Eastern Bloc

UPCOMING

23 - 25 April 2015
HARBINGER: IMCA graduating exhibit

Concordia University’s Intermedia/Cyberarts graduating students present Harbinger, a three day gallery show and event series taking place at Eastern Bloc. harbinger strives to formulate a prognostic of our actual and virtual (potential) relation toward technology. Our goal is to open these works to the community by actively seeking the input of others and engaging our audience in creative conversation. We aim for a critical reflection and inquiry of intermedia arts as brought forward in the context of this exhibition, and hope that they will resonate outside the gallery space.

Vernissage: 23 April, 6pm – 10pm
Gallery open: 24-25 April, 12pm – 5pm




12 April 2015
PIXEL PARTY

Eastern Bloc invites your children to come celebrate the end of winter in sound and image! DJ Claire, well known in Montreal for her work at Laïka, will participate in this event and give her own musical touch of futuristic, funky, magical, space-inspired sounds and catchy beats. We will party, but we will also teach a lot of different things to your children, offerING a series of mini-workshops that will make them dance, move, but also imagine and create together.

2pm-4pm
$10 per family (suggested contribution)




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

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.

RSVP: 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.