Established in 1979, EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society is an artist-run centre that facilitates the creation of media art. The organization aids artists by providing production equipment and facilities access, workshops, and programming initiatives throughout the year, including screenings, exhibitions, concerts, and even a bi-annual media arts festival, PARTICLE + WAVE.
In February 2015, EMMEDIA presented the second PARTICLE + WAVE Media Arts Festival, a five-day event showcasing the critical innovation and creativity in the media arts community. Presenting local and national artworks at venues throughout the city, including two jam-packed nights at Festival Hall, the festival aimed to highlight an art form that by its very nature, is constantly evolving with the integration of ever-changing technological processes.
On February 19, 2016, in anticipation of the 2017 iteration of the festival, we will be presenting PARTICLE + WAVE 2.5, a one-night performance and fundraiser at Festival Hall. Taking place from 7:00-11:00 pm, we will be featuring media art performances including a new performance by Halifax artist, Lisa Lipton. Fresh from her shortlist nomination for the 2015 Sobey Art Award, Lipton will be using PARTICLE + WAVE as a platform to debut her new audio-visual work, Agonist in collaboration with local media artist Carl Spencer. In addition, we open with Yankee Yankee (Whitney Ota) playing a live soundtrack to Aran Wilkinson-Blanc’s film TransfiX, and we end off the night with the super fun musical stylings of Sleepy Panther (Rita McKeough & Richard Brown).
That’s not all! Awesome door prizes will be given out throughout the night, as well as a silent auction featuring very unique items and experiences will be up for bids! This is definitely an evening not to be missed!
For more information, visit emmedia.ca