Jun 10, 2014
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MPB-X: launch (2014)

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LAUNCH!

MPB-X launched June 9, 2014.

Critical Discourse Surrounding Ideas of Portability in Art and Art Dissemination

The publication features a foreword by editor Diana Sherlock and is followed by essays from Renato Vitic, Michael McCormack, Daniel H. Dugas and Valerie LeBlanc.

The eBook discussions draw from MediaPackBoard (MPB) programming carried out since 2005, in the context of contemporary portable art projects.

Valerie LeBlanc, MediaPackBoard creator, is formulating plans for a 10th year MPB outing. This year’s event, to be announced later this summer, will underline release of the publication.

MPB-X, is available for reading and free downloads:

version 2.0 / June 11 2014

PDF interactive: http://bit.ly/mpb-x-v2-PDF (6 mb)

ePub: http://bit.ly/mpb-x-v2-ePub (5.1 mb)

MOBI: http://bit.ly/mpb-x-v2-MOBI (10.9 mb)

The book can also be read online at: http://mpbx.pressbooks.com

ISBN paper 978-0-9735206-6-8
ISBN PDF 978-0-9735206-7-5
ISBN ePub 978-0-9735206-2-0
ISBN MOBI 978-0-9735206-8-2

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This project is supported by the New Brunswick Arts Board
Ce projet est soutenu par le Conseil des arts du Nouveau-Brunswick

May 7, 2014
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Mot Dit 7 (2014)

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Le Mot Dit 7 est né ! Valerie LeBlanc et moi avons des textes et des images tirés de notre projet d’installation vidéo Ce qu’on emporte avec nous. Page couverture : Rouge (Daniel Dugas). Valerie LeBlanc and I have some texts and images included in the Mot Dit 7. The work has been extracted from our video installation What We Take With Us. Cover image: Red (Daniel Dugas).

May 5, 2014
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Videopoetry (2014)

For me, the poetic experience has always been a visual experience. Although videopoetry is often a collaborative process between a poet and a filmmaker, it is for me, most of the time, one continuous action. When I started to write poetry I also started to experiment with super 8 and creating live soundtracks for the reels. The blend of text, image and music seemed a natural transaction between mediums. But it is not only a back and forth movement between words, images and sounds, the action quickly becomes a passage to discover something new, to unearth a unique presence. We know now that the lines between mediums are fragile, that the walls are now porous and we are thankful for this evolution. We can travel from one genre into another to try to make sense of the whole world. Video poetry sits at the juncture of oral tradition, typography and vibrations: a fork in the road. It sometimes tells a story through words (narrative-poetry) and at other times, through moving images (non-linear abstraction). In spite of the fact that videopoetry always shows with a red wavy underlines in Microsoft Word, it is not an error. It is a form a comprehension. It is a good road to travel.

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Still from What We Take With Us at The New Gallery (2012) Video installation with Valerie LeBlanc

Apr 29, 2014
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Des ravins au bout des lèvres (2014)

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Après quatre ans de travail, voici Des ravins au bout des lèvres, un projet d’écriture sur la mémoire et le doute, sur l’oubli et le souvenir.

Il y a bien entendu le drame de la maladie de l’Alzheimer – le livre est dédié à Auguste Deter, la première patiente à recevoir en 1901, un diagnostic de cette maladie – mais il est aussi question de l’histoire de l’imprimerie, de la menace des insectes bibliophages qui dévorent lentement les fonds d’archives, de l’art de la classification, de la mémoire absolue, de la mémoire artificielle, du stockage de l’information et de la photographie, technologie de la mémoire.

L’idée d’écrire ce livre m’est venue voilà quatre ans déjà, alors que je transférais des données informatiques. L’ère numérique nous a propulsés dans une situation des plus singulière où le vieillissement de la population et les pertes de la mémoire encourue par celle-ci coïncident avec une accélération et une prolifération de toutes les mémoires artificielle. L’évanescence de la mémoire virtuelle est quelque chose de relativement nouveau qui nous incite à articuler de nouvelle façon d’approcher le passé, mais aussi de nouvelles façons d’envisager le présent et l’avenir.

J’ai voulu, parce qu’il s’agit de la mémoire, nommer ce qui m’a inspiré, ce qui m’a guidé, et les sources sont nombreuses. Ce réseau de reconnaissance se présente sous l’aspect d’une fouille archéologique, composée d’une multitude de strates. Il y a bien sûr les poèmes, mais il y a aussi des notes qui mettent en lumière certains aspects du processus d’écriture. À cela s’ajoute un index ludique qui pourrait être « un point de départ pour les lecteurs gauchers » comme le disait Matthew Goulish. Et parce que le livre parle de la mémoire et des trous de mémoire, le livre est aussi transpercé d’un trou.

