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6 Dec

In 1998, the December 6th Committee commissioned Artist Valerie LeBlanc to complete the commemorative sculpture Courage & Hope. The sculpture was designed to commemorate the loss of the fourteen young women killed in an act of violence against women at the Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal, 1989; and to give a sense of inspiration and hope for the future efforts and achievements of girls and women. The sculpture consists of

15 Nov

Somehow the legend arose that Atlas the giant was supporting the weight of the world.  The world turned, was plunged into darkness, and the legend was lost in the archives.  After a few nights of bad dreams in musty accommodations, entrepreneurs began to pull back the blinds from the lost passages.  As Alchemists, they searched for ways of increasing the quality of gold which could be held in the hands.  Time passed as

15 May

Big Hope Productions, is part of Limit(E) Productions and is a collaborative venture by Valerie LeBlanc and Daniel

12 Nov

THE TIME OF THE DAY November 12-17 1996 The gift of a watch has been used to mark many important events throughout a lifetime. Love, affection, retirement, the passage of time and the attainment of something is marked with such a gift. There are very valuable watches that can be used as collateral, to denote status in one’s community, a show of wealth. Cheap watches serve the function of marking, keeping time, and they

15 May

• Eastern Edge, Gold / Rush, (TRUNK©), Contemporary Visual Festival, St-John’s, NF • Hamilton Artist Inc.,Gold / Rush, (TRUNK©) Hamilton, ON • Itinérant / Mobile, Moncton, Notre-Dame, Sackville, NB, 1996-1997 Historic: TRUNK© was created in October of 1996 by Daniel Dugas and Valerie LeBlanc. At that time we were just coming back into the Maritimes from living in the US and in Alberta for 7 years. We

15 May

Statement In 1844 when Samuel Morse sent the first telegram in the United States, he breathed life into communication technology. That first message between Washington and Baltimore read, “What hath God wrought.” A few years later, Henry David Thoreau wrote in Walden: …We are in great haste to construct a magnetic telegraph from Main to Texas; but Main and Texas it may be, have nothing important to communicate. … In

15 May

• The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, MFA Show, Chicago, IL,

15 May

• EMMEDIA, Calgary, AB, 1993 • The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, MFA Show, Chicago, IL, 1993 In Transit offer a collection of daily life passages in ten parts. The visuals draw a wide range of locations. Gathered in cities, nature settings, carnival, various modes of public and private transport, they are sometimes ironically set to the voiceovers. The texts are observations and reactions presented in either

15 May

The Dahmer Tapes (1992) from Valerie LeBlanc on Vimeo. The same audio track is used with three separate tapes. Minimal visuals provide contemplative cues for the text. Pent up emotions surrounding the expose of a series of murders are released in one short breath. This series of 3 tapes are intended to be screened simultaneously. 3 channel video by Valerie LeBlanc and Daniel Dugas under the name Limit(e) Productions in

6 May

Three separate sets of images are used to illustrate the same soundtrack. An interplay of audio and visual elements create an ironic poetry. The tapes are a commentary of life in an urban setting. This series of 3 tapes are intended to be screened simultaneously. 3 channel video by Valerie LeBlanc and Daniel Dugas under the name Limit(e) Productions in

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.

Everglades
À partir de leur exploration du parc national des Everglades, Daniel H. Dugas et Valerie LeBlanc cartographient dans cet essai poétique les effets de la présence humaine sur le milieu naturel, les traces qu’elle y dépose. Everglades est une ode à la beauté, à la fragilité et à la résilience d’une nature aux prises avec une espèce envahissante, la nôtre.

Everglades
Through their exploration of the Everglades National Park, Daniel H. Dugas and Valerie LeBlanc document, in this poetic collection, the effects of human presence in the natural world and the traces left behind. Everglades is an ode to the beauty, the fragility and the resilience of nature faced with the invasiveness of a particular species, ours.

Date : Mars 2018
Genre : Poésie
Collection : Poésie
ISBN : 9782897441029
Français/English

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