Eastern Bloc

UPCOMING

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



7 March 2015
Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well documented: in a 2010 survey, Wikimedia found that less than 13% of its contributors are female. We invite you to help address this absence at a Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 6pm - 9pm at Eastern Bloc. We will provide tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, and reference materials. For the editing-averse, we urge you to stop by to show your support. We also encourage remote participation; you can share your thoughts on the editing process in real-time on our Wikipedia Meet Up page and here on the Tumblr.

6pm-9pm
Eastern Bloc Lab




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

Eastern Bloc presents 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.

Bar Le Ritz PDB (www.barleritzpdb.com)
179 rue Jean-Talon ouest
11pm - 3am




LAB

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.




14 March 2015
NARCISSUS REDEEMED
Workshop given by Johnny Forever &Gambletron
March 14, 1pm - 5pm
Price : suggested contribution $10

Narcissus Redeemed is a workshop for performance and media artists, selfie queens, vloggers, and other generators of virtual selves. Visual artist Johnny Forever Nawracaj and sound artist Gambletron team up to facilitate a four hour group exploration Internet-based performance. The workshop will take place in two cities simultaneously, Montreal and Peterborough with a live stream connecting participants visually and audibly across the Internet.

To reserve, email lab@easternbloc.ca




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




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.