9 Mar

Quasi-Modo, winter landscape, H 16in x W 24in, photograph

Quasi-Modo is a character from my unpublished novel: TOTEMS, a bioengineering comedy

Quasi-Modo capturing the last of the sun, H 16in x W 24in, photograph

Quasi-Modo, winter landscape, H 16in x W 24in, photograph

7 Mar

Valerie LeBlanc as La Dauphine, H 16in x W 24in, photograph

La Dauphine: The creature rises from the sea, 2006
Character enactments for the video of the same name. During a residency, I worked with Daniel Dugas and a community of residents, in Vallauris, France to create the myth of La Dauphine, a creature from the sea. I stood in for many of the costumed appearances for the main character. The photographs were shown at the A.I.R. Vallauris Gallery during the residency. These photographs show the persona I took on.

Valerie LeBlanc as La Dauphine, H 24in x W 16in, photograph

5 Mar

In this love poem, playful energy and passion welcome the New Year.

Va danser – 2011 from Valerie LeBlanc on Vimeo.

2 Mar

The Poetry Ghost Squid, in studio setting, H 24 in x W 36 in, photograph

The Poetry Ghost Squid, 2003 – 2005

The costume is inscribed with poetry from Time Travel in This Moment. www.timetravelinthismoment.com

Two of the Poetry Ghost Squid photographs are in the collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. (2007 Acquistions)

The Poetry Ghost Squid, squid swimming, H 36 in x W 24in, photograph

Still from A Mystery, featuring the Ghost Squid, Calgary, Alberta – October 27, 2005
ACAD Faculty Exhibition 2005

Still from A Mystery, featuring the Ghost Squid, Calgary, Alberta – October 27, 2005
ACAD Faculty Exhibition 2005

20 Feb

Valerie LeBlanc. (1989) Montréal, Québec.  22″ x 30″  ink, pastel, graphite on rag paper.

The illustration shows intentions reverse to the hair shirt of old.  The individual is wearing a coat of barbs as a barrier for survival.

It is a device to ensure the preservation of a lone wolf mentality.  It denotes an attitude of assuming a stand of separation from others.

At the same time, it shows an instinct for gathering strengths and rebuilding.  In contrast to the coat, the face of the character reveals vulnerability, and a desire to interact on some levels.

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.

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.

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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