Y2Karaoke with E. Moir

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Come hang out with the current artist in residence, see some of the stuff they have been working on, have a drink, listen to music sing some Karaoke!

Cost: FREE!

Entrance on Gottingen St. @ 2169

8-9: Video from artist in residence E. Moir
+ live music from Strange Charmz

9-12: Y2Karaoke!
Millennium glam, hackers, 90’s pop stars and drag welcome.
+Prize for best dressed!

ACCESS NOTES:
ACCESSIBLE ENTRANCE at other side of building @ 2238 Maitland st. CFAT is entirely ground level and accessible by wheelchair. There is no button to press on the entrance door for it to open automatically, however volunteer greeters will be stationed at the door for duration of the event to offer assistance. The washroom is a centrally located single room with 1 toilet and is for all genders. There will be light snacks and water available for free at the bar, as well as beer and cocktails for sale cash/credit only (no debit, sorry)! There will also be a decompression space available with comfy seats for folks who need a break.

CFAT wants to remind all that participating in public events is a privilege. Care for yourself and others. A licensed bar will be open and we do not allow outside liquor, drugs or drug use in the space. We ask that if you choose to consume alcoholic beverages that you do so in a responsible manner. We reserve the right to ask anyone to leave the space, for discrimination or violent acts, which include but are not limited to: racism, white supremacy, sexism, heterosexism, cissexism/transmisogyny, tokenism, ableism, ageism, sizeism, sexualized and all acts of violence and harassment.

If at anytime you are made to feel unsafe or require assistance, please let an employee or volunteer know at the event. Any concern brought to our attention will be taken seriously and addressed immediately.

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Women in Video: A Round Table

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Through the Looking Glass, Thirza Cuthand, 1999, 13:59

Women in Video

Saturday March 10th at 3pm

2238 Maitland St

As a complement to our upcoming Isolated Landscapes/Anchored and Adrift screenings, CFAT is proud to present Women in Video: A Round Table Discussion. CFAT Programming Director, Tori Fleming, will moderate a discussion featuring Thirza Cuthand, Becka Barker and Helah Cooper. The artists will discuss their practices, Thursday’s screening, gender and video art. Tea and pastries will be provided!

About the Artists:

Becka Barker

Becka Barker uses moving images, drawing, language, and participatory performance as strategies for exploring geography and mediated communication on collective identity. A defining feature of her work is the use of hand-crafted processes as a media art methodology. Sometimes tap dancing is involved, too.

http://www.beckabarker.info/

Helah Cooper

Helah Cooper is an interdisciplinary artist currently participating in the NSCAD Lunenburg residency. They work with live performance, video, sound, interactive play and tactile sculpture to encourage new pathways for communication and to allow room for an acceptance of queer subjectivity and absurdity.

http://helahcooper.com/

Thirza Cuthand

Thirza Jean Cuthand was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, and grew up in Saskatoon. Since 1995 they have been making short experimental narrative videos and films about sexuality, madness, youth, love, and race, which have screened in festivals internationally, including the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City, Mix Brasil Festival of Sexual Diversity in Sao Paolo, Hot Docs in Toronto, ImagineNATIVE in Toronto, Frameline in San Francisco, Outfest in Los Angeles, and Oberhausen International Short Film Festival in Germany where their short Helpless Maiden Makes an ‘I” Statement won honourable mention. Their work has also screened at galleries including the Mendel in Saskatoon, The National Gallery in Ottawa, and Urban Shaman in Winnipeg. They completed their BFA majoring in Film and Video at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, and their Masters of Arts in Media Production at Ryerson University. In 1999 they were an artist in residence at Videopool and Urban Shaman in Winnipeg, where they completed Through The Looking Glass.  In 2012 they were an artist in residence at Villa K. Magdalena in Hamburg, Germany, where they completed Boi Oh Boi. In 2015 they were commissioned by ImagineNATIVE to make 2 Spirit Introductory Special $19.99. In the summer of 2016 they began working on a 2D video game called A Bipolar Journey based on their experience learning and dealing with their bipolar disorder. It showed at ImagineNATIVE and they are planning to further develop it. They have also written three feature screenplays and sometimes does performance art. They are of Plains Cree and Scots descent, a member of Little Pine First Nation, and currently reside in Toronto.

http://www.thirzacuthand.com/

 

ACCESS NOTES:
CFAT is entirely ground level and accessible by wheelchair. There is no button to press on the entrance door for it to open automatically, however volunteer greeters will be stationed at the door for duration of the event to offer assistance. The washroom is a centrally located single room with 1 toilet and is for all genders. There will be light snacks and refreshments available for free.

