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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.

5 May

In the late 1980’s when I first began making videos and sending them to festival calls, I was immediately faced with the question of categorizing the work. I arrived at the decision of calling them mood videos. Coming from a visual arts background, I felt that what I was doing was connecting dots of what I would have layered into paintings, sculptures, and installations as a whole. Through my videos, I began offering my

28 Apr

Condo Fee Lifestyle[1] April 1, 2013 One of the actual rewards of consumer accessible technology has been the condo fee lifestyle.  We now can download and upload our own material to the worldwide web, talk instantly to friends and family; videophone them, text them, and share photo and video of events as they take place on a geographically global scale.  The price tag attached is usually touted as ‘small’, mere

18 Sep

Good taste / Bad Taste – postcard by Valerie LeBlanc 1986 (see below for

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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