4 Mar

We just came back from Edmonton where we are exhibiting EVERGLADES at the Galerie CAVA. It was a wonderful experience. Thanks to Ahmed Hassan, Émilien Durand, Marie, and Doris Charest. Thanks also to Gerry Straathof for his expertise with the Bidule. We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and Arts NB.

Everglades is on display until April 10, 2020


Nous revenons d’Edmonton où nous exposons EVERGLADES à la galerie CAVA. Ç’a été une très belle expérience. Merci à Ahmed Hassan, Émilien Durand, Marie ainsi qu’à Doris Charest. Merci aussi à Gerry Straathof pour son expertise avec le Bidule. Nous remercions aussi le Conseil des arts du Canada et Arts NB pour leur soutien.

L’exposition est en montre jusqu’au 10 avril 2020.


¬ Entrevue radia à l’émission Culture et confiture avec Mireille Langlois

L’installation Everglades de Valerie LeBlanc et Daniel H. Dugas
Publié le 29 février 2020Rattrapage du samedi 29 février 2020

14 Dec

Everglades, un livre coécrit avec Daniel H. Dugas et publié à Prise de parole est en nomination dans la catégorie littérature pour les Éloizes 2020!

Finalistes 2020 – Artiste de l’année en littérature #Éloizes

Daniel H. Dugas et Valerie LeBlanc – Poésie, Everglades
Jonathan Roy – Poésie, Savèches à fragmentation
Réjean Roy – Illustrations, B pour bayou

Communiqué (AAAPNB)https://create.piktochart.com/output/42303413-communique-devoilement-finalistes-2020

19 Nov

Je suis très contente de faire partie de ce numéro de la Revue Ancrages. Mon texte s’est dévoilé au coin de la Rue Botsford et du Boulevard Wheeler entre 10h et 11h. Merci à Rachel Duperreault et à Sonya Malaborza!

Thanks to Rachel and Sonya for their work on Ancrages #21. Thanks to Ancrages for the gift of time to get out and write!

Text + photos: http://ancrages.ca/edition/no-21-acadie24/valerie-leblanc/

Video: https://vimeo.com/368919506

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

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


30 PRINTED MATTER BOOKSTORE, comforting offer

17 Oct


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

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

Videopoetry / Vidéopoésie

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