15 Dec

Purplefireworks
a working wordsite by Valerie LeBlanc
Ongoing site, launched December 2001

29 Sep

TRUNK75, collaboration with Daniel Dugas, ACAD, Calgary, AB

29 Sep

The TRUNK 75 was a 2 day festival held in honour of ACAD’s 75th anniversary. On Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30, 2001, ACAD Students, Alumni, Faculty, Staff, and Friends, displayed art works built around the theme of ‘vehicle.’ The idea was to have fun while displaying or creating art. Performances, Honda Housewives Hospitality’, live poetry and Tarot card readings, were all elements in this cross-disciplinary event. While most of the action took place on the upper level of the parkade next to ACAD, the ‘Instant Road Movies’ teams, set up in front of the College. They invited members of the public to the adventure of playing a role in a movie while riding around Calgary.

The Spirit of Drum Corps Alumni Association band kicked off the event. President Dr. Desmond Roquefort delivered the opening address for TRUNK 75 on both days. Masters of Ceremony Don Mabie and Wendy Toogood introduced guests and came up with ingenious methods for awarding prizes to many of the Participants.

TRUNK is an alternative to conventional exhibition spaces. The idea is to go to people instead of waiting for them to knock at the door. It is fueled by a desire to have fun showing art. Each TRUNK exhibition becomes unique by location and through individual Participants expanding on the concept. TRUNK 75 was open to the public from noon until 5 p.m. on both days. The weather was warm, and sunny enough for some Participants to play a bit of frisby.

Trunk 75 was dedicated to the memory of Calgary artist and ACAD Alumnus Michael Zeindler who drowned in a scuba diving accident in the Bow River on August 26.

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27 Jun

Ce n’est pas une Pipe

Tuyau de poêle, images photocopiées,182,9 X 182,9 X 29,3 cm

This tall hat carries images that represent who I am, where I come from. Where I go remains a work-in-progress. I am drawn toward the mysteries and turns that life lays out and I eagerly embrace the challenge to proceed against the odds cast by the dice.

Ce haut chapeau porte des images qui représentent qui je suis et d’où je viens. Là où je vais n’est encore qu’ouvrage en cours. Je suis attiré par les mystères et détours que présente la vie et c’est avec enthousiasme que je veux défier le sort jeté d’un coup de dé.

Le corps de l’installation PRÉSENCE 27 est formé d’une série d’œuvres en trois dimensions occupant les deux grandes salles d’exposition célébrant la diversité de moyens d’expression ainsi que la présence de femmes artistes en Acadie.

PRÉSENCE 27- 7 juin au 10 septembre 2000

15 Mar

The Principal Dancer is a poetic video that makes use of visuals and audio to imply thought while a woman performs the tasks of putting in a solitary night shift. No written words is used in this experimental tape. The radio moves between stations under a full moon of potential.
2001 6:00 Colour Distributor

This project was workshopped at Mount Allison University though the Fine Arts Department.

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

Prise de parole


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

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