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Rise Up, Fallen Angel — TONIGHT

by on May.26, 2011, under Concerts, Design, Events, Fallen Angel, Films, Media, Music, Photography, Rise Up, Rise Up Fallen Angel, Technology, Video

If you are not able to come to the show Rise Up, Fallen Angel — Please watch on the Center for Performance Research UStream channel.

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/cprnyc

This is a big night — we have had many technical challenges setting up 3 screens of projection and surround sound, then streaming it all on to the internet.

Tonight is our open rehearsal, see you there.

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Rise Up, Fallen Angel on Vimeo

by on May.24, 2011, under Concerts, Design, Events, Fallen Angel, Films, Media, Music, Open Source, Photography, Rise Up Fallen Angel, Technology, Video

Rise Up Fallen Angel – Thurs 5/26-Sat 5/28 – www.cprnyc.org – Brooklyn, NY from Christina deRoos on Vimeo.

I am in NYC working hard on the show with my collaborators.

Christina deRoos, my collaborator in the visual projection aspect of the show, made a video yesterday and posted it on Vimeo as a demo.

I hope you like it.

Click here to View on Vimeo.

Tickets available on Brown Paper Tickets Here — only $12.

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Rise Up, Fallen Angel in Brooklyn, NY

by on May.08, 2011, under Concerts, Design, Events, Media, Music, Photography, Projects, Rise Up Fallen Angel, Video


Rise Up, Fallen Angel

The ephemeral strands that connect us; a gesture, a sound, a touch – may trigger cascades of meaning.
A glimpse of something peripheral to the main event, catches attention, and is gone — slipping into the crowd. “Play the Moment Composers’ Collective” weaves together strands of light and sound to form a tapestry of improvised narrative. The integrated media exhibition, Rise Up, Fallen Angel, brings together a diverse collection of visual creators from many countries who have sent their angels through the internet. We invite you to a primal, emotional experience designed to create an organically resonant, sensory immersion. Satisfy the need for spiritual renewal and tribal ritual in a contemporary context; myth and symbolism invoked using the latest in modern technology. We seek to reinforce the resilience of the human spirit: rise up and overcome the problems we all recognize in our lives, our communities and our planet.

Download RUFA-blurb-final-150wd

The show will be awesome because of the wonderful artworks that have been submitted and the artistry of the Play the Moment Composers’ Collective.

Play the Moment consists of:

Paul Plimley – Lisle Ellis – Christina deRoos – Victoria Gibson

More information will be posted soon as I am working on producing a short demo of the show.

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Women and Identity Festival

by on May.01, 2011, under Events, Media, Music, Photography

Deep Listening Institute and the 11th Annual Women & Identity Festival present:
Women & Identity – An Art on the Wall Virtual Gallery
May 7-June 30, 2011
Opening Reception:  May 7 from 7-9 pm
The Shirt Factory Gallery, 77 Cornell St, Suite 303
Virtual Gallery on view:  deeplistening.org/site/content/art-wall-home

Artists include Sadee Brathwaite, Susan Bottrell, Victoria Gibson, Leslie Greene, Jan Harrison,
Julie Hedrick, Ione, Shirley Parker-Benjamin, Julia Santos-Solomon, Suiren and Julia White

Women & Identity Group Show is dedicated to the concept of women artists creating a vibrant and supportive community with each other.


ART ON THE WALL
Virtual Gallery are exhibitions of virtually projected paintings, sculpture, video installations and other visual works
curated by Deep Listening Institute’s Artistic Director, IONE.  Screenings and opening receptions take place at Deep Listening Space in the Shirt Factory at 77 Cornell Street, Suite 303 on the first Saturday of the month of the announced exhibition. The artist’s statement and work is featured on the DLI website during the ensuing month at http://deeplistening.org/site/content/art-wall-home.

Victoria G, Fine Imagery

Artist Statement:

Hindu philosophy sees each of us as containing five layers; the least refined, outside layer is the sheath of food. The inner layers are more related to spiritual existence, breath and links to the divine. The sheath of food, my flesh, is the layer that defines my sex, in all other layers no fundamental difference between men and women is defined.

In the North American society that has shaped my development, my identity as a girl, then as a woman was often used as a constraint. Females did not ride motorcycles, play electric guitar or become expert in technology, yet, I did all of these activities. This led to a lot of gender confusion in my mind until, when I was in my 30’s I created my own concept of womanhood. Since that time, I have decided that because I am certifiably female that activities I do are appropriate for a woman. I ignore criticism and societal definitions as much as possible.

In the 1950’s and ’60’s girls were assigned roles based on their physical appearance. I was not in the “”pretty girl”” category, so I was encouraged to have a “”nice personality”” and be useful in the domestic realm. These attitudes persist, even though they are not current official policy. Now I am older, I am doubly excluded, as ageism compounds my lack of commercial appeal.

