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31 Mar

TIPPY’S RECIPE A story of displacement and the search for meaning in life. From bio genetics, to time remixes, Tippy and his friends face challenges inherent to living inside a brain and outside in the physical world. LAUNCH: April 1, 2012: This series will be uploaded weekly to the JUiCYHEADS site.  Follow the adventure from bleak and frozen grayness to hot exciting cafes at the centre of the

2 Dec

JUiCYHEADS celebrates 35 years of Sculpture Space! Sculpture Space is unique in North America for its support of sculptors, both those who come to Utica, New York, as residency participants and those who continue after their residencies as working artists. The organization selects 20 artists each year for two-month residencies and has helped to advance the careers of more than 500 national and international artists since

25 Sep

I have just published Living in Dangerously Smooth Times available at the Kindle Store! To download the (free) Kindle software application click here Book details Format: Kindle Edition File Size: 549 KB Publisher: Basic Bruegel Editions (September 8, 2011) Sold by: Amazon Digital Services Language: English ASIN: B005MUBK8O   (This version has been discontinued – July

28 Apr

[Downtown: Pastimes] Part of my practice involves using video in ways that are sometimes perceived to be proprietary to film. In my 2003 series Downtown, the images on billboards are literally positioned as ‘the thinking image’ [1] as defined by Gilles Deleuze in Cinema 2: The Time-Image. The images of people, laid out by marketers to sell condominium lifestyle, are juxtaposed with texts that speak thoughts for those

20 Feb

Valerie LeBlanc. (1989) Montréal, Québec.  22″ x 30″  ink, pastel, graphite on rag paper. The illustration shows intentions reverse to the hair shirt of old.  The individual is wearing a coat of barbs as a barrier for survival. It is a device to ensure the preservation of a lone wolf mentality.  It denotes an attitude of assuming a stand of separation from others. At the same time, it shows an instinct for

9 Feb

In 2005, EMMEDIA set out to create an expanded document to commemorate 25 years of its existence. Through the involvement of its many members, the histories and future aspirations grew into a formidable volume. I conducted these interviews 2005 – 06. They were eventually edited into Expanded Standard Time Line, Artists and Electronic Media in Calgary / Emmedia 1980 Through 2005 … See: Roots in the Past, Runners into the

3 Feb

This is the Time, This is the Place, essay, New Brunswick Media Ticks, Struts Gallery, Sackville, NB. 1998 ISBN:

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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