MEDIANET NEWS August 29 2013

MediaNet will be closed on Monday, September 2 for Labour Day. Coming up at MediaNet: Marina Roy artist’s talk and demonstration at MediaNet September 13; Jan Peacock artist’s talk at Open Space September 16; MediaNet’s Activate workshop, weekends, September 21 – October 7:MediaNet Members Janet Rogers and Kym Hines at the Anarchist Bookfair,and looking for volunteers to sit at bookfair info table September 15 and 16; Around Town

1. Artist talk and demonstration by Marina Roy
3-5pm on Friday September 13
at MediaNet

The talk is free to attend, but space is limited. Please RSVP if you would like to attend.

Experimental animation artist Marina Roy will be giving a talk and demonstration of her work at MediaNet on Friday September 13.

Roy is a Vancouver based artist working across a variety of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, animation, video, performance and writing. She has exhibited work across Canada, as well as in Europe and the U.S. Roy has been working as assistant professor of visual arts at the Department of Art History, Visual Art, and Theory at UBC since 2002. The ideas investigated in her artwork and writing stem from her ongoing research in such areas as psychoanalysis, gender, and biopolitics. She is currently working on a book, Queuejumping, which will investigate the construction of nature, nomadism, human-animal distinction, and the letter Q.
Her work can be viewed on her website

Marina Roy will be showing two works – Apartment and One Hundred Years Later-
from September 2 – 22 as a part of the Crossing Channels screening Series at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.

For information on Art Gallery hours and admission please go to

2. Jan Peacock artist’s talk at Open Space
510 Fort St.
7pm Monday September 16
Free to Attend

MediaNet and Open Space are co-hosting a talk by Jan Peacock, a Canadian video and installation artist based in Halifax BC.
Peacock has completed over twenty video works and installations and has exhibited widely throughout Canada, as well as in France, Holland, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Poland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. At the talk she will be showing some of her work.

See her website

3. MediaNet’s Activate workshop
Weekends, September 21 -October 7
Cost $150 MediaNet members, $180 public

To register, please contact

Activate schedule

Weekend 1 Sat Sept 21 & Sun 22
Saturday 21 Sept 1-4 pm. Activate orientation and meet
Sun 22 sept 1 – 4 pm. MN Cameras and Equipment

Weekend 2 Sat Sept 28 & Sun 29
Sat 28 Sept 1-4 pm Shooting for the Editor with Anna Malkin
Sunday Sept 29 – Video Cinematography & Audio Techniques

Weekend 3 Sat Oct 6 & Sun Oct 7
Sat 6 October – Story Editing – 10 to 5 (participants only)
Sunday Oct 7, 10 – noon – Intro to iMovie
Sunday Oct 7, 1-5 pm Intro to Final Cut Pro X

ACTIVATE drop in Saturdays 1 to 5. MN open 1 to 5 with priority given to Activate Participants.
Oct 12, 19, 26. Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

ACTIVATE screenings: Tues 17 Sept – Best of previous Activate and EcoDoc workshops.

Activate Screening (and MN christmas party) Thursday 5 December

4. Members

MediaNet members at the Anarchist Bookfair

Friday September 13
7-9pm @ Little Fernwood Hall 1923 Fernwood Rd
$5-$10 Donation

All In/digenous Writers Night
An inspiring evening celebrating new and established voices in the indigenous literary community. Standing Nation Drum
will open the evening with DJ tracks to wrap things up. Everyone welcome.
Featured readers: Janet Rogers (Mohawk/Tuscarora), Jen Wickham (Wet’suwet’en), Garry Gottfriedson (Secwepemc Nation),

Troy Andrew Sebastian, Alana Sayers (Nuu-cha-nulth).

Saturday, September 14
Fernwood Community Centre, 1240 Gladstone.

Kym Hines “Taking the Fall and Rising” film screening (in Room 1)
Film screening and discussion with filmmaker kym a. hines, aka kym hothead-
from the streets hirself. Focused on experiences of living on the street in Victoria,
the film intertwines stories of housing, shelter, and experiences with police.

MediaNet is looking for volunteers to help us at the information table at the Anarchist Bookfair on Saturday September 14
and Sunday September 15.

If you can help, please contact Kirk




Victoria Anarchist Bookfair
September 14-15
Fernwood Community Centre, 1240 Gladstone.
Free to attend, and everyone welcome.

The Bookfair features participants from all over North America and beyond. The event seeks to challenge colonial attitudes, introduce anarchism to the public, foster dialogue between various political traditions, and create radical, inclusive, anti-oppressive spaces. Participants with different visions, practices, and traditions are welcome. Events include book and information tables, workshops, readings, films, presentations, and much more!

For more information, please see the website

CineVic’s Reel-to-Reel Music + Film Challenge hits the big screen

When two segments of Victoria’s arts scene converge, the result is the Reel-to-Reel Music + Film Challenge, an evening of independent artistry like none other the city has to offer. CineVic: Society of Independent Filmmakers is proud to present the work of eight filmmaking teams set to the sounds of eight local musicians at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 8th at The Vic theatre (808 Douglas St.).

Tickets are $10 and available now at CineVic, 1931 Lee Ave., from Tuesday to Friday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Saturday, noon until 4 p.m.

Open Space
510 Fort St.

Impression Formation: Tanya Doody

Residency August 13 to September 2, 2013
Opening September 13, 7:00 p.m.
Exhibition September 13 to 28
Artist’s talk September 28, 3:30 p.m.

“Clay and gestures are loaded with potential. I’m trying to get away from the permanence of them.”

Victoria artist Tanya Doody intertwines craftivist strategies, performative acts, and poetic gestures. During her artist’s residency at Open Space, Doody will explore clay’s capacity to document fleeting impressions, whether human communciation or non-human histories.

more information


Call for Submissions – National Screen Institute

Call for short films. $4000 available to be won.

More information


David Simmond’s screen actors’ studio
845 Fisgard St, Victoria B.C.
Ph: 250-595-1339. / e:


Movie Monday

There will be no film screening on Monday September 2.

6:30 pm Monday 9 Sep 2013
Looking For Richard, 111 min, 1996

Al Pacino dons three hats, as creator, director and star, in this intertwining performance of Shakespeare’s gripping, tragic ‘Richard III’ and an intimate and often comic look at the struggle to bring the play to film. A terrific primer on The Bard and the passionate people who illuminate his classic plays – by the versatile actor we know better as a gangster and mafia don, more recently as Jack Kavorkian (You Don’t Know Jack). Pg13 more

Speaking of the modern world, the skeleton of R III, with tell-tale crooked backbone, was recently uncovered a year ago under a parking lot in Leicester. It has since been verified with DNA testing, comparing with known descendants. more
cast: Al Pacino, Penelope Allen, Kevin Spacey, Winona Ryder, Estelle Parsons, Alec Baldwin, Aidan Quinn

The Canadian First Weekend Club

Great Canadian Film – It’s out there!
Through Q&A’s with filmmakers and actors, contests, premiere parties, advance screenings, film alerts, and much more, First Weekend Club encourages members to attend opening weekend screenings in order to keep Canadian films in theatres longer.

Currently, First Weekend Club has branches in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Victoria, Ottawa, Halifax, Montreal, and continues to expand into other cities across the country.

Coming to Theatres: The Ghosts in Our Machine, The Scene, Everyday is like Sunday and more!


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The next newsletter with be on September 12, 2013