept 30, 2017 Cossoul – Sala Raul Solnado. Avenida Dom Carlos 1, 61, 1e Andar More info

15 Aug

I am very happy that Cultural Flotsam has been included in the 2017 Festival Silencio! Festival Silêncio is the celebration of word. Word as a creative unit and the vehicle of both thought and artistic creation is the engine behind this project. Festival Silêncio will take place in 2017 between the 28th of September and October 1st at Cais do Sodré, Lisbon. “This is not a movie. It’s a poem.” is a poetry film

18 Jun

Our (Daniel H. Dugas and Valerie LeBlanc)collaborative videos Illumination (2016) and Work and Love (1990 – part of Slices of Life) have been selected for the Output-Input exhibition. EMMEDIA Member’s Retrospective Exhibition runs: July 14 – August 26, 2017. EMMEDIA has been a place where media arts lives for almost 40 years! Having recently moved into our new location with two new presentation spaces, we will

5 Jun

Our collaborative (Daniel H. Dugas and Valerie LeBlanc) video Illumination has been selected for screening at the MIX Conference, Bath, UK. Date: 10th -12th July 2017 Poetry Film Screenings at Mix This selection has been curated by Lucy English, Reader in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University, co- founder of Liberated Words which creates, curates and screens poetry films and Zata Banks, founder of PoetryFilm, an

22 Apr

“Platform 450,” a transdisciplinary initiative hosted on the 450 acres of the Deering Estate, will draw together varied practices that converge on the exploration of scientific data and new technologies as they relate to our natural and historic site. Works on display demonstrate artistic practices that use virtual reality, microscopic imagery, sea level rise modeling, and social media with artists that include:

About Valerie LeBlanc

Originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, pluri-­disciplinary artist and writer Valerie LeBlanc has worked in Canada, the United States, Europe, and Australia. Her creations travel between poetry, performance, visual and written theory. Valerie LeBlanc has been creating video poetry since the mid 1980’s, and is the creator of the MediaPackBoard (MPB), portable screening / performance device. In the fall of 2012, she published her play The Raft, through Basic Bruegel Editions.

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