CFAT would like to remind all that participating in public events is a privilege. Care for yourself and others. We reserve the right to ask anyone to leave the space, for discrimination or violent acts, which include but are not limited to: racism, white supremacy, sexism, heterosexism, cissexism/transmisogyny, tokenism, ableism, ageism, sizeism, sexualized and all acts of violence and harassment.

CFAT employees will be on site for the whole duration of the event. Any concern brought to our attention will be taken seriously and addressed immediately.

Isolated Landscapes/Anchored & Adrift

In collaboration with the Video Pool Media Arts Centre, CFAT is proud to present Isolated Landscapes/Anchored and Adrift, a collection of video works by women from 1980 to now. The screening will be in two parts:

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7pm Isolated Landscapes: Video by Prairie Women

Curated by Kathy Rae Huffman

Including videos by Thirza Cuthand, Elvira Finnigan, Hope Peterson & Maureen Medved, Dominique Rey, Reva Stone, Sheila Urbanoski and Lori Weidenhammer.

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Selling Venus – by Dominic Rey, 2003. 17:35 min.

9pm Anchored and Adrift: Video by Atlantic Women

Curated by Yalitsa Riden, Tara Taylor and Jessica Wiebe

Including works by Becka Barker, Catherine Bussiere, Hannah Levin and Halah Cooper, Marie Koehler, Natalie Boterman, and Rajee Pana Jeji Shergill. More pieces will be added to this line up by early next week. Stay tuned for exciting news!

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Sell It! – Becka Barker, 2003.

In addition to the screening, we will be holding “Women in Video: A round table discussion”. Join us on Saturday, March 10th at 3pm for snacks, tea and discussion with a few of the featured artists!

 

ACCESS NOTES:
St. Georges Main Hall has an entrance on Maitland st which is accessible by wheelchair by ramp. There is no button to press on the entrance door for it to open automatically, however volunteer greeters will be stationed at the door for duration of the event to offer assistance. There will be light snacks and water available for free.

CFAT would like to remind all that participating in public events is a privilege. Care for yourself and others. There will be no alcohol at this event. We reserve the right to ask anyone to leave the space, for discrimination or violent acts, which include but are not limited to: racism, white supremacy, sexism, heterosexism, cissexism/transmisogyny, tokenism, ableism, ageism, sizeism, sexualized and all acts of violence and harassment.

CFAT employees will be on site for the whole duration of the event. Any concern brought to our attention will be taken seriously and addressed immediately.

30th Annual Media Art Scholarship Exhibition

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The Centre for Art Tapes is pleased to present the 30th annual Media Art Scholarship Presentation. This exhibition, Hyper > Media > Paradise, is one of the most diverse uses of technology the scholarship has seen in its thirty years. The works include projection mapped ceramic sculpture, animation, analogue video, and mock holograms. For the second year the scholarship presentation is taking place within the CFAT facilities, exhibiting in the rooms in which the work was created. This years participating artists are: Andrea Thorne, Charvel Rappos, Ian Funke-McKay, Juss Heinsalu, Kate Grey and Keelin Jack.

We would like to recognize the 2017/18 Mentors who guided their scholars through the process from conception to realization: Dawn George, Anne Macmillan, Wes Johnston, Michael McCormack, Susan Tooke and Jeff Wheaton.

Opening Reception:

Thursday, February 8th at 7pm

Exhibition open to the public:

February 9th, 10th, 13th and 14th from 10am – 5pm

Suggested Donation: $10

2238 Maitland St. Halifax, NS. B3K 5B6

ACCESS NOTES:
CFAT is entirely ground level and accessible by wheelchair. There is no button to press on the entrance door for it to open automatically, however volunteer greeters will be stationed at the door for duration of the event to offer assistance. The washroom is a centrally located single room with 1 toilet and is for all genders. There will be light snacks and water available for free at the bar, as well as beer and cocktails for sale cash/credit only (no debit, sorry)!

CFAT would like to remind all that participating in public events is a privilege. Care for yourself and others. A licensed bar will be open and we do not allow outside liquor, drugs or drug use in the space. We ask that if you choose to consume alcoholic beverages that you do so in a responsible manner. We reserve the right to ask anyone to leave the space, for discrimination or violent acts, which include but are not limited to: racism, white supremacy, sexism, heterosexism, cissexism/transmisogyny, tokenism, ableism, ageism, sizeism, sexualized and all acts of violence and harassment.