Le lancement a eu lieu au Café Aberdeen le 24 avril 2014.

Apr 18, 2014
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Mar 19, 2014
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Si l’argent est le symbole… (2014)

If money is the symbol of trust, poverty is the state of distrust

This series of two videos: Fire and Daylight, looks at the world through the transparent windows on banknotes. Transparency has become democracy’s latest value, a panacea for every malaise. But what is this openness all about? Is this a window that we look through, or is it a screen where we project our dreams? Is transparency the state preceding invisibility

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Si l’argent est le symbole de la confiance, la pauvreté est l’état de la méfiance, est une série de deux vidéos : Feu et Lumière du jour. La vidéo utilise les fenêtres dans les billets de banque comme des périscopes pour observer le monde.

La transparence est devenue une des caractéristiques fondamentales des sociétés modernes. Elle semble être la panacée à tous les malaises. Mais quelle est la nature de cette limpidité ? Est-ce que c’est une fenêtre qui nous permet de voir l’avenir, ou est-ce un écran où nous projetons nos rêves ? Est que cette transparence est l’état qui précède l’invisibilité ?

If Money is the Symbol – fire
https://vimeo.com/92978699

If money is the symbols – daylight
https://vimeo.com/92976486

Si l’argent est le symbole – feu
https://vimeo.com/95415327

Si l’argent est le symbole – lumière du jour
https://vimeo.com/95415326

Mar 11, 2014
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A Trip to the Zoo (2014)

Faded images from an View Master stereoscope are described as if untouched by time.

Les images surannées d’un View Master sont commentées comme si l’usure du temps ne les avait pas touchées.

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Jan 23, 2014
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50/50/50 (2014)

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Quatre de mes vidéos font partie de l’exposition 50/50/50. Les quatre vidéos (Évanescence, Glissement, Insomnie et Standard-de-vérité) font état d’un enregistrement, d’une conservation ou d’une restitution de la mémoire. Les images et les textes oscillent entre la présence et l’absence, entre le souvenir et l’oubli. Ce sont les mémoires précaires du dauphin du fleuve du Yangtze, du tigre de Tasmanie et du loup d’Hokkaido; les mémoires fragiles du processus de décoloration des diapositives Kodachrome, de la disparition des versions magnétiques et de l’obsolescence même des médias; les mémoires incertaines de l’inquiétude devant le temps qui ne cesse de serpenter dans l’immensité de l’espace ou encore les mémoires fardeaux des témoins.

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MONCTON, le 21 janvier 2014 – Du 29 janvier au 30 mars 2014, la Galerie d’art Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen présentera 50//50//50, sans doute la plus importante exposition d’art acadien dans des conditions professionnelles. Cette manifestation se veut une célébration et une réflexion sur les 50 ans d’enseignement des arts visuels à l’Université de Moncton. En effet c’est en 1963 que Claude Roussel, à qui cette exposition est dédiée, dispensera les premiers cours académiques en la matière. Cette entreprise prendra une grande envergure avec la fondation en 1972 du Département des arts visuels dont sont issus les artistes qui font partie de la présente exposition.

Cette exposition d’une grande diversité s’étend sur plusieurs années, plusieurs médiums et plusieurs pratiques et se veut le reflet de l’effervescence d’un art d’ici en pleine mutation et qui a sans aucun doute, par sa présence et sa nouveauté marqué les 50 dernières années. Le commissaire Herménégilde Chiasson est d’avis que «les arts visuels constituent un témoignage unique et moderne du dynamisme de la culture qui lui sert de tremplin».

L’exposition sera mise en montre à partir du mercredi 29 janvier, mais le vernissage se tiendra le 19 février de 17 h à 19 h, date à laquelle sera aussi lancé le catalogue de l’exposition constitué d’une série de 50 cartes postales comportant la reproduction des 50 oeuvres, de l’information sur les artistes et l’essai du commissaire.

La Galerie d’art Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen est située au 405 avenue de l’Université, dans l’édifice Clément-Cormier, sur le campus de l’Université de Moncton. Les visites sont gratuites et la galerie est ouverte de 13 h à 16 h 30 du mardi au vendredi et de 13 h à 16 h le samedi et le dimanche. Pour plus d’information, veuillez téléphoner au (506) 858-4088, écrire à galrc@umoncton.ca , ou encore, visitez le www.umoncton.ca/umcm-ga. Pour être tenu à jour des activités de la galerie, cliquez sur «J’aime» sur notre page Facebook.

Cette exposition est soutenue par le Programme de résidence d’artiste Casino Nouveau-Brunswick. La Galerie d’art Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen de l’Université de Moncton est appuyée par le Ministère du Tourisme, du Patrimoine et de la Culture du Nouveau-Brunswick.

