CFAT Newsletter


In this Month’s New Newsletter:

1. Short Works by Francesca Fini – Friday, June 10th.
2. CFAT Members at HIFF
3. Untangled: The 2016 AGM
4. Call for the Board of Directors
5. 2016/17 Media Art Scholars
6. Suite Audio Suite Summer Promo
7. News from Members
8. Member of the Month.. scroll to find out who!
9. Featured Equipment

Short Works by Francesca Fini


Join us for HIFF’s only 3D program! On Friday, June 10th at 9pm the Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival will be partnering with CFAT to present recent works by Francesca Fini. The works are a colourful, surrealist experience; two of which will be presented in 3D. Immediately following the screening, Francesca Fini will discuss her work in conversation with Jan Peacock over Skype via Jerusalem.
Francesca Fini is an Italian performance and video artist. She has exhibited her works internationally including at the 2011 WRO Biennale in Poland, the finals of Laguna International Art Prize in Venice, CINEMED Film Festival in Montpellier, Taormina Film Festival, Berlin Directors Lounge, IKONO TV Film Festival, FILE Electronic Language International Festival in Brazil, FONLAD Digital Art Festival, Cologne Off and Magmart Video Art Festival, which she won in 2010, 2012 and 2013. She is currently the artist-in-residence at The Naggar School of Art, Jerusalem, Israel.

DADALOOP | 10 minutes | 2015

WHITE SUGAR | 13 minutes | 2013

LISZT | 7 minutes | 2012

Current CFAT Members at HIFF

Becka Barker: Waterfowl Rice


5 PM Opening Reception and Installation by Becka Barker

Atlantic Auteurs #1


DEATH FLAME | Yalitsa Riden | 3 minutes

SEAN + DEVIN HANGING OUT | Todd Fraser | 2 minutes

MAZE | James MacSwain | 9 minutes
Atlantic Auteurs #2



WE ARE THE WORLD/MOLD | Dawn George | 7 minutes

SWIMMING IN THE IMAGINARY | Susan Wolf | 1 minute

DATA MINE | Tim Tracey | 5 minutes

Congratulations to all of our members showing in this year’s festival!

Untangled: The 2016 Annual General Meeting

Join us for our 2016 AGM on Thursday, July 7th!

We will be giving out a FREE 6 months Centre for Art Tapes membership to the first 20 people at the AGM.

Come participate in your media art centre! The Centre for Art Tapes Board of Directors extends a warm invitation to our Annual General Meeting on Thursday, July 7th 2016 at 6pm at the Centre for Art Tapes (2238 Maitland Street). Find the agenda here!

Following our AGM, we will unveil our new website and launch the online catalogue for the audio-art residency-based commissioning project Acoustic Networks. As an homage to composer and artist John Cage, ten artists were invited to create a distinctly unique work in the field of sound art reflecting the complexity and nuances of their expanding art practices. The online catalogue features work by artists Hank Bull, William Engelen, Stephen Kelly, Eleanor King, Léola Le Blanc, Cheryl L’Hirondelle, Christof Migone, Gordon Monahan, Chris Myhr and Lukas Pearse. The works in the Acoustic Networks catalogue are complemented by text by local interdisciplinary artist Claire Hodge. The online catalogue was designed by Matthew Hollett.

Call for the Board of Directors

Would you like to contribute to the local media arts community?  The Centre for Art Tapes is currently seeking nominations to its Board of Directors. Board members serve a minimum two-year term, representing the members and acting as trustees in the public interest. They guide the organization on the road to achieving its vision, mission and mandate.

Nominations can be accepted from the floor during the AGM, however members interested in serving on the Board are encourage to submit their name and a statement of interest to Renée Gruszecki, Co-chair at Deadline for expression of interest is July 5th, 2016. A full job description for the CFAT Board of Directors may be viewed here.

2016/17 Media Arts Scholars

The 2016 Media Arts Scholars have been chosen! After receiving many strong applications six talented artists have agreed to join us for the 2016/17 years. They will be announced at the upcoming AGM.

Sweet Audio Suite Summer

For the months of June, July, and August we will be offering a discount on Audio Suite Rentals! A day rental will be discounted to only $50 for members and $75 for non members. To book call (902)-422-6822!

News From Members:

Huge congrats out to CFAT member William Robinson on being shortlisted for the Sobey’s Art Award!

Ann Verrall will be presenting Cross Cultural Conversations, on Friday, June 10th at the Mikmaq Friendship Centre Halifax 7-9pm.

Support local non – profits! On Wednesday, June 8th from 6-9pm there will be a public vote at 2629 Agricola st. to help give out funds to the organizations that matter most to you. More info here!
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Member of the Month

Meet Josh Owen!

June’s member of the month is Josh Owen! Josh is a filmmaker and animator who graduated from the Screen Arts Program at the Nova Scotia Community College. He recently completed the Media Arts Scholarship program and debuted his work Lizards Lacking Love at the Halifax Central Library.

Josh’s newest film Wizardly Wickedly Weeping is about a Wizard and a Demon learning  to let go of the past. The film will be premiering at the Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival on Thursday, June 9th at 7pm.

Featured Equipment

The Lilliput 663/O/P is a lightweight 7” HDMI video monitor that can be mounted on a magic arm, tripod or shoulder mount. It works with the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema cameras (which not all monitors do). It is 1280×800, and offers focus peaking, zebra exposure peaking, and false colour for exposure reading.