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16 Mar

Once we enter into a photograph, even for a fleeting glance, we become changed. And if we take the time to look around ‘in there’, imagining the view to the left and right, farther off in the horizon and even back behind us, we can be there with the person who looks out to us. As she/he looks into the camera, we look back to her/him through the lens of the photographer; on a clear day, time and space melt in

9 Mar

For months I have wanted to say something about the crisis of fresh water in Canada’s Northern communities. Some news agencies have brought articles to that focus on problems with children suffering from skin problems and other illnesses. There is the possibility that any such news item will point the blame back to the primary caregivers: the parents of children. Because, there always has to be, someone to blame, if we do

3 Feb

*Please note that in this document, she / her are used to represent everyone. To create or not to create, there are times when it seems the wiser decision would be to resist creative inclinations. For many years I struggled with leaving painting and sculpture as a preoccupation. I wanted to get out of the studio, away from the smell of paint and the sawdust. I wanted to meet and interact with people and the culture outside of

8 Dec

A Rose is a Rose is a Rose: an archive by any other name is an archive. Under Archive definitions – Part of the difficulty is to do with language and terminology. Curators and archivists would agree that they are both involved with ‘collections’ and with ‘preservation’ and ‘access’ but disagree about their understanding of the terms. – Archives in Museums …In the 3rd paragraph of EMMEDIA’s Mission

18 Nov

I presented an abridged French version of this talk at the Université de Moncton, on September 27, 2016. The talk was part of Visible/Invisible, a collaborative project with Daniel H. Dugas, Symposium d’art/nature September 22 – October 2, 2016. Visible and Almost invisible : negotiating the impossible September 21, 2016 How I came to the Symposium d’art/nature and the Parc Écologique du Millénaire, Moncton, or what

28 Apr

On April 28, Daniel Dugas and I each gave  a talk at the Galerie Sans Nom during the Frye Festival.    Text(e) Image Beat talks given through the Galerie Sans Nom and the Frye Festival, (pdf

8 Dec

A soundwalk presentation refers to audio designed for listening along a prescribed route. There are various ways of presenting and experiencing artworks based on sound and / or using sound as a component, but the basic concept is not new.  As innovative consumer technologies multiply, interdisciplinary artists adapt quickly, utilizing contemporary tools for delivery of ideas, visuals and audio. In the history of the

5 Dec

Report from a visit to Miami and the Everglades National Park – Valerie LeBlanc and Daniel Dugas, November 2014 Our visit to South Florida to screen video poetry at the Miami Book Fair International and a visit to the Everglades National Park was short.  Aside from the two days of air travel, we were there for just three days, really full days! To begin, on November 18, we screened several videos and took part in a panel

30 Nov

“Welcome to the Future” meets “Soundtrack for an Exhibition” On Thursday, November 20, I had the opportunity to attend the Locust Project’s Art on the Move presentation with Curator Dominic Molon in conversation with Vancouver-based artist Ron Terada on the subject of his Soundtrack for an Exhibition. The exhibition turned out to be Daniel Arsham’s “Welcome to the Future.”  To say that I was

12 May

P-R-E-L-L Shampoo – a view of life and the cosmos based upon product advertising I have this clear childhood memory of a Prell Shampoo ad on television and in magazines. What I remember more than the actual product; thick, clear and a rich emerald green, was the tube. The clear plastic tube was divided into a series of globes, one for each letter of the name, and each globe held enough shampoo for one time use only.

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

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

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