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12 Oct

Re: Videopoetry / Vidéopoésie Interview with Catherine Parayre. Sarah Tremlett posted the following text on the Liberated Words website: BY SARAH TREMLETT · PUBLISHED OCTOBER 8, 2020 http://liberatedwords.com/2020/10/08/videopoetry-videopoesie-interview-with-catherine-parayre-2020/ A while ago I mentioned the launch of the must-have publication on videopoetry ¬¬– Videopoetry / Videopoésie by pioneer Canadian

30 Aug

Starting the day at the Multiverse Poetry Festival Singapore via virtual tools was great! Hearing Christopher Okemwa singing his first poetry selection was really special and resounded with memories of choral groups in Kenya. Although the connection was interrupted, Okembwa’s words were not lost and in his second work, he carried strong comments focusing on the Black Lives Matter movement and the state of current affairs in

23 Apr

Videopoetry = Vidéopoésie BY SARAH TREMLETT · PUBLISHED APRIL 21, 2020 · UPDATED APRIL 23, 2020 Wonderful news that the mammoth – over 400 pages – publication Videopoetry = Vidéopoésie by leading Canadian videopoets Valerie LeBlanc and Daniel H. Dugas is now out online https://dr.library.brocku.ca/handle/10464/14790  Published by Brock University’s Small Walker Press it is a comprehensive survey of their

13 Nov

The Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines the ‘snapshot’ as 1) a casual photograph made typically by an amateur with a small handheld camera and 2) an impression or view of something brief or transitory. While amateur relates to unprofessional, or non-professional, the first definition is dated by the fact that recording devices, while becoming smaller, are also now capable of more definition; in the case of cameras,

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

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
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Videopoetry / Vidéopoésie

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