Eastern Bloc


7 July - 25 August 2016

Eastern Bloc is happy to announce the launch of DJ-Q, a new series of weekly events to discover new sounds all throughout the summer season. Come feast and drink while discovering the work of artists and DJs in our newly redone back alley. Each Thursday will be specially curated for your summer sunsets.

Each Thursday, 6pm - 10pm

9 - 12 June 2016

Les Transformables v.102 seeks to present media artworks, kinetic and sound installations, as well as audiovisual performances shown in parallel to the installation works. With works by: Alexandre St-Onge, Anne-F. Jacques, Herman Kolgen, Leyla Majeri, Katherine Kline, Nikki Forrest, Peter Flemming, Steve Bates, and Bill Clintwood.
Curator: Eric Mattson

Gallery hours: 12pm - 6pm
Vernissage: 9 June, 4pm
Performances: 9 - 12 June, various hours

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



27 August 2016
Workshop given by Ismail Negm
27 August 2016, 10am - 6pm
Fee : $350

MUTABLE-INSTRUMENTS releases both open hardware and source for its modules with the intention of encouraging collaboration and contributions from the hardware and software hacker community. This advanced workshop is aimed at introducing this platform to both kinds of hackers (and artists and makers alike) through the building of a Braids Macro-Oscillator.

24 April 2016
Workshop given by Rob Feulner & Guillaume Vallée
24 April 2016, 11am - 3pm
Fee : $40 regular

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.


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: 6 June 2016

Eastern Bloc is currently developing its workshop programming for the 2016-2017 season and in doing so we would like to create an open call for proposals. We are interested in hosting workshops that encourage the exploration of art, science, and technology to create literacy, critical discussion, artistic expression, and community engagement. Specifically, we are interested in artists or technologists who offer workshops that are unique to their artistic practice or work.

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.