13 Dec

Remembering Women Murdered by Men: Memorials Across Canada
Sumach Press; 1 edition (Mar 1 2006)
978-1894549530

About the Authors: The Cultural Memory Goup includes Christine Bold, Professor of English at the University of Guelph; Sly Castaldi, Executive Director of Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis; Ric Knowles Professor of Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph; Jodie McConnell Human Rights and Equity Advisor; and Lisa Schincarial, PhD candidate in Communications and Culture at York University.

Chapter 11
Courage and Hope pps. 174-175 and 178-186

 

See also: Courage and Hope (1998) 

9 Jun

• Vallauris, exterior projection town square, La Dauphine, Vallauris, FR, 2006
• Emmedia, Calgary, AB, 2007

While preparing for the festival season, a small town in the south of France is surprised to receive a rising star in their midst. La Dauphine was created during a residency at A.I.R. Vallauris on the Côte dAzur. The video features local residents and the buzz surrounding the Cannes Film Festival.

Une petite localité dans le sud de la France se prépare pour la saison des festivals et les habitants se trouvent surpris daccueillir une étoile montante dans leur ville.

Part 1 of 3 : 4:15 min
French with English Subtitles
Collaboration avec Daniel Dugas


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

2 May

Starting this Wednesday, May 17 (17h – 20h) MediaPackBoard (MPB) artists Valerie LeBlanc and Daniel Dugas will be out on the streets in Cannes screening their videos for public enjoyment. Watch the A.I.R. Vallauris website for the update of performances to be carried out by this itinerant theatre during the 59th Cannes International Film Festival (www.festival-cannes.fr) and in Vallauris
A.I.R. Vallauris: http://www.air-vallauris.com/.

Les artistes du MediaPackBoard (MPB), Valerie LeBlanc et Daniel Dugas présenteront quelques-uns de leurs vidéos dans les rues de Cannes ce mercredi 17 mai de 17h00 à 20h00. L’horaire des performances de ce théâtre ambulant, qui coïncide avec le 59ième Festival International du Film de
Cannes (www.festival-cannes.fr), sera affiché sur le site Web d’A.I.R. Vallauris:

http://www.air-vallauris.com/

• sortie 1

May 18, 2006
Report from the South of France
17.05.06 Ouverture du Festival



MediaPackBoard:

Yesterday was the opening of the 59th Cannes Film Festival. In spite of small scandals and mild critiques documented in Nice-Matin, thousands of those who make it all happen – the Public amassed outside Le Palais des Festivals for a glimpse of directors and stars arriving for the première of The Da Vinci Code. The main action to witness was the crush of fans; the black tie media personalities “papparatziing” each arrival; and the giant screen of red carpet action. Although the screen was at least as interesting as any large scale cinema, not being able to view the red carpet through the crush of photographers demanded a leap of faith to relate the scenes on the screen to any simultaneous live event.
A short time later, as the sun was setting, Canal+ aired a variety show featuring TV personalities and famous actors such as Alain Delon on the Croisette. MediaPackBoard was there as well, mingling with the strolling audience to screen new video works.

Video drama production in Vallauris:
This morning, we were out at dawn to videotape our own star in scenes from La Dauphine et le Cordonnier. With long wet hair, Garance Picqué climbed barefoot through the ancient streets of Picasso town. The shots were interlaced with intervals of people popping out to walk and drive to work on scooters; and city workers cleaning streets and collecting garbage. Ms. Picqué was stunning as the woman newly emerged from the sea

• sortie 2

21.06.06 La Fête de la Musique à Antibes


La Fête de la Musique a lieu à travers le monde le 21 juin, premier jour de l’été de chaque année.

Elle est imaginée en 1981 par Jack Lang, alors ministre de la culture française, et sa première édition a lieu le 21 juin 1982. C’est l’occasion d’une liesse populaire et la manifestation connaît un succès croissant au cours des décennies suivantes. Le 21 juin a été choisi car ce jour est le premier jour d’été et aussi le solstice d’été (le jour le plus long de l’année) : cette date symbolise ainsi le sacre de la Nature à travers cete journée festive, à l’image des fêtes païennes dédiées à la Nature ou aux moissons durant l’Antiquité (fêtes de la Saint-Jean).

Elle a pour vocation de promouvoir la musique de deux façons. Sous le slogan homophone à son nom, faites de la musique, elle encourage les musiciens amateurs à se produire bénévolement dans les rues. Grâce à l’organisation de nombreux concerts gratuits, d’amateurs mais aussi de professionnels, elle permet à un public large d’accéder à des musiques de toutes sortes et origines (musique classique, jazz, rock, world music,).
La Musique étant un vecteur de communication universel, cette fête s’est aujourd’hui complétement internationalisée : en moins de 15 ans, elle s’est diffusée dans 110 pays sur les 5 continents.

• sortie 3

28.06.06 Dans les rues de Vallauris


Vallauris: Deux villes en une, qui se complètent : VALLAURIS avec sa tradition de poterie et céramique est une ville de métiers d’art, appréciée de Picasso, Jean Marais. GOLFE-JUAN, cité balnéaire est dotée de 2 ports de plaisance et des plages de sable fin. Napoléon y débarqua le 1er mars 1815 pour” les cent jours”.

• sortie 4

29.06.06 Dans Paris

MPB Schedule

• 17 Mai 2006
Festival International de Cannes

• 21 Juin 2006
Fête de la Musique à Antibes
Dans la vieille ville

• 23 Juin 2006
Projection La Dauphine et le Cordonnier
Projection extérieure: Place Lisnard
Vallauris
Info:04 93 64 65 50
Portable: 06 16 58 39 56

• 27 Juin 2006
Vallauris
Dans la vieille ville

• 29 Juin 2006
Paris
Dans les rues de Paris

Project made possible through the support of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, The Canada Council for The Arts and the Alberta College of Art and Design

27 Oct

I am currently a Sessional Instructor in the Media Arts & Digital Technologies Department of the Alberta College of Art & Design in Calgary. Here are a couple of photo stills and a movie file of the video I presented during the opening night of the 2005 Faculty Exhibition.

For the duration of the exhibition, I am showing a photo portrait of The Ghost Squid, a Hallowe’en costume persona built from poetry cue cards used during the production of the project Time Travel in This Moment (2002-04 www.timetravelinthismoment.com) The video: ‘A Mystery, featuring the Ghost Squid’ is a playful collage built from various footage.

The Poetry Squid
In the spring of 2003, during the Time Travel Internet readings, I wrote out large scale versions of the texts to cue the readers. It didn’t work that well as you could hear the pages being turned which made it difficult for me, the Reader and my Assistant, Daniel Dugas not to laugh.

MediaPackBoard i n Calgary, Alberta – October 27, 2005
during the opening of the Alberta College of Art and Design: ACAD Faculty Exhibition 2005

17 Sep

Saturday morning at the Dieppe Market was full packed with buyers and sellers, people visiting, dropping by for coffee – generally, it was a high powered meet and greet event that has been taking place since it opened in the summer. Talking to people convinced me that this community venue had just been waiting for someone to get this market started! I came away with enough of Cajun John’s special spice mix to last through the winter.

The 3rd performance of the MPB was at the Acadie Underground Premiere of commissioned super 8 films.
Most of the cinéastes were very nervous and excited first time filmmakers.
During the evening, I divided the time between wandering with the camera and screening video works of Daniel and myself.

MediaPackBoard À Moncton, Nouveau Brunswick – 17 Septembre 2005
Marché des fermiers de Dieppe

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
Français/English

Videopoetry / Vidéopoésie

Small Walker Press

Archives