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15 Jul

MediaPackBoard (MPB) Curates 2007 The MediaPackBoard (MPB) is a project that was planned for several years and was finally put together in the spring of 2005. The idea for this portable screening / performance unit evolved from earlier the portable gallery / performance projects – TRUNK: expositions près chez vous / exhibiting near you – TRUNK75 and LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION: We Are Getting Closer, a cross

15 May

Perspective might be a matter of adaptation. Communication might be a matter of body movement, voice, and which side of a wall you

22 Apr

• 20es Instants Vidéo, The Renovation, Marseilles, FR, 2007 When searching through architectural ruins, the great and small accomplishments of human activity can whisper and shout out through the muted rubble that remains.

13 Dec

Remembering Women Murdered by Men: Memorials Across Canada Sumach Press; 1 edition (Mar 1 2006) 978-1894549530 About the Authors: The Cultural Memory Goup includes Christine Bold, Professor of English at the University of Guelph; Sly Castaldi, Executive Director of Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis; Ric Knowles Professor of Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph; Jodie McConnell Human Rights and Equity Advisor; and Lisa

9 Jun

• Vallauris, exterior projection town square, La Dauphine, Vallauris, FR, 2006 • Emmedia, Calgary, AB, 2007 While preparing for the festival season, a small town in the south of France is surprised to receive a rising star in their midst. La Dauphine was created during a residency at A.I.R. Vallauris on the Côte dAzur. The video features local residents and the buzz surrounding the Cannes Film Festival. Une petite

2 May

Starting this Wednesday, May 17 (17h – 20h) MediaPackBoard (MPB) artists Valerie LeBlanc and Daniel Dugas will be out on the streets in Cannes screening their videos for public enjoyment. Watch the A.I.R. Vallauris website for the update of performances to be carried out by this itinerant theatre during the 59th Cannes International Film Festival (www.festival-cannes.fr) and in Vallauris A.I.R. Vallauris:

27 Oct

I am currently a Sessional Instructor in the Media Arts & Digital Technologies Department of the Alberta College of Art & Design in Calgary. Here are a couple of photo stills and a movie file of the video I presented during the opening night of the 2005 Faculty Exhibition. For the duration of the exhibition, I am showing a photo portrait of The Ghost Squid, a Hallowe’en costume persona built from poetry cue cards

17 Sep

Saturday morning at the Dieppe Market was full packed with buyers and sellers, people visiting, dropping by for coffee – generally, it was a high powered meet and greet event that has been taking place since it opened in the summer. Talking to people convinced me that this community venue had just been waiting for someone to get this market started! I came away with enough of Cajun John’s special spice mix to last

16 Sep

I was invited to take part in the opening weekend of the 19th Festival International du Cinéma Francophone en Acadie in Moncton, New Brunswick. Under the volet arts médiatiques co-sponsored by the Galerie Sans Nom, Daniel Dugas and I collaborated to perform the MediaPackBoard on three separate occasions. We also participated in a round table discussion of new media and media arts with the other visiting artists. During the

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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