CFAT employees will be on site for the whole duration of the event. Any concern brought to our attention will be taken seriously and addressed immediately.

Call for Submissions: Atlantic Women’s Screening

SUBMISSIONS DUE: February 1st, 2018 at Midnight

The Centre for Art Tapes invites self-identifying women and femmes to submit video work for a screening of Atlantic Women’s video art from 1980-2017.

Selected works will be screened by Video Pool’s series: Isolated Landscapes: a collection of work by women from the prairies from 1984-2009. We define the Atlantic region as New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI and Newfoundland and are looking for anything made between 1980 and 2017. Artists at any stages of their careers are welcomed to apply or submit work on behalf of artists who have passed away during that time.

Works will be selected by the Centre for Art Tapes Programming Committee with the aim of representing a large selection of styles, eras and geographical locations, and highlighting experimental film and video through its evolution to contemporary and emergent works. All exhibiting artists will be paid CARFAC screening fees.

The screening will take place on Thursday, March 8th 2018 at the St. Georges Parish hall on Maitland St.

To apply please submit:

  • A short description of the work (250 words or less)
  • A link to a screener copy of the piece.
  • An still or image to be used for promotional purposes.
  • Artist CV or resume

Proposals must be submitted electronically. Please email submissions to Tori Fleming, Programming Director at tori@cfat.ca with the subject line “Atlantic Women’s Screening Submission”. Applicants will be notified by February 14th.

CFAT acknowledges its historical complicacy with the inequity of opportunities across the sector. Artists who identify as Black, Indigenous, Persons of Colour, LGBTQ2SIA+, and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. The final screening will take place in a wheelchair accessible facility, and CFAT will work with applicants to accommodate disabilities and reduced mobility. Those with questions about access and equity to this opportunity or the organization in general are encouraged to contact Tori Fleming, Programming Director, at tori@cfat.ca or 902-422-6822

Dear Santa…

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The CFAT Staff taking their Christmas vacation at the North Pole.

Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!

SUPPORT YOUR FRIENDLY NEIGHBOURHOOD ARTIST-RUN CENTRE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!

The Centre for Art Tapes has a mission to provide affordable access to specialized equipment and facilities for media artists of all kinds, and showcase exciting and thought-provoking works! We strive to be a welcoming place to create, learn and share your knowledge and interest in contemporary media art – but we can’t do it alone…

This has been a big year for CFAT, we’ve welcomed a great many energetic new faces to our organization on our Board of Directors, our committees and even on our staff. We’ve undertaken a massive re-visioning of the organization where we rethought everything from our staffing structure and membership to our programming! It’s been a wonderful opportunity for everyone here to reflect on the strengths and history of our organization, and start to look ahead at how we can continue to grow. With so many changes already behind us and on the forefront, we would like to take this time to thank all of our members for all of your energy, time and boundless support.

As the year comes to a close we would like to humbly invite new and old fans of our organization to show your support. A monthly or one-time donation towards our equipment fund, programming and operations can be a heartwarming gift for the holidays, or a smart way to earn a tax write-off. CFAT is a registered Charity with the CRA and we are pleased to issue tax receipts for any donation made. If you are thinking about making a donation for tax purposes, we would kindly like to remind you that donations should be made by December 31st to be counted on this year’s tax return.

Donors play a key role in ensuring that we can continue to foster and support the rich talent of Nova Scotia and share the works of media artists from around the world with our local community. Your donation can go a long way towards supporting our programs, here are some examples of what a donation of any size and can do:

Fund a Tutorial Hour for a Scholar or Artist in Residence – $35

When our scholars or Artists in Residence need a little extra knowledge to finish the projects they’re working on, we hire local experts to teach them technical skills. Your donation will go towards paying the tutorial instructor.

Become a Supporting Member of CFAT – $100

Supporting members play a key role in growing the operations of our organization. This membership has all of the benefits of an individual membership, which includes discounted rental rates, access to free-Thursdays and invitations to member’s only events. This membership has the added benefit of being a charitable write-off and includes a thank-you from our staff and board and inclusion as a supporter of CFAT on our website.

Fund an Artist Talk or Workshop – $500

CFAT invites many visiting and local artists to lead workshops and master classes or give a lecture to the public about the exciting things that they’re doing. These sponsored events are always free to the public. $500 represents a professional fee to be paid to the artist for their time, as well as workshop supplies.

