MEDIANET NEWS July 15, 2010

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Dance for the Camera
MediaNet is excited to announce a screening of works by this year’s Dance for the Camera participants.
Saturday, July 17 at 7pm at Open Space, 510 Fort St.
Come and support MediaNet, as we celebrate 5 years of Dance for the Camera!
Admission by donation. Cash bar available
Pulse Interval
Opening: July 23, runs until August 13
Open Space, 510 Fort St.
Pulse Interval is a collaborative project between MediaNet and Open Space
The term ‘pulse interval’ refers to the gap or interval between regular or intermittent signal waveforms such as the sounds made by bats as they navigate the night sky. The exhibitionPulse Interval proposes that technology and human movement act as navigational aides in forming an interiorized local knowledge of place or identity. Three visual artists (Farheen HaQ, Azin Seraj and Andrew Forster) and a sound artist (Jamie Drouin) investigate the nuances of how we mobilize habits of movement, images, and data to navigate and inhabit our geographic, psychosocial and political locales.
Pulse Interval will be exhibited during the Off the Grid Art Crawl on August 6.
Off the Grid Art Crawl
August 6, 7pm – 11pm
various locations
With the heat of the summer coming to a close a final city wide art crawl is upon us. Join local galleries as the city comes alive for an evening of gallery hopping installations and performances. This year’s crawl features Pulse Interval at Open Space, Tyler Hodgins & John Luna at Deluge Contemporary Art and a partnership with The Helen Pitt Gallery at The Ministry of Casual Living. Other organiations participating in Off The Grid are: the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria; the fifty fifty arts collective; Olio Cooperative; Slide Room Gallery at the Vancouver School of Art.
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Screenings and Events
Movie Monday
6:30 pm Monday 19 July 2010
Crazy Heart, 2009, 112 min
The simple story of a Merle Haggard [or Kris Kristofferson]-type has been who falls in love with a younger reporter is aided greatly by excellent songs and dazzling performances by Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Colin Farrell. Life on the road and life as an alcoholic, when is it time to change? – we’ll be talking about that. Rated R for language
6:30 pm Monday 26 July 2010
Art As Mirror, 2009, 30 min & Baghdad To Peace Country, 2003, 28
Tonight we’ll be featuring two films by local filmmaker Sherry LePage and a lobby full of paintings.
Art As Mirror A celebration of Canada’s visual arts heritage (26 min) about Jeremie Gyles, a renaissance man who, as one of his many projects, painted a posthumous homage to seventy-two Canadian artists in each with a sample of their work in the image. A couple of retired teachers bought the collection and will be presenting some of the canvases.
Also Baghdad to Peace Country
“This documentary is about Canadian artist Deryk Houston, who in 1999, had a life-altering journey to Baghdad. Unable to remain an outside observer of the crisis in Iraq, Deryk travelled to witness first-hand the impact of international sanctions on the Iraqi people. Compelled to speak out, the artist embarked upon a unique nature art project designed to call attention to the situation of the children of Iraq. Using rocks, gravel and hay, Deryk began to create large-scale art installations in the image of a mother and child against diverse landscapes around the world.”
Canvases from both artists will be adorning our gallery/lobby with special guests filmmaker Sherry Lepage, Dianne Harding and Bud Huzyk, and artist Deryk Houston.
Movie Monday screens every Monday in Victoria, B.C. Admission is by donation.
Movies are shown on a 12′ screen in the Eric Martin Pavilion in the 1900 block of Fort St. Pop & popcorn at ridiculously low prices
The Canadian First Weekend Club
First Weekend Club is a non-profit organization that strives to build audiences for great Canadian films through grassroots initiatives such as special screenings, Q&As with talent, premiere parties, movie alerts and much more! First Weekend Club is a free cross Canada film club that encourages members to attend opening weekend screenings.
Canadian Films now playing:  This Movie is Broken, Splice, Black Field, The Trotsky and more.
The DVD club is discussing “The Baby Formula” and Carl Bessai’s “Mothers and Daughters”
For more information on upcoming Canadian feature films, and joining the DVD club, go to

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