6 May

• Wireless webcam project across Canada Emmedia-Calgary, Videopool-Winnipeg, Saw video-Ottawa, Atlantic Cultural Space Moncton

Location Location Location: We are getting closer
A roaming wireless webcam expedition by Valerie LeBlanc and Daniel Dugas
@ EMMEDIA ,Calgary, Alberta & Mysterious Metropolises across Canada & The Atlantic Cultural Space Conference, Moncton, New Brunswick E-Lounge Curator for the Conference: Léa Deschamps

This project is part of the E-lounge presentations at the Atlantic Cultural Space: New Directions in Heritage & the Arts Conference to be held in Moncton, New Brunswick May 23 – 26, 2002. EMMEDIA in Calgary and the E-lounge conference facility at the University of Moncton will serve as stationary communication points in the compacted journey east by the two Calgary Artists. While travelling, LeBlanc and Dugas will be touching down to converse with people in major Canadian Centres. Interviews will be streamed to both the Moncton and Calgary locations; visitors to EMMEDIA and the E-lounge at the University of Moncton will contribute to conversations revolving around the cultural characteristics and benefits of living in particular urban locations. Participants in Calgary and Moncton will be invited to guess the locations of the street interviews. Other Centres involved in the project will be announced after the journey has carried LeBlanc and Dugas to their New Brunswick destination. This website will be updated before, during and after the events of this UNESCO event.

external website (new site post-April 22 2019)

external website (old site pre April 22 2019))

15 Dec

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.


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

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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