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28 Apr

[Downtown: Pastimes] Part of my practice involves using video in ways that are sometimes perceived to be proprietary to film. In my 2003 series Downtown, the images on billboards are literally positioned as ‘the thinking image’ [1] as defined by Gilles Deleuze in Cinema 2: The Time-Image. The images of people, laid out by marketers to sell condominium lifestyle, are juxtaposed with texts that speak thoughts for those

11 Mar

Quasi-Modo in flight, H 16in x W 24in, photograph Quasi-Modo is a character from my unpublished novel: TOTEMS, a bioengineering comedy Quasi-Modo, before lift-off, H 16in x W 24in, photograph Quasi-Modo surveys the landscape, H 24in x W 16in,

9 Mar

Quasi-Modo, winter landscape, H 16in x W 24in, photograph Quasi-Modo is a character from my unpublished novel: TOTEMS, a bioengineering comedy Quasi-Modo capturing the last of the sun, H 16in x W 24in, photograph Quasi-Modo, winter landscape, H 16in x W 24in,

7 Mar

Valerie LeBlanc as La Dauphine, H 16in x W 24in, photograph La Dauphine: The creature rises from the sea, 2006 Character enactments for the video of the same name. During a residency, I worked with Daniel Dugas and a community of residents, in Vallauris, France to create the myth of La Dauphine, a creature from the sea. I stood in for many of the costumed appearances for the main character. The photographs were shown at the

5 Mar

In this love poem, playful energy and passion welcome the New Year. Va danser – 2011 from Valerie LeBlanc on

2 Mar

The Poetry Ghost Squid, in studio setting, H 24 in x W 36 in, photograph The Poetry Ghost Squid, 2003 – 2005 The costume is inscribed with poetry from Time Travel in This Moment. www.timetravelinthismoment.com Two of the Poetry Ghost Squid photographs are in the collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. (2007 Acquistions) The Poetry Ghost Squid, squid swimming, H 36 in x W 24in, photograph Still from A Mystery,

20 Feb

Valerie LeBlanc. (1989) Montréal, Québec.  22″ x 30″  ink, pastel, graphite on rag paper. The illustration shows intentions reverse to the hair shirt of old.  The individual is wearing a coat of barbs as a barrier for survival. It is a device to ensure the preservation of a lone wolf mentality.  It denotes an attitude of assuming a stand of separation from others. At the same time, it shows an instinct for

9 Feb

In 2005, EMMEDIA set out to create an expanded document to commemorate 25 years of its existence. Through the involvement of its many members, the histories and future aspirations grew into a formidable volume. I conducted these interviews 2005 – 06. They were eventually edited into Expanded Standard Time Line, Artists and Electronic Media in Calgary / Emmedia 1980 Through 2005 … See: Roots in the Past, Runners into the

3 Feb

This is the Time, This is the Place, essay, New Brunswick Media Ticks, Struts Gallery, Sackville, NB. 1998 ISBN:

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.

L’artiste pluridisciplinaire Valerie LeBlanc est vidéaste, poète, performeuse et essayiste. Son travail oscille entre le remarquable et le quotidien. Elle a exposé ses œuvres en Europe, en Australie et au Brésil. Elle crée des vidéopoèmes depuis le milieu des années 1980 et a inventé le MediaPackBoard (MPB), un appareil de projection mobile pour la performance.

Date : April 2020
Genre : Vidéopoésie/Videopoetry
Français/English


Videopoetry / Vidéopoésie

Small Walker Press

Date : January 2021
Genre : Poetry
English

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