MEDIANET NEWS September 12, 2013

Starting Saturday September 21, MediaNet will be open Saturdays 1-5pm.
Coming up at MediaNet:Marina Roy artist’s talk and demonstration at MediaNet 3pm September 13;Jan Peacock artist’s talks at Open Space September 14, 16;MediaNet’s Activate workshop, weekends, September 21 – October 7;”Taking the Fall” Screening and Indigenous Writers Night at the Anarchist Bookfair; 7pm Friday September 13 Tanya Doody reception at Open Space; Submission Request: short films about Governor Generals Award Winners

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

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.

She will be speaking at the Art Gallery at 2pm on Saturday, September 14.
For information on Art Gallery hours and admission please go to

2. Jan Peacock artist’s talks at Open Space
510 Fort St.
2pm Saturday September 14 – Conversation with Tanya Doody
4pm Monday September 16 – talk for senior art students about the graduate program at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
7pm Monday September 16 – screening and artists’ talk

Free to Attend

MediaNet and Open Space are co-hosting a screening and talk by Governor General Award Winning video and installation artist Jan Peacock.
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.
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

All In/digenous Writers Night
Friday September 13
7-9pm @ Little Fernwood Hall 1923 Fernwood Rd
$5-$10 Donation

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).

Kym Hines “Taking the Fall and Rising” film screening (in Room 1)
Saturday, September 14
Fernwood Community Centre, 1240 Gladstone.

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.




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

Open Space
510 Fort St.

Impression Formation: Tanya Doody

Opening Reception Friday, September 13 at 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


Looking for filmmakers to make videos of Governor General’s Award Winners

We are looking to pair directors with the 2014 winners to create artistic two-minute video portraits. The commissioned directors will be acknowledged in every way possible as creators of these videos. The video portraits will be shown on Council’s web site, YouTube channel and the video wall in the public space of the Council’s new building. They will also be shown on the websites and at events of partner organizations such as the National Gallery of Canada at the award ceremony at the Governor General’s residence. The commissioned directors and IMAA members are encouraged to show the works as well.

Each video is to be an artistic portrait of the recipient, in which the commissioned artist has complete creative control. Please consult the attached document for more details.

Deadline for submissions: Friday, October 4, 2013

If you have any questions please contact:

Lolita Boudreault
Canada Council for the Arts

1-800-263-5588 x4557 | 613-566-4414 x4557


Ian Reid

Conseil des arts du Canada

1 800 263-5588 poste 5203 | 613 566-4414 poste 5203


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


Movie Monday

6:30 pm Monday 16 Sep 2013
RASTA: A Soul’s Journey, 96 min, 2011

Bob and Rita Marley’s charismatic granddaughter Donisha Prendergast, is our guide in a quest to discover the roots, evolution and impact of the Rastafarian movement. From it’s roots in Ethiopia, its rise in Jamaica, with that incredible boost world-wide through the power of the Marleys’ Reggae music, to communities in UK, South Africa, India, Israel and Canada, we learn what it is to be a ‘Rastamon’. pg13 film synopsis ~ review ~ more.

6:30 pm Monday 23 Sep 2013
Vertigo, 52 min, 2010

Jimmy Stewart plays a cop coming out of retirement to solve the case of a woman, Kim Novak, who seems to be possessed and wanders San Francisco in a trance. While following Madeleine, Scottie saves her from a suicide attempt and soon a love affair blooms between the two, which leads Scottie into a vertiginous mystery fueled by his dark obsessions. Pg

Michael van den Bos, a Vancouver-based film history teacher and film critic extraordinaire, will introduce this 1958 Alfred Hitchcock dizzying masterpiece, that now displaces Citizen Kane as Greatest Film Ever Made.

Q&A will follow Michael van den Bos bio

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 26, 2013