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7 Mar

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

2 Mar

The Poetry Ghost Squid, in studio setting, H 24 in x W 36 in, photograph The Poetry Ghost Squid, 2003 – 2005 The costume is inscribed with poetry from Time Travel in This Moment. www.timetravelinthismoment.com Two of the Poetry Ghost Squid photographs are in the collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. (2007 Acquistions) The Poetry Ghost Squid, squid swimming, H 36 in x W 24in, photograph Still from A Mystery,

13 Sep

MPB EARTH: THE ANGLE OF INCIDENCE IS EQUAL TO THE ANGLE OF REFLECTION Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008 11am – 5pm Downtown Calgary – Stephen Avenue Mall, near TRUCK Gallery Look for the big pink weather balloon on 8th Ave or drop by TRUCK for directions: 815 – 1st Street SW Calgary (The Grain Exchange, Lower Level) more info: 403.261.7702 MediaPackBoard’s fourth year of programming was launched on Saturday, September 13,

15 Jul

MediaPackBoard (MPB) Curates 2007 The MediaPackBoard (MPB) is a project that was planned for several years and was finally put together in the spring of 2005. The idea for this portable screening / performance unit evolved from earlier the portable gallery / performance projects – TRUNK: expositions près chez vous / exhibiting near you – TRUNK75 and LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION: We Are Getting Closer, a cross

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:

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

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

16 Sep

I was invited to take part in the opening weekend of the 19th Festival International du Cinéma Francophone en Acadie in Moncton, New Brunswick. Under the volet arts médiatiques co-sponsored by the Galerie Sans Nom, Daniel Dugas and I collaborated to perform the MediaPackBoard on three separate occasions. We also participated in a round table discussion of new media and media arts with the other visiting artists. During the

9 Sep

The opening Gala of Calgary’s Art City Festival gave me the opportunity to dress up the MediaPackBoard and to once again screen a program of my recent video works. As the party was held in a large downtown loft, it provided a perfect setting – filled with Artists – to screen work and to talk to people. The party venue was a lot of fun! MediaPackBoardIn Calgary, Alberta – september 9, 2005 during the ARTcity

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. In the fall of 2012, she published her play The Raft, through Basic Bruegel Editions.

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