Eastern Bloc

UPCOMING

20-25 May 2014
SIGHT & SOUND 2014: SCIENCE FACTION

Science Faction is a dizzying and multifaceted observation of a world undergoing profound change. Is it legitimate for us to say that we are witness to this change? That we remain neutral vis-à-vis rapid technological evolution? Are we vigilant in our enthusiasm for and acceptance of integrated systems, networked gadgets, connected machines, constant information streaming? Science Faction is about fear of the unknown; but also, because, inarguably, the idea of communicating with otherworldly beings or robots overpowering humans in a dystopian futurist society are images forever embedded in the consciousness of everyday people, Science Faction is about the sheer power of the imaginary.

Visit the festival website.



25-26 April 2014
IMCA GRADUATING EXHIBIT
Vernissage: 25 April, 6pm – 11pm
Finissage: 26 April, 6pm – 10pm

The Intermedia/Cyberarts program [IMCA] combines media arts, new technologies and interdisciplinary practices: working with video art, electronic art, programming and performance, the students of this year’s graduating class have created a collection of works which show both the technical and conceptual skills they have worked hard to develop.New media are embraced, while the role of technology and our interactions with it are critically examined.



LAB

21 April 2014
PROGRAMMING FOR KIDS
Workshop given by Stephan Schulz
Next session: 21 April 2014, 9am - 11am
Cost: $80 for the complete series of 8 classes or $10 per class

Stephan Schulz and Eastern Bloc would like to help your kids understand the basic concepts of programming (coding) as it is becoming more and more ubiquitous in our everyday interactions with technology. Your children play online games, apps on your phone or tablet, but do they know that they can create their own?



CALLS

DATA : SALON
Ongoing call

From September 2013 until June 2014, a bi-monthly 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 2013 – 2014 season.