Eastern Bloc

UPCOMING

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
Gallery Hours: Tues - Sun, 12pm - 5pm




13 December 2014
SWARMING EMOTIONAL PIANOS

ERIN GEE A cybernetic musical performance work that bridges robotics and emotion to create a biologically harmonic chamber music, Swarming Emotional Pianos features a set of mobile robots that each house instrumental and lighting components.

8pm - 0pm
$20 / 10$ (students, seniors, artists)

www.innovationsenconcert.ca



11 December 2014
ESCALES IMPROBABLES @ EASTERN BLOC

Les Escales Improbables de Montréal take over, for one night only, Eastern Bloc for a series of performances with invited artists Arm, Mc Rappeur, Allison Moore, Marilyne Fournier and L.O.S., Jessica Arseneau, as well as a surprise group to be revealed during the event. The artists are given carte blanche to occupy the gallery space and freely perform for the public.

7pm - 10pm
5$

www.escalesimprobables.com

LAB

24 January - 14 February 2015
Introduction to Programming Fundamentals with Arduino
Workshop given by Angeleau Gabereau
4 part series of workshops given by Angela Gabereau
Price: $300 regular / $150 members, students and professional artists
To reserve your place, please email lab@easternbloc.ca

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.



OPEN LAB NIGHTS

Come and join us for our bi-monthly open lab night. Starting on Thursday September 25th at 6PM, and every other Thursday after that. This is a great opportunity to come and find out how to become a member and find out about what our members are working on in a relaxed and casual environment. Full calendar online.



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.