February 1, 2017

In this Newsletter

1. Call for submissions to the Flux Gallery
2. Cinema Salon and Arthouse February screenings
3. Screening of For Jackson: A Time Capsule Feb 25
4. Activate! program looking for 2 new project creators
5. Handmade and Analogue workshop returns May 21
6. Members’ News:
-Opening of Trace Nelson’s exhibition Microfauna at Xchanges Gallery Feb 3
-MediaNet member looking for crew
-Trace Nelson’s Sous Le Ciel and Brian MacDonald’s Partly Cloudy at the Victoria Film Festival



1. Call for submissions to the Flux Gallery

The Flux Gallery is looking for submissions of media art works for screening or exhibition during our 2018/19 programming year (October 2018 -September 2019). For the purposes of the gallery, media art is defined as film, video, sound and net art, and includes installation, interactive art and performance works focused around these forms. 

Deadline for submissions is March 3, 2017. Proposals will be adjudicated by a jury, and artists will be notified of the results in April 2017.

Please send the following information to fluxmediagallery@gmail.com attn: Catlin


  • Artist’s name and contact information
  • A description of the proposed exhibition (500 words max.)
  • An artists’ statement (1 page max.)
  • A bio or CV listing past exhibitions or screenings of work
  • Five photographs or up to 10 minutes of video (links to on-line work preferred) of proposed artworks
  • Please indicate any technical support that may be required for presentation of the work, including any equipment needs.


If you have questions about the submission process, please contact Catlin Lewis, Programming Director, at cat@medianetvictoria.org

2. Cinema Salon and Arthouse screening series

Arthouse Presents the Mistress of Spices

7pm February 2 at the Victoria Arts Council, 636 Fort St.

Free to attend.

MediaNet is pleased to announce our new screening series, Arthouse, held in partnership with the Victoria Arts Council and The Bay Centre. Arthouse alternates with our Cinema Salon series, and presents thematic screenings from Canada and beyond.

About the film:
Growing up in India, Tilo has the ability to see the future. She becomes the Mistress of Spices and is sent to the Spice Bazaar in San Francisco, with the mission of following three basic rules: help her clients to accomplish their desires with the spices, but never hers; never leave the store; and never be touched in the skin. When she meets the handsome American architect Doug, she feels a great attraction and desire for him, breaking the first rule and being punished by the spices.

Cinema Salon Presents Chocolat

7pm February 16 at the Victoria Arts Council, 636 Fort St.

Free to attend.

Chocolat tells the story of a young mother, played by Juliette Binoche, who arrives at the fictional, repressed French village of Lansquenet-sous-Tannes with her six-year-old daughter and opens La Chocolaterie Maya, a small chocolate shop. Her chocolate quickly begins to change the lives of the townspeople.


3. Screening of For Jackson: A Time Capsule

2pm February 25 at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 1040 Moss St.

A collaboration between the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, MediaNet and the BC Black History Awareness Society, in honour of Black History Month

For Jackson: A Time Capsule is a documentary portrait of two Canadian women, Rosemary Brown (1930-2003) BC’s first black MLA, and Ruth Horricks-Sujir (b. 1925) who as a young woman moved to India. The film creates a time capsule for their young grandson, Leila’s nephew Jackson, who is a hip hop artist living in Vancouver.  By moving viewers through the geographies and journeys of these women’s lives, Sujir uses landscapes as points of arrival and departure, and oceans as streams of stories.

Leila Sujir is a media artist working in video and 3D technologies who teaches at Concordia University. Leila and Jackson will be present at the screening to answer questions about the film, and Jackson will perform a short piece.

4. Activate! program looking for 2 new project creators

MediaNet is looking for 2 new participants for our Activate! Creative Program. As an Activate project creator you may receive individual tutoring and production planning assistance.  You will access MediaNet, production and post-production gear by mutual agreement with the tech director. You will receive ongoing support and consultations until you have achieved your creative goal.

To apply, send a one page project outline to kirk@medianetvictoria.org    Activate your creativity.

5. Handmade and Analogue filmmaking workshop returns in May!

Learn to create a super 8 or 16mm film with MediaNet’s equipment and production support. Cost is $99 and includes a roll of film. Works will be shown at the end of the workshop in August 2017

More information to come!

If you have questions, or to register, please contact Peter Sandmark peter@medianetvictoria.org


6. Members’ News:

Opening of Trace Nelson’s exhibition Microfauna at Xchanges Gallery
7pm February 3 at 
Artists’ talk 3pm Feb 18
Exhibition runs until Feb 18.

The skills involved in domestic craft are applied to ideas and concepts of contemporary art to explore the Modernist approach that prioritizes autonomy while devaluing skill. The installation of movable textile sculptures incorporates mobile webcams, video and murals. The show will culminate in a closing event with live performers animating the wearable sculptures to create a live-action video (3 to 5 pm).


Brian Bernard is looking for crew for a film shoot
Looking for a camera person, 2 PAs, and three actors in their 50’s (two men and a woman) for the second film in a trilogy about the Right to Die campaign.
The shoot takes place in Victoria, and will be for approx 2 days later in February.

If interested, please contact Brian at briantbernard@gmail.com


Trace Nelson’s Sous Le Ciel and Brian MacDonald’s Partly Cloudy at the Victoria Film Festival

Both films screened in the BC Shorts Program at 9:45pm on Feb. 7 at the Odeon 5.

More info: http://www.victoriafilmfestival.com/film-guide/short-programs-bc/