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Renseignements, images ou entrevues :

Herménégilde Chiasson, commissaire invité : barachoi@nb.sympatico.ca
Nisk Imbeault, directrice-conservatrice : (506) 858-4687 / nisk.imbeault@umoncton.ca
Galerie d’art Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen : (506) 858-4088/ galrc@umoncton.ca

Moncton, January 21 2014 – From January 29 to March 30, the Louise-and-Reuben-Cohen Art Gallery will present an exhibition titled 50//50//50, arguably the most important exhibition of Acadian art in a professional context. The event is a celebration and a return on fifty years of visual art instruction at Université de Moncton. As of 1963, Claude Roussel, to whom this exhibition is dedicated, taught the first academic courses in this field. This endeavor eventually lead to the foundation of the Fine Arts department in 1972 where all of the artists presented in this exhibition have been instructed.

This varied exhibition will feature works from a wide range of eras, mediums and practices, and strives to reflect the effervescence of the ever-changing art in the region that has marked the last fifty years by its presence and innovation. The exhibition curator, Herménégilde Chiasson, states that ̎the visual arts are the reflection of the culture and the dynamism from which it emanates. ̎

50//50//50 will be presented as of January 29, but the opening and catalogue launch will be held on February 19, from 5 to 7 PM. The publication that will accompany the exhibition will feature fifty postcard-sized reproductions of the work, as well as information on the artists and the curator’s essay.

The Louise-and-Reuben-Cohen Art Gallery is located at 405 Université Avenue, in the Clément-Cormier building, on the Université de Moncton Campus. Admission is free and the Gallery is open from 1 pm to 4:30 pm, from Tuesday to Friday, and from 1 pm to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday. For more information, please call (506) 858-4088, write to galrc@umoncton.ca, or go to www.umoncton.ca/umcm-ga. To receive activity updates from the Gallery, “like” us on our Facebook page.

This exhibition is supported by the Casino New Brunswick Artist-in-Residence Program. The Louise-and-Reuben-Cohen Art Gallery receives funding from the Department of Tourism, Heritage, and Culture of New Brunswick.

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Information, images or interviews:
Herménégilde Chiasson, Guest Curator: barachoi@nb.sympatico.ca
Nisk Imbeault, Director-curator: (506) 858-4687 / nisk.imbeault@umoncton.ca
Galerie d’art Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen: (506) 858-4088/ galrc@umoncton.ca

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Jan 18, 2014
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Under New Management – Saint John (2014)

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Third Space Gallery presents Under New Management: Straight to Video a curatorial project by Suzanne Carte and Su Ying Lee.

Under New Management : Straight to Video

Curated by Suzanne Carte and Su-Ying Lee

January 18, 2014 – February 28, 2014

Reception & Talk with Curators: February 15th, 4:30 to 6:30

Third Space Gallery – 49 Canterbury Street

Frankly, we’re not your typical video store. Far from it! In fact, Under New Management is a virtual entertainment funhouse allowing you to pay-what-you-wish. We have many rare titles and a unique rental policy!

Under New Management: Video Store exhibition takes the form of a video rental store that carries artists’ videos. The project employs the characteristics of the retail environment to connect to the local community while, challenging the gallery’s role as an intermediary that delimits the viewer’s direct access to art. Video titles in stock are artists’ works procured through an open call for submissions. “Customers” are asked to pay what they wish, which can be interpreted as cash, a non-monetary exchange, critique, or no remuneration. This facet is in place as an experimental form of engagement, where artists have the opportunity to receive responses directly from viewers. In turn, the viewer has an uncommon channel to the artist. In addition to payment, rental and return are also on an honour-system basis to remove barriers that exist due to membership requirements, deposits, and return policies at commercial ventures.

Boundaries are blurred and expectations subverted through a presentation model that proposes a hybrid between the gallery context and the broader public sphere. Currently, we are on the cusp of the dematerialization of the video rental business. Large corporate chains and family run businesses share in the same fate. The most unfortunate loss is that of the local independent operation that carried rare titles, cult favorites, documentaries, experimental films, and hard to find foreign titles. Under New Management: Video Store provides audiences with the opportunity to view content that is not produced strictly by Hollywood with blockbuster aspirations.

All good things must come to an end. Unfortunately the trend of vanishing family-owned establishments is not just affecting the mom & pop shops that conveniently distribute videos and stale popcorn, but even the bigger institutions fall. Honest Ed’s is on the chopping block to be sold to the highest real estate bidder. In wake of this current news, Lena Suksi’s bright hand-painted video store signage too will soon become a nostalgic part of our recent past.

Our dvd collection boasts over 200 titles including a cross-section of documentaries, experimental, drama, science fiction, comedy, and horror. We also have a growing collection of VHS tapes! Don’t miss out. Rent today!

