Eastern Bloc


14 January - 3 February 2016
BPLTC III : Food Control

The third and final part of the BPLTC exhibition cycle addresses issues of food control, namely the (non)sharing of food, ecological and natural resources worldwide. This exhibition aims to identify political and economic control mechanisms that have a direct impact on sensitive populations.Through this exhibition, we will explore the gap that exists between the perception we have, in the Western world, of digitally-connected world, and the reality of peoples, notably indigenous ones, that are restricted in their geo-biopolitical powers.

Gallery opening hours : Tues - Sun, 12pm - 5pm
Vernissage : 14 January 2016, 6pm - 9pm

Every first Thursday of the month

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



12 March 2016
Lost Poetics of the CPO
Workshop given by Emilie Mouchous
12 March 2016, 12pm - 5pm
Fee : $80 regular / $40 reduced

CPOs (Code Practice Oscillator) have long been used to learn Morse code. This workshop consists in making a portable wireless instrument inspired by these tools to practice this endangered language, thus re-actualizing a past mode of communication and revealing its potential for electronic and artistic creation. Ideas to be discussed include the notions of becoming transmitter and receiver, the poetic aspect of lost or untranslatable messages, and long-distance communication as a theme for sound improvisation.

19 January - 9 March 2016
Winter 2016 Residency

With ARRAY, Lucas Paris breaks with traditional methods of musical composition and offers an exploration specific to the digital realm, rethinking the classical parameters of the creation of analog music. He articulates his research around the interactive relationship between the instrument and the performer, while insisting on the impact of the gestures of the interpreter in the face of a complex algorithmic system which generates sound sequences. The artist attempts to represent this process in a transparent way, using LED lights that allow you to visualize those digital interactions.

Artist's website: www.lucasparis.ca
Follow the artist's progress here.

23 January - 6 February 2016
Second Life
Workshop series given by Skawennati
23 & 30 January & 6 February 2016, 10am - 6pm
Fee : $200 regular / $100 reduced

Skawennati is an artist who creates and encourages new media work in cyberspace, including websites, machima, and video games. Using the on-line virtual world, Second Life, she made a 9-episode machinima called TimeTraveller™ and has helped other artists to create installations, performances and their own machinima. Discover the possibilities this platform has to offer your art practice.


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.



Deadline for submissions: Ongoing

From September 2015 until June 2016, a one-night 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 2015 – 2016 season.