Archive for the ‘"Performance"’ Category

9 Mar

Quasi-Modo, winter landscape, H 16in x W 24in, photograph Quasi-Modo is a character from my unpublished novel: TOTEMS, a bioengineering comedy Quasi-Modo capturing the last of the sun, H 16in x W 24in, photograph Quasi-Modo, winter landscape, H 16in x W 24in,

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,

8 May

• Galerie du Nouvel Ontario, FAAS, Sudbury, ON, 2010 Soundbury is a soundmapping project of the City of Sudbury by Valerie LeBlanc and Daniel Dugas. The recordings, collected during 12 hours of walking through the streets, have been uploaded to the website and to a google map.  Additionally, we added a series of thought capsules – red markers on the map. Soundbury was created during the Fair of Alternative Art of

3 May

Valerie LeBlanc et moi allons à Sudbury pour présenter Soundbury dans le cadre de la Foire d’art alternatif. Soundbury est un projet de cartographie sonore, une représentation sonore de la ville de Sudbury. Les enregistrements seront collectés dans la ville pendant les douze heures du projet et seront téléversés sur le web à intervalles réguliers. Simultanément une mappe Google tracera l’étendue des

15 Mar

This literary event will bring together 24 English and French writers who will choose a location and a time of day or night. Each author will write a text about this particular place, at this particular time.

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,

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

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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