Eastern Bloc


5 August 2015

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

Sodinonsuonare website

18 July 2015

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


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



8 September 2015
Circuit Bending
Workshop given by Lisa Gamble
In collaboration with Arsenal
Cost: $35

Eastern Bloc Lab offers this one-day workshop in collaboration with Arsenal. Participants will discuss the issues of electronic recycling in a fun way and be invited to make their own musical instruments from the electronic circuits of used toys. Eastern Bloc will provide the materials, but participants are asked to bring their own toys to bend!


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.


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.



Ongoing call

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.