Eastern Bloc

UPCOMING

5 August 2015
SI SERVE IL NUMERO...

In the performance project "Si serve il numero...", the Italian artist collective S'ODINONSUONARE presents a “Public Office for Personal Imagination Diet.” Artists Alessio Mazzaro and Marco Campana will explore the mechanical sounds that exist in the office space, for example the sound of a printer. They use these sounds as source material to create a musical composition that changes as Mazzaro prints and Campana scans documents.

5pm - 7pm
Free

Sodinonsuonare website




18 July 2015
NVA OFF-SITE #1

Eastern Bloc is pleased to present with Never Apart, a local arts organisation, the very first NVA Off-Site steps away from their Saint-Urbain location, with the appearance of DJ STINGRAY 313, a Detroit underground legend, followed by TEMPLE DJs. NVA, the musical division of Montreal-based culture centre Never Apart, seeks to create high concept experiences utilizing the city’s array of exciting event spaces.

10pm - 3am
$10 before midnight / $15 after midnight

www.neverapart.com




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 next show will air Thursday June 4th, from 8pm to 9pm, with several invited artists.

8pm - 9pm
CKUT – 90,3 MHz

www.mixcloud.com/PirateBlocRadio




LAB

22 July, 29 July, 5 August
PHYSICAL COMPUTING WITH MAX/MSP AND ARDUINO
4 part series of workshops given by Erin Gee
6pm — 10pm

A 4 part workshop series given by sound and performance artist Erin Gee. Workshop topics include Max/MSP: Sound Moves Image, Intermediate Arduino, Intro to Sensors and Arduino, and Physical Computing with Max/MSP and Arduino.




11 July 2015
VHS AND ANALOG GLITCH
Workshop given by Guillaume Vallée & Rob Feulner
11am - 6pm

This workshop will cover a brief history of video art related to analog video and glitch techniques, leading to a short overview of local analog artists. The artists will present their own artistic practical process. Those attending will be able to acquire knowledge on analog art and the multiple disciplines related to the subject (video, performance, and hybrid forms.) Participants will be able to explore their own process using found footage, VCRs, and analog video mixers and circuit bent machines.




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.