Posts Tagged ‘mpb’

24 Jan

Transcripts of presentations given during Michael McCormack’s Class ‘The Ready Made Institution’ – Monday, Jan 19, 2015 at the A208 Theatre, Academy Building, Halifax, NS Invisible / Visible Valerie LeBlanc Thank you all for being here this evening. We would like to thank the Media Arts Division of NSCAD University, Bruce Barber and Michael McCormack for inviting us today in the context of The

21 Sep

Write up of the MediaPackBoard experience / involvement with the World Portable Gallery Convention, Halifax, NS.

15 Sep

World Portable Galleries Convention 2012 Halifax, NS A collaborative work instigated by Daniel Dugas and Valerie LeBlanc Here is a first glimpse at the project.  We will be adding to the documentation. For the WPGC we assembled a bamboo ‘fishing pole’ and hooked up a mini-spy cam to it. Valerie put on the MPB and we stepped out to explore views of the city not readily visible to passersby. We talked with other

3 Sep

The World Portable Gallery Convention 2012 is an international convention on portable galleries and alternative spaces hosted by Eyelevel Gallery during the month of September. The project celebrates the variety of spaces with which curators around the globe have extended public interaction with art institutions. http://www.eyelevel-gallery.tumblr.com/galleries Wednesday, September 5th Opening Reception for WPGC 2012 8pm

9 Aug

Daniel Dugas and I are bringing the MediaPackBoard to EyeLevel Gallery in Halifax to participate in the WPGC 2012! It’s going to be great ! More to come later, in the meantime, here is the

5 Jun

• MPB Was There Then, Sackville I’m yours, still: a members’ exhibition, Struts, Sackville, NB This is Real One’s own sense of presence, of being here, of being here now, is the exact momentous hinge. Fleeting, racing, flying in reverse, encapsulated pearls of events are dissolved into the universal space as soon as they breathe life. They become strung on the flowing chain of events ordered through the

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,

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,

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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