Images of women who are perceived as beautiful in the media are pervasive and most women are excluded from this category. I intend to portray my flesh in an artistic celebration of female definition and joy that is different from the images promoted by the beauty industry and commercial sources. My intention will be to offer an alternative portrayal that is more inclusive and allows women to feel themselves as beautiful.”

Addendum: While exploring an alternative concept of female beauty, I realized that senior women are a frequent subject in my photographic work and that I had photographed them to capture their beauty. I decided that this category of photo illuminates my concept of non-commercial alternative female images even better than images of myself. Thank you to Agatha Holmes, Fran Diamond, Margaret Mitchell and Pauline Oliveros for generously allowing me to use photos I took of them in this exhibition.

Artist Bio:

Victoria Gibson is an Integrated Media Artist who is involved in visual, dance and musical performances. Although her core training is in music, much of her professional work has included other media. She has worked with Pauline Oliveros, Anthony Braxton, Phil Minton and Karen Jamieson among others. Victoria lives in Vancouver and received her BA from the University of British Columbia, Canada. Her visual art works, including digital fine art, projections, photography and films are produced under the company name: Victoria G, Fine Imagery.

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Song – Government of the Canadian People

by on Apr.15, 2011, under Events, Music, Video

In these days, citizens of many countries are standing up against tyranny and oppression. Dictators are being toppled as the people take to the streets. In Canada, we still have the option of taking to the ballot boxes and in this election, we have a real and pressing need to do so.

Here is my song — sorry about the ad — I will record it again and post ad free as soon as I can. I have had to do this really quickly due to the work involved in my New York show next month.  UPDATE 2015 — New recording and film produced Vote Canada 2015

If the video above doesn’t work try this link http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/13939494

I will also fix the justification of the chords over the words.

Government of the Canadian People
C                G               C        F                G                                                       C
I don’t want to tell you how to vote, but I know what my choice will be
C                    G        C       F                G                                  C
Conservatives must loose the day for Canada to stay free!

F                        G             F                     G
Contempt for Parliament cannot win, that’s what makes me sing,
F                                   G                        F                  G
Canada has our royal queen, we don’t need a self-made king!

C                         G                        C           F            G     C
Steven Harper’s Government of Canada, please don’t let it be
C                             G            C            F             G             C
Yoko stood for her right to Imagine, Canadians, so should we

F                       G                                     C
This is the government of the Canadian people
F               G                C
Steven Harper has to go
This is the government of the Canadian people
Steven Harper has to go

F                                              G        F                    G
Precious rights and freedoms restore, Court challenges and so much more
Peroguing Parliament, secret government — we will take no more

C                    G                       C                    F          G                           C
The cuts to Arts, Status of Women and our made in US Environmental Plan,
C                G                        C             F             G                         C
Threats to CBC and Health Act, Canada can be destroyed by one man.

So many dirty decisions — a long list I would like to add,
I noticed all of the changes Canadians, it makes me mad!

This is the government of the Canadian people
Steven Harper has to go
This is the government of the Canadian people
Steven Harper has to go

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Rise Up, Fallen Angel

by on Mar.01, 2011, under Concerts, Design, Events, Media, Music, Photography, Projects, Technology, Video

   The Call to Artists for Rise Up, Fallen Angel is now officially open. The deadline is April 15th, 2011. We are seeking still or moving images relating to the theme. Please fill out the form below to submit your work after reading the call to artists: Complete details of the call are available here. Translation available at bottom of post.

Rise Up, Fallen Angel will be exhibited at the Centre for Performance Research on Thursday, May 26 through Saturday, May 28th. There will be an artist’s talk by curator, Victoria Gibson on Saturday afternoon.

The exhibit will consist of three screens with projected images placed in a non-linear improvised narrative and music from Play the Moment Composers’ Collective.

IMPORTANT: There is no text or language in the images or audio content.

361 Manhattan Avenue
NY 11211

Please sign up to submit your work. You will receive a confirmation e-mail letting you know we have received the form. If your image or video is not on a site where it may be downloaded, then please e-mail a small copy of the image or a description of the video to vixmedia01 (at) gmail (dot) com. If you have a problem with the form on this web page, please try this link.

Thank you for participating in the show,

Please read the full Call to Artists before submitting — by submitting this form you understand and agree to the terms and conditions in the Rise Up, Fallen Angel International Call to Artists — please click on this link to view or download a pdf copy  RiseUP-FallenAngel_Call-to_Artists3

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Performance on Saturday

by on Feb.17, 2011, under Concerts, Events, Music

I will be singing with a improvising choir conducted by DB Boyco on Saturday, Feb. 19th at 6pm.

