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 used during the production of the project Time Travel in This Moment (2002-04 www.timetravelinthismoment.com) The video: ‘A Mystery, featuring the Ghost Squid’ is a playful collage built from various footage.

The Poetry Squid
In the spring of 2003, during the Time Travel Internet readings, I wrote out large scale versions of the texts to cue the readers. It didn’t work that well as you could hear the pages being turned which made it difficult for me, the Reader and my Assistant, Daniel Dugas not to laugh.

MediaPackBoard i n Calgary, Alberta – October 27, 2005
during the opening of the Alberta College of Art and Design: ACAD Faculty Exhibition 2005

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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

Date : January 2021
Genre : Poetry