Eastern Bloc


4 June 2016

The Montréal Contemporary Music Lab (MCML) is a 10-day performance and creation workshop exploring, celebrating, and creating bonds between performers, composers, sound artists and improvisers engaged in the act of creating new music. Formed in 2011 by seven emerging musicians in Montréal, they form collective run entirely by and for young and emerging artists.

Dors open: 7pm
Concert : 8pm
Tickets : 15$ regular / 10$ reduced / 30$ with MCML event pass

Official website of MCML: www.labomontreal.com

12 May - 1 June 2016

First initiated in 2004 by Croatian organization KONTEJNER | bureau of contemporary art praxis, Device_art is a triennial international festival exploring the relationship between technology, art, and utility. The project is focused on exploring and communicating an artistic medium, which takes the shape of a technological device in a critical, provocative, or playful manner. It aims at contextualizing and presenting works that are the result of creative tendencies located at the crossroads of art-design, gadget-hack, and hybrid technologies.

Vernissage : 12 May, 7pm
Opening hours: Tues - Sun, 12pm - 5pm

Every first Thursday of the month

Eastern Bloc and CKUT are teaming up for a novel radio project, dedicated to emerging artistic practices, with special attention to those occurring on the Montreal digital arts scene. The next show will air Thursday June 4th, from 8pm to 9pm, with several invited artists.

8pm - 9pm
CKUT – 90,3 MHz



24 April 2016
Workshop given by Rob Feulner & Guillaume Vallée
24 April 2016, 11am - 3pm
Fee : $40 regular

This workshop will cover a brief history of video art related to analog video and glitch techniques, leading to a short overview of local analog artists. The artists will present their own artistic practical process. Those attending will be able to acquire knowledge on analog art and the multiple disciplines related to the subject (video, performance, and hybrid forms.) Participants will be able to explore their own process using found footage, VCRs, and analog video mixers and circuit bent machines.

9 - 23 April 2016
Pure Data & Raspberry Pi
Workshop in 3 parts given by Peter Van Haaften
9, 16, 23 April, 11am - 6pm
Fee : $150 regular

This workshop in three parts will introduce artists to the Raspberry Pi and PureData as tools for new media creation: Introduction to Pure Data, Composition with Pure Data, Pure Data and the Raspberry Pi. Workshop participants will learn the technical features of the installation and execution of Pure Data on the Raspberry Pi.


As part of their "Artist Toolkit" program, the Regroupement des artistes en arts visuels (RAAV) offers professional artists working in the visual and media arts the opportunity to receive a partial reimbursement on participation fees to workshop and continued education activities. Some conditions apply, and to know more about this program, artists are invited to click on the link below. As of 2015, all professional artists participating in Eastern Bloc workshops are eligible to receive a partial reimbursement on their registration fees.



Deadline for submissions: 6 June 2016

Eastern Bloc is currently developing its workshop programming for the 2016-2017 season and in doing so we would like to create an open call for proposals. We are interested in hosting workshops that encourage the exploration of art, science, and technology to create literacy, critical discussion, artistic expression, and community engagement. Specifically, we are interested in artists or technologists who offer workshops that are unique to their artistic practice or work.

Deadline for submissions: Ongoing

From September 2015 until June 2016, a one-night event, informal in nature, will showcase the works in progress of Eastern Bloc’s current and potential members. Participating artists receive immediate feedback from the public, are given access to the centre’s exhibition spaces, our technical resources, the team’s expertise and a range of documentations services and marketing tools. Please submit your proposal – in the fields of New Media art – at any time during the 2015 – 2016 season.