UPCOMING8 - 29 May 2013
SIGHT AND SOUND FESTIVAL
For its 5th edition, the art and technology based festival, Sight & Sound, presents more than 25 international artists and over thirty projects at New Media Production & Exhibition Centre, Eastern Bloc. The festival adopts a new approach; taking place over three weeks, from the 8th to the 29th of May 2013. This edition of the festival is all the more unique because it is an occasion to celebrate Eastern Bloc’s fifth anniversary, five years in which more than 500 artists’ work have been presented at the centre.
Under the heading “Black Market,” this edition of Sight & Sound seeks to explore the rhizomatic and permeating structures of society’s concealed systems. We ask ourselves how we can demystify the black market and its perceived impenetrability. Whether we can actually succeed in unpacking the mechanisms embedded within global – and localized – clandestine networks. In today’s connected world, does the black market retain its (seemingly) dark aura? We aim to shed light on these concerns through a carefully curated program of performances, installations, conferences, workshops, as well as on and offline interventions.
Festival web site: www.sightandsoundfestival.ca/
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16 May 2013
CAFÉ-CITOYEN WITH CULTURE MONTRÉAL
Culture Montréal is pleased to invite you to a morning of presentations and workshops on the theme of cultural neighbourhoods, during which the main orientations of an action plan, developed during various Café-Citoyens throughout 2012, on the development of cultural neighbourhoods will be unveiled. The morning of the 16th continues the dialogue and reflection initiated several months ago by Culture Montréal and aims to mobilize artists, citizens, as well as the driving force behind the cultural neighbourhoods initiative and other local development projects (areas of business, education, community, among others), in the hopes of sparking a concrete engagement towards the development of cultural neighbourhoods.
8:30am - 12pm
LAB26 May 2013
NETWORKED PERFORMATIVITY: SYSTEMS, PLATFORMS AND IDENTITY
We have invited four artists, whose work challenges traditional ideas of performance, to participate in a discussion on performativity in a networked environment. The discussion, moderated by Michelle Lacombe, will shed light on the role of the artist as performer as well as the act of performance via networked platforms like Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr.Read more...
25 May 2013
ANALYZE DAT: TOR VISUALIZATION
This workshop will explore the use of natural language processing tools to analyze the goods, products and services available on online black markets, trying to reveal a faithful cartography of the dark web.Read more...
19 May 2013
CREATIVE SELF-HYPNOSIS TECHNIQUES
Following Noxious Sector’s participatory performance on the 18th, the members of the collective host a workshop, which will explore and demonstrate techniques for trance induction. This will include discussions of musical strategies, creation of self-hypnosis scripts and basic visualization and meditation techniques. Read more...
18 May 2013
This workshop aims to give participants a full and rounded understanding of the origin, nature and function of algorithms. It will move from very basic concepts of problem solving and problem decomposition to the actual implementation of an algorithm physically. Read more...
17 May 2013
In this workshop participants will use a mesh of point contacts connecting to chalcopyrite and iron pyrite to make crude amplifiers out of rocks. Read more...
CALLSDATA : SALON
From September 2012 until June 2013, 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 2012 – 2013 season.