July at CFAT: Calls, AGM, Screening and More!


Call for Submissions:

CFAT Call For Submissions: RE:Member Screening
Deadline: Thursday, July 28th at Midnight

The Centre for Art Tapes is delighted to announce a call for submissions for our upcoming members-only screening entitled RE:Member. The screening will consider what it means to be a member, what it means to be a part of a community, a fragment of a larger structure, an insider or outsider. How does your sense of belonging affect your practice?

The RE:Member screening will celebrate the wide diversity of new work(s) produced by our members. RE:Member will be curated by the Centre for Art Tapes’ Programming Committee based on the quality, originality and thematic content of the submission(s).

The screening will take place on August 25th, 2016 at Paul O’Regan Hall in the Halifax Central Library. Works must be no longer then 15 minutes in length. As the screening location can only support single channel video works or audio pieces, installations will not be accepted. Artists will be paid in accordance with the 2016 IMAA (Independent Media Art Alliance) fee schedule.

To apply you must be a CFAT member in good standing, non-members are free to purchase a membership prior to submitting their application. Work must have been created in the last five years.

To apply please submit:
–  A clear and concise description of project.
–  A link to a screener copy of the piece.
–  An still or image to be used for promotional purposes.
–  Artist CV
–  Artist statement (maximum 250 words)

Proposals must be submitted electronically. Please email submissions to Tori Fleming, Programming Coordinator at tori@cfat.ca with the subject line “RE:Members Screening Submission”.

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). Since it’s getting hot in HRM we will also be giving away door prizes of Dee Dee’s ice cream and serving up some Popsicles. Don’t miss your chance to stay cool at the CFAT AGM. We look forward to seeing you!

See the agenda here.

Accoustic Networks Launch

Following our AGM, we will unveil our brand new website and launch the stunning 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.

CFAT Radio Club

The Centre for Art Tapes is developing a weekly half hour interview Radio Show/Podcast about contemporary media arts for CKDU. We’re looking for a few people to help produce the show.  All levels of experience are welcome to help with audio recordings, programming and logistics.

If you’re interested in being a part of the CFAT Radio Club email Programming and Communications Coordinator Tori Fleming at tori@cfat.ca before July 8th.

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. Book now! call (902)-422-6822 or email tom@cfat.ca!

After Hours Project Room Rentals

Did you know you can rent the project room on evenings and weekends? Recently the project room has been rented to shoot music videos, screen films, and hold a workshop for the Canadian Editors Guild. If you’d like to rent the room, call (902)422-6822 or email tom@cfat.ca.

Members News

Tim Tracey’s film Canadian Ninja is now available online! Canadian Ninja follows Buck North, former box-office smash hit and disgraced Canadian kickboxing champion, can’t remember his past.

Lorna Kirk’s most recent short Him is up on the NFB website. Lorna Kirk created Him in the NFB program ‘Hot House.’ She is also a recent grad of the CFAT Powerlines andimation program.

Member of the Month

Meet Dawn George!

July’s CFAT member of the month is Dawn George. Dawn George is an independent media artist working in film, video and installation. She is a graduate of Ryerson’s Radio and Television Arts Program and the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York.  Dawn received her film and media arts training through the Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative (One-Minute Film Program) and the Centre for Art Tapes (Media Arts Scholarship Program).

Featured Equipment:

Edirol V-4 Video Mixer

We recently had some fun at CFAT with video feedback, pointing two cameras at a TV and sending the results to a DV deck. Watch the video of it can do!

The V-4 has four inputs (2 can be S-video, the rest are composite), several effects (including Strobe, Mirror, Multi, Picture-in-Picture, Lumakey and Chromakey).

The T-bar is used to switch between two assignable inputs (live or pre-recorded video feeds), or between two instances of the same input with different effects. The V-4 can also be triggered or synced via MIDI.

Individual Member:      $15
Non-Member:              $25
Non-Profit Org.:           $20
Commercial:                $45

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 operations@cfat.ca. Deadline for expression of interest is July 5th, 2016. A full job description for the CFAT Board of Directors may be viewed here.