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/

13 May

Time Travel in this Moment was created on February 17, 2002, and has been moved from its original location on May 12, 2019, to a WordPress site: https://timetravelinthismoment.wordpress.com

29 Apr

location-blog-april28-2019location, location, location: we are getting closer (May 22-26, 2002), was a portable webcam project carried out as our participation in the Atlantic Cultural Space Conference, Moncton, NB. For the project, we travelled east to the Conference from Calgary, Alberta. Flying into cities along the way, we worked in connection with the artist run centres: Videopool, Winnipeg, Saw Video, Ottawa and EMMEDIA, Calgary. Setting out with a portable/wireless apparatus, we communicated between the centres while conducting street interviews with anyone who wanted to talk about the quality of life in her/his city.

Valerie LeBlanc and Daniel H. Dugas

https://locationlocationlocationwearegettingcloser.wordpress.com/

18 Feb

Fundy (2019)

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Fundy
A projet by Valerie LeBlanc and Daniel H. Dugas

Learning that July 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing and the famous quote: “ … one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind,” we decided to combine our own voyages to capture the spirit of places in and surrounding the Fundy biosphere with this out-of-world historic event.

We set out to explore a wide range of sites within and surrounding the Fundy Biosphere. Our attention was drawn in many directions throughout this multi-season project. Visiting sites in both New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, we began to focus on the various sedimentary rock formations surrounding the Bay. We began to perceive sites with red rock as Martianesque landscapes.

As the project developed, we decided to incorporate the idea of astronaut explorers making observations at specific sites. In essence, Fundy is a project with a focus on nature and human intervention into natural settings. Through it, we have examined boundaries designated by humans and the natural flow moving back and forth through tides, winds, and winged migrations. Through this close-up look at the Fundy biosphere, we observed many of the cycles that are endlessly repeated through time and seasons. Overall, Fundy comments on the value of our planetary home.

The completed project contains 15 short videos. Some photographs have been posted on the website and other composite photographs have been set aside for exhibition during screenings/gallery installations. The videos are currently password protected (to the public) while we apply to screen/exhibit the works.

WEBSITE: http://fundy.basicbruegel.com/

We acknowledge the support of Artsnb.
Nous remercions Artsnb de son soutien.

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

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