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, 2008. Presented through Calgary’s TRUCK Gallery and Artcity, MPB EARTH: The Angle of Incidence is Equal to the Angle of Reflection offered the public audience a chance to take part in a hands-on science experiment. A small camera mounted on the string of a weather balloon transmitted its point of view to the backpack monitor. Through use of a mirror, Participants were able to direct the eye of the camera to pick up what they wanted it to see. Assistants and Participants were able to ‘zoom’ the camera view by reigning connecting kite strings in or out.

Through the luck of necessity, the day was warm and sunny and people were able to relax and play a bit in the fall air. MPB EARTH follows in the tradition of the ‘NOW-HAPPENINGS‘ of MPB on the street.


TRUCK Gallery

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

Videopoetry / Vidéopoésie

Small Walker Press