The event will be documented on video by an artist from Romainia who is commissioning it as part of a larger project. Everyone welcome to attend the event.

We are upstairs at the Western Front in the large hall.

303 East 8th Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada V5T 1S1

I have not been updating much lately as I have been very busy planning an important event.

All will be revealed very soon.

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The 2010 Now Improvisation Workshops Concert

by on Dec.06, 2010, under Concerts, Events, Music

My latest composition, It’s The Same . . . But Different, will be performed as a work-in-progress at the Western Front, Vancouver

This performance is for everyone who ever wanted to see me use a megaphone!

I will be initiating and facilitating a spoken-word conduction with an improvising ensemble consisting of approximately ten musicians.

The rest of the program will be interesting too with over 20 improvising musicians playing more than 10 original, never before heard anywhere compositions!

It’s all FREE of charge!
Doors at 7:30pm
Concert at 8:00pm

Facebook Event Listing click here

Program of Events:

The New Orchestra Workshop Society Presents
The 2010 Now Improvisation Workshops
Concert

Conduction –
Playing Sound in Space Dave Todd
Phone Home Ken Tabata
Five Elements Thomas Anfield
Free improvisation –
For a Moment Roisin Adams
Computer Christopher Church Mike Dowler

Intermission

X John Rogers
Landscapes Gary Wildeman
Kibitzing – A Muse in My Ear Ian Migicovsky
Seven Windows John Deely
Same/Different Victoria
Power of Three Brent Cross
Free/conduction/free –

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EMPAC – works in progress

by on Sep.03, 2010, under Design, Events, Immersive Environment Instrument, Media, Music, Open Source, Technology, Video

My first week in New York city has been so busy that I have not had much time to do a retrospective of my eventful week, from August 15th to 22nd at EMPAC in Troy, NY.

I am happy to report that I was successful in creating a “visual music” presentation on 3 screens with one of the aspects controlled in real time using gesture control.

Adafruit shipped my Arduino boards to EMPAC and I was able to research on the internet and receive help from others in the workshop to understand how to make the system work. I chose the infra-red distance sensor and used information from the Adafruit website to help me program the board. My trusty Ubuntu computer handled all of the Arduino code uploading while I ran the Isadora program on the Macbook.

My performance was thrilling for me, but I was inspired and informed by the work that everyone else in the class showed on Saturday, August 21, 2010.

The first work we saw was by Joff, a theatre instructor who has a company that puts on plays in Second Life. The work included a grassy field with images of human figures that were short videos. The figures would fade in, seem to be sleeping, then move in some way, then fade out. We were invited to interact with the figures, but I found it fascinating just to watch them.

It was eerie and engaging as an installation and Joff might develop it further as a performance or to be more interactive. (continue reading…)

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Collaborations – Tonight – 1 Night Only

by on Aug.12, 2010, under Concerts, Events, Music, Projects

Music and Spoken Word – Improvised, Intense and Infused with fun!

A variety of spoken word artistry provided by:
Max Kala
France Perras
Alice Hamilton
Eric Wyness
T Crane
Music provided by Paul Plimley, piano+guitar; Tommy Babin, upright bass; Phil Emerson, guitar and Victoria Gibson, notebook+vocals.

This event is part of a new summer festival presented by Visions Ouest Productions:
Un nouveau Rendez-vous d’été / A new Summer Rendez-vous
L’ÉTHÉÂTRE 2010

Jeudi 12 Août / Thurs. August 12, 2010

à/at
Auditorium Jules-Verne, Vancouver
5445 Baillie Street, Vancouver (at 37th Avenue, between Oak & Cambie,
close to Van Dusen Botanical Gardens). Skytrain Station 41st. Free parking.

20h00

Tickets : $16 presale online until 6 pm/ Prévente jusqu’à 18h00 ce soir
www.rendez-vousvancouver.com
or $18 at the door

There are two more nights of the festival featuring:
Friday August 13, 8 pm:
Screening of (English subt.) – L’ENFANT PRODIGE / THE CHILD PRODIGY Luc Dionne
Admission: $10 Tickets sold online
Bande-annonce / trailer <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3a3UkDD5gs>

Saturday August 14 – THE CLOSING NIGHT
Screening of PICHÉ, ENTRE CIEL ET TERRE / PICHÉ: THE LANDING OF A MAN
(English subt.) – Sylvain Archambeault
Admission: $10 Tickets sold online
Bande-annonce/ <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAPUeWCaS38&feature=related>
trailer

Followed at 10 pm by L’ÉTHÉÂTROPICAL with DJ Marc Fournier
Une célébration de l’été et un au-revoir à tous les artistes et bénévoles
qui ont participé à L’ÉTHÉÂTRE.

I will miss the extremely fun after party because I will be in New York city.

So you have to come to my show if you want to see me before I go.

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