You will find works by Alleyway A.G., Jose Angeles, Alleyway A.G. (Dr. Oliver Love), Artlitwell, Bambitchell, Perry Bard, Aleks Bartosik, Steve Basham, Sarah Beck, Ashley Bedet, Simon Belleau, Stephane Boutet, Theodore Boutet, Pierre Chaumont, Millie Chen, Emelie Chhangur, Michèle Pearson Clarke, collectif_fact, Eva Colmers, Claro Cosco, Department of Biological Flow, Sarah DiPaola, Robert Dayton, Zoran Dragelj, Daniel Dugas, Megan Dyck, Caz Egelie, Clint Enns, Sky Fairchild-Waller, Fake Injury Party, Simon Frank, Lisa Folkerson, Magill Foote, Barbara Fornssler, Sarah Fortais, Kandis Freisen, Stephen Paul Fulton, Daniel Gallay, Paul Gordon, Shlomi Greenspan, Keeley Haftner, Martin Hamblen, Ursula Handleigh, Sienna Hanshaw, Mike Hansen, Paul Harrison, Mathew Hayes, Stefan Herda, Karen Hibbard, Candice Irwin, Shawn Olin Jordan, Felix Kalmenson, A.S.M Kobayashi, Eva Kolcze, Apostoly Peter Kouroumalis, Lamathailde, Toni Latour, Anastasia Lognova, Christopher Lacroix, Valerie LeBlanc, Renee Lear, Julie Lequin, Melanie Lowe, Duncan MacDonald, Logan MacDonald, Adrienne Marcus Raja, Mani Mazinani, Penny McCann, Arlin McFarlane, Francis Adair KcKenzie, Kristine Mifsud, Gordon Monahan, Caroline Monnet, Didier Morelli, Lydia Moyer, John Monteith, Grey Muldoon, Midi Onodera, Juan Ortiz-Apuy, Ryan Park, Jason Penney, Sarah Pupo, Jai Arun Ravine, Richard Reeves, Iqrar Rizvi, Nicki Rolls, Kuk Del Rosario, Jade Rude, Lyla Rye, Matthieu Sabourin, Nathan Saliwonchyk, Juli Saragoas, Liana Schmidt, Melinda Seville, Olivia Simpson, Tom Smith, Barbara Sternberg, Leslie Supnet, Maya Suess, Laura Taler, Aislinn Thomas, Peter Von Tiesenhausen, Carolyn Tripp, Carmen Victor, vsvsvs, Ellen Wetmore, Elinor Whidden, Paul Wiersbinski, James Brendan Williams, Oauk Wiersbinski, Damien Worth, Robert Zverina… and many more!

Under New Management is comprised of the curatorial team Suzanne Carte and Su-Ying Lee, a collective of cultural producers working in contemporary art. Operating as a mutable entity, UNM re-invents roles and shifts boundaries to inspire production and engagement. Collaboration with new and experimental strategies is at the forefront of their practice.

Suzanne Carte is an independent curator and critical art writer. Currently, she works as the Assistant Curator at the Art Gallery of York University (AGYU) focusing on an integrative model to utilize public programming as a pedagogical tool within the academic institution. Previously she held positions as outreach programmer for the Blackwood Gallery and the Art Gallery of Mississauga and as professional development and public program coordinator at the Ontario Association of Art Galleries. She is on the Board of Directors of C Magazine, an international art quarterly devoted to promoting critical discussion about contemporary art. Within Suzanne’s independent practice, she has curated exhibitions in public spaces, artist-run centres, commercial and public art galleries including All Systems Go!, Under New Management, MOTEL and Man’s Ruin. Suzanne recently completed her Masters of Contemporary Art at the Sotheby’s Art Institute in New York City.

Su-Ying Lee recently completed a one-year curatorial residency at the Justina M.Barnicke Gallery, funded by the Canada Council for the Arts. Lee has both institutional experience and a number of independent projects to her credit. She has curated exhibitions that include the work of Kent Monkman and Lawrence Weiner and commissioned the work of Harrell Fletcher and Wendy Red Star. Her curatorial practice has been steadily evolving into the expanded field. Lee is interested in the role of curator as co-conspirator, accomplice and active agent. She seeks new ways to mobilize art, audiences and context.

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Daniel H. Dugas

Artiste numérique, poète et musicien, Daniel H. Dugas a participé à des expositions individuelles et de groupe ainsi qu’à plusieurs festivals et événements de poésie en Amérique du Nord, en Europe, au Mexique et en Australie. Son huitième recueil de poésie Des Ravins au bout des lèvres vient de paraître aux Éditions Prise de parole.

Daniel Henri Dugas is a poet, musician and videographer. He has participated in solo and group exhibitions as well as festivals and literary events in North America, Europe, Mexico and Australia. His eighth book of poetry: Des Ravins au bout des lèvres has just been published by Les Éditions Prise de parole.

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