Eastern Bloc

UPCOMING

28 February 2015
NUIT BLANCHE
PETRA GLYNT, MARIE DAVIDSON, XARAH DION, PASCALE PROJECT, BABI AUDI

Eastern Bloc is partnering with the unique, the inspiring Bethlehem XXX to present a night of music and dancing in the company of five women artists: Petra Glynt (Toronto), Xarah Dion (Montreal), Marie Davidson (Montreal), and Pascale Project (Montreal), and the DJ performance of Babi Audi.

Bethlehem XXX (www.bethlehem.xxx)
6568, Saint-Laurent boulevard
11pm - 3am
$5.00 (suggested contribution)




22 January - 11 February 2015
ROBOTIS PERSONAE
SOFIAN AUDRY, SAMUEL ST-AUBIN, STEPHEN KELLY
BEATRIZ HERRERA


Robotis Personae is an invitation to explore robotic and organic ecosystems. It is a reflection on today’s collective spirit and the profound nature of interactions happening within it, where technological objects are increasingly important. This exhibit is an open-ended question about those paradoxes that exist between the automatic and the organic, the rational and the irrational, determinism and free will, not to mention the conviction that these opposing aspects are perhaps also closely intertwined in both the human heart and the robotic circuit.

Vernissage: 22 January, 6pm
Artist talk: 29 January, 6pm - 7pm
Gallery Hours: Tues - Sun, 12pm - 5pm




LAB

17 February - 7 April 2015
INTRODUCTION TO PYTHON PROGRAMMING
Workshops given by Ismail Negm
Tuesdays, 17 February - 7 April, 7pm - 10pm
Price : $250 regular / $125 reduced

A general foundations Python programming course in 8 weekly sessions, given by Ismail Negm. No matter what your field of interest, there's a good chance learning to code in Python will bring you valuable new forms of expression.

To reserve your place: lab@easternbloc.ca




24 January - 14 February 2015
Programming Fundamentals with Arduino
Workshops given by Angeleau Gabereau
24 & 31 January / 7 & 14 February, 12pm - 6pm
Price: $300 regular / $150 reduced

In this 4 part series, Angela Gabereau will teach the basic fundamentals of computer programming using the popular controller Arduino, ranging from binary mathematics to object-oriented programming. The participants will learn some basic electronics too. Participants will use Processing, an open source programming language and integrated development environment (IDE) in conjunction with Arduino.

To reserve your place: lab@easternbloc.ca




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.