Eastern Bloc

UPCOMING

18 March 2015
DATA : SALON II
GUILLAUME VALLÉE & ALESSANDRA RIGANO & HAZY MONTAGNE MYSTIQUE / IQRAR RIZVI

For the second Data : Salon of 2014-15, we present the works of local artists Guillaume Vallée, in collaboration with Alessandra Rigano and Hazy Montagne Mystique, and Iqrar Rizvi. Temporal Drone is a psychedelic electro-visual hybrid performance in which the motion of dancer Rigano is live-streamed and visually manipulated by Vallée, while spectators are immersed in drone music by Hazy Montagne Mystique. Over the Rainbow and back again is an invitation to travel beyond the clouds and into the world of divinities. Composed of three pieces, Annette - The Dancing Umbrella, Sound Claws and Halo Piece, the work experiments with the art of performance, the limits of the human body (and nature), and the expansion of its power.

7pm-10pm
Free entrance




Every first Thursday of the month
PIRATEBLOCRADIO

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 first edition will take place on March 5th at 8:00PM with two invited artists: Alejo Duque, the project's main source of inspiration, and Audrey Samson, currently artist-in-residence at Eastern Bloc.

8pm - 9pm
CKUT – 90.3 MHz



LAB

25 April 2015
DIY COSMIC GUN
Workshop given by Annie Wan
Saturday April 25, 1pm - 6pm
Price : 40$ regular / 30$ members
To reserve your place, please email lab@easternbloc.ca
Warning! 15 participants max

Cosmic Gun, the device art, is an amateur, low-cost astronomy project that enables the general public to be connected momentarily with cosmic rays coming from outside the Solar System. The workshop will introduce different cosmic rays detectors inventions around the globe and hands-on technical skills on building DIY cosmic rays detectors.




26 January - 20 March 2015
RESIDENCY: AUDREY SAMSON
FUNERAL PARLOUR / EMBALM YOUR DIGITAL DATA

Have you ever thought of erasing your entire digital footprint? All those selfies, archived emails, tweets, likes, check-ins, late night chat sessions...In her residency project, Audrey Samson will orchestrate a funeral for digital footprints and identities. Samson collects USB keys and other storage devices and, by request, coats them in epoxy, forever sealing them. The finished project will be presented in gallery from April 1st to 5th.

Vernissage: 1 April, 6pm - 9pm
Exhibit open: 2 - 5 April, 12pm - 5pm




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.

www.raav.org



CALLS

DATA : SALON
Ongoing call

From September 2014 until June 2015, 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 2014 – 2015 season.