13 Nov

The Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines the ‘snapshot’ as 1) a casual photograph made typically by an amateur with a small handheld camera and 2) an impression or view of something brief or transitory.

While amateur relates to unprofessional, or non-professional, the first definition is dated by the fact that recording devices, while becoming smaller, are also now capable of more definition; in the case of cameras, we are capturing more pixels quicker and gathering a more clear picture of the focus our eyes make. In a sense, the term amateur might be a relic, a judgement of standards from bygone days.

To the second point, as the pace of modern life speeds up through Internet advancements, we scan social media to take in or leave out data according to our interests. While the essence of life is fleeting, the hope is to synthesize something real, or to fabricate a record of something perceived as the reality of a moment.

Valerie LeBlanc
November 11, 2019

1 STATUE OF LIBERTY – from Staten Island Ferry

2 Guggenheim – exterior

3 Guggenheim – ARTISTIC LICENSE entrance

4 Guggenheim BACK OF THE NECK, Jean-Michel Basquiat, 1983

5 Guggenheim – MOONLIGHT, Philip Guston, 1978

6 Guggenheim – EARTH TO EARTH ASHES TO ASHES DUST TO DUST,
Lawrence Weiner, 1970

7 Guggenheim – Interior levels

8 Central Park – tunnel under bridge

9 Central Park – City view with pathway

10 MoMa (outside) – tour bus advertising CALL OF DUTY, MODERN WARFARE,
video game launch, October 25

11 MoMA (In the gallery of artists reflecting on War) COLLECTIVE SUICIDE,
David-Alfaro-Siqueiros, 1936

12 MoMA closeup: COLLECTIVE SUICIDE, David-Alfaro-Siqueiros, 1936

13 MoMA: SEESAW ACROSS MEXICAN BORDER, Teeter-Totter Wall, meant to foster a sense of unity between the two nations. The work of architecture studio Rael San Fratello, a partnership between San Jose State interior design faculty member Virginia San Fratello and UC Berkeley architecture professor Ronald Rael, author of the 2017 book Borderwall as Architecture: A Manifesto for the U.S.-Mexico Boundary.

14 MoMA – VL

15 Museum of the Moving Image – Handy-Looky, early portable

16 Museum of the Moving Image – early experiments in capturing movement – bird

17 Museum of the Moving Image – film strip drying spool

18 Museum of the Moving Image – VL, image capture on Digital Flipbook

19 Museum of the Moving Image – exterior patio of museum (surreal space)

20 Snug Harbour Museum grounds – architecture and carriageway

21 Snug Harbour Museum – Mammoth

22 Hudson Yards – VESSEL

23 Statue wash

24 Street manifestation for impeachment

25 Street vendor – Broadway

26 Time Square – RUMORS OF WAR

27 Time Square

28 Time Square – VOTE: image mockup from John Carpenter’s They Live

29 911 MEMORIAL

30 PRINTED MATTER BOOKSTORE, comforting offer

17 Oct

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We are happy to announce that our video « Fundy » has been selected for the 32nd Instants Vidéo. The screening is scheduled for November 10 in Marseille at the Friche la Belle de Mai (CARTONNERIE), 41 rue Jobin, 13003. Here is the program for the 5 pm screening:

« Images de la nature / Nature des images »: films de Valerie LeBlanc & Daniel H. Dugas (Canada), Susanne Wiegner (Allemagne), William A Brown (USA), Inés Wickmann (Colombie-France), Félix Blume (France)

 


Content d’annoncer que notre vidéo « Fundy » a été sélectionné pour les 32e Instants Vidéo. La projection aura lieu le 10 novembre à Marseille à la Friche la Belle de Mai (CARTONNERIE), 41 rue Jobin, 13003. Voici le programme pour la projection de 17 h :

« Images de la nature / Nature des images »: films de Valerie LeBlanc & Daniel H. Dugas (Canada), Susanne Wiegner (Allemagne), William A Brown (USA), Inés Wickmann (Colombie-France), Félix Blume (France)

Le festival : programme au jour le jour/Program: https://www.instantsvideo.com/blog/archives/4521

9 Oct

We were (Daniel H. Dugas and I) over in Halifax to meet with Laura Ritchie and to look at the exhibition space at MSVU Art Gallery. Our installation Fundy will be seen there from August 29 – November 1, 2020. #excited

 

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25 Sep

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We are (Daniel H. Dugas and Valerie LeBlanc) very happy to say that Everglades the Installation will be shown from February 28 to April 10, 2020, at the Centre d’arts visuels de l’Alberta in Edmonton. It will then be exhibited at the Galerie Colline in Edmunston, NB – July 2 – September 6, 2020! This installation will present, for the first time, a global view of our project.

Nous sommes (Daniel H. Dugas et Valerie LeBlanc) très contents d’annoncer qu’Everglades l’installation sera présentée du 28 février au 10 avril 2020 au Centre d’arts visuels de l’Alberta à Edmonton. Après l’exposition à la Galerie Cava l’exposition sera présentée à la Galerie Colline d’Edmundston, NB – 2 juillet au 6 septembre 2020 ! Cette installation donnera pour la première fois un aperçu global de notre projet.

13 Aug

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We (Daniel H. Dugas and Valerie LeBlanc) just finished our project Around Osprey. We were artists in residence in Osprey, FL from July 1 to August 15 2018. It was an incredible experience of discoveries and encounters. Again we would like to thank everyone at the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast for their help. We would also like to acknowledge artsnb and the Canada Council for the Arts for their support.

Around Osprey is comprised of 12 videos and one interactive element to be screened together.
For more information on the installation: https://ospreycaretta.wordpress.com/portfolio/installation/
and for more info on the videos: https://ospreycaretta.wordpress.com/project-type/video/

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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http://www.prisedeparole.ca/auteurs/?id=1264

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