Fund a Local Artist In Residence – $4,000

Each year CFAT hosts one to two residency programs for local artists, critical writers and curators. Our residents are emerging to established artists undertaking five months of self-directed research while creating new work. Each Artist in Residence also takes on some kind of public engagement like open studio hours, teaching workshop or giving an artist talk. $4,000 represents the cost of artist fees, supplies and production access.

Fund a Scholar – $5,500

Our Media Art Scholarship program is an intensive six-month educational opportunity where we commission new works by local emerging and aspiring artists through 24-hour production access, mentorship and workshop education – this program is offered at no cost to the scholar and requires no previous experience. This is our flagship program and has been running for 30 years! $5,500 represents the full cost of putting one scholar through this program.

Contribute to our Equipment Fund

We welcome donations of any size to our equipment fund – these funds go towards the purchase of new specialized equipment as well as the cost of upkeep for our current equipment. Tom has a wish-list in mind that you can help him achieve:

$370 for an Ergotron monitor arm to adjust the heights and positions of the Online Suite monitors

$380 for Pluraleyes software for fast and easy syncing of multiple camera shots and second-system audio (such as syncing Black Magic video with audio recorded on a Zoom)

$75 for an Allegro 4-Port USB 3.0 card reader to upgrade the unreliable reader in the audio suite

$40 for a Manfrotto 2909 clamp for our LEDzilla mini-lights

In-kind Contributions

We love when our members make themselves at home in our space, and we welcome in-kind donations of items that make us better hosts! Coffee, tea and non-perishable drinks are welcome. We are also in need of forks and have our fingers crossed for a new microwave (small enough to fit in our kitchenette which can hold up to 22”x10”x12”)! Hearty houseplants will always be graciously accepted as well.

Donations can be made by sending a cheque to our mailing or facility address, or online through Canada Helps. We welcome all of our donors to pick the fund that they want to contribute to. Signing up for a monthly donation through Canada Helps is a wonderful way to make an ongoing contribution while keeping to our meager artist budgets.

Society for Art Presentation

o/a Centre for Art Tapes

PO Box 47004

Gottingen St PO

Halifax NS, B3K 2B0

Thank you for your support! We look forward to seeing and working with you in the New Year!

 

With gratitude,

 

The Centre for Art Tapes Board of Directors

Annie Onyi Cheung

Francella Fiallos

Kate Walchuk

James MacSwain

Lynn Matheson

Andrew Coll

 

CFAT’s Staff

Tom Elliott

Tori Fleming

Sally Raab-Wolchyn

Jesse Mitchell

RUDOLPH’S HAUNTED HOUSE

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Artwork by Josh Owen

The CFAT/Eyelevel/Khyber/CKDU Holiday Party!

We’ll be turning CFAT’s facility at 2238 Maitland St into a weird/festive/scary cave of wonders! The night will feature themed snacks, cocktails and Propeller beer, the DJ’ing talents of Camilla Salcedo and CKDU and a Satan/Santa photo booth by Hannah Guinan and James McSwain.

This free event is open to all and will include loads of opportunities to support your friendly neighbourhood artist-run centres and pick up some gifts while you’re at it. Let us revel in our fear of the holidays!

December 8th – Doors @ 7PM, costumes will be celebrated

ACCESS NOTES:
CFAT is entirely ground level and accessible by wheelchair. There is no button to press on the entrance door for it to open automatically, however volunteer greeters will be stationed at the door for duration of the event to offer assistance. The washroom is a centrally located single room with 1 toilet and is for all genders. Active listeners will be stationed onsite throughout the event. There will be light snacks and water available for free at the bar, as well as beer and cocktails for sale, cash only!

The Khyber, CFAT, CKDU and Eyelevel want to remind all that participating in public events is a privilege. Care for yourself and others. A licensed bar will be open and we do not allow outside liquor, drugs or drug use in the space. We ask that if you choose to consume alcoholic beverages that you do so in a responsible manner. We reserve the right to ask anyone to leave the space, for discrimination or violent acts, which include but are not limited to: racism, white supremacy, sexism, heterosexism, cissexism/transmisogyny, tokenism, ableism, ageism, sizeism, sexualized and all acts of violence and harassment.

If at anytime you are made to feel unsafe or require assistance, please let an employee or volunteer know at the event in person or through the on-call Khyber staff number (text/call us at 902.817.6620). Any concern brought to our attention will be taken seriously and addressed immediately.