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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

25 Aug

Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival, Edmonton, Alberta presented the opportunity to have conversations with people about that event and the unique form of entertainment that a fringe theatre festival presents. There was a crush of people roaming a kind of ‘carnivalesque midway’ and many were interested in talking. Some were deciding which plays to take in; some were more involved as playwrights, actors, or

22 Jul

MediaPackBoard in Fredericton, NB. The Fredericton visit was unique in that no one knew that I would be arriving with the MPB. I set out onto the streets to ask people about the quality of life in that city. MediaPackBoard in Fredericton – july 22,

15 Jul

Intro As an Artist, I enjoy getting out to meet people in ways that are not necessarily connected to the perceived realm of art, and I have always been interested in the idea of offering an outlet for the voices of Individuals. The MediaPackBoard is the title for both a performance assist apparatus and a series of performances based upon: encounters / conversations / video playback on city streets and in public transit during

15 May

The MediaPackBoard consists of a customized ‘backpack style’ rack on which a battery operated monitor screen plays back from a mini-dv

6 May

• Wireless webcam project across Canada Emmedia-Calgary, Videopool-Winnipeg, Saw video-Ottawa, Atlantic Cultural Space Moncton Location Location Location: We are getting closer A roaming wireless webcam expedition by Valerie LeBlanc and Daniel Dugas @ EMMEDIA ,Calgary, Alberta & Mysterious Metropolises across Canada & The Atlantic Cultural Space Conference, Moncton, New Brunswick E-Lounge Curator for the

29 Sep

The TRUNK 75 was a 2 day festival held in honour of ACAD’s 75th anniversary. On Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30, 2001, ACAD Students, Alumni, Faculty, Staff, and Friends, displayed art works built around the theme of ‘vehicle.’ The idea was to have fun while displaying or creating art. Performances, Honda Housewives Hospitality’, live poetry and Tarot card readings, were all elements

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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