UPCOMING24 September - 14 October 2015
BPLTC I : Cellular Control
HEATHER DEWEY-HAGBORG / SUBROSA / VERENA FRIEDRICH
Eastern Bloc introduces the first segment of our 2015-2016 three-part cycle of exhibitions and activities, BPLTC, on the general theme of biopolitics. This cycle is divided into three segments: Cellular Control, Identity Control and Food Control. The development of computer and digital technologies enables important command of human activities, responding to major financial, corporate and political interests, sometimes for better. Advances in research and its technical applications raise complex issues that are central to communities, and are located at the heart of current political challenges. Many new media and digital contemporary artists are now incorporating theses questions into their work. Each exhibit will also feature a program of artist talks, discussion, and workshops.
Gallery opening hours : Tues - Sun, 12pm - 5pm
Artist talk with SubRosa: 26 September, 2pm - 3pm
Guided tour of exhibit: 27 September, 2pm - 3pm
5 - 25 November 2015: IDENTITY CONTROL
14 January - 3 February 2016: FOOD CONTROL
23 September - 4 October 2015
ALICE JARRY / CRAIG FAHNER / ERIN GEE / MYRIAM BLEAU / NATALIYA PETKOVA
Eastern Bloc is sending emerging Canadian and Québécois digital artists to Zagreb, Croatia, for the upcoming Device_art Triennial. True to its mission to support emerging Canadian digital artists, Eastern Bloc has selected five up-and-coming artists : Myriam Bleau, Erin Gee, Craig Fahner, Nataliya Petkova, and Alice Jarry. This collaboration marks an ongoing partnership with the curatorial collective, Kontejner, based in Croatia, which has produced the Device_Art Triennial for several years.
Vernissage : 24 September 2015
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
LAB8 September 2015
Workshop given by Lisa Gamble
In collaboration with Arsenal
Eastern Bloc Lab offers this one-day workshop in collaboration with Arsenal. Participants will discuss the issues of electronic recycling in a fun way and be invited to make their own musical instruments from the electronic circuits of used toys. Eastern Bloc will provide the materials, but participants are asked to bring their own toys to bend!
OPEN LAB NIGHTS
Come and join us for our weekly open lab night. Every Thursday evening, from 6pm until 10pm, open lab nights are a great opportunity to come and find out how to become a member and learn more about what our members are working on in a relaxed and casual environment.
WORKSHOPS: REDUCED PRICE
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.
CALLSDATA : SALON
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.