Published: April 21, 2020

Are you looking for some cool virtual content? The Department of Critical Media Practices invites you to be a part of some unique online meetups, including virtual film festivals, album releases and much more! Here’s what’s happening this month:

Online Screenings: Erin Espelie’s Inside the Shared Life

Assistant Professor Erin Espelie has a two-week online screening of her film, Inside the Shared Life, including a conversation with Dorion Sagan. The screening was commissioned by the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid, Spain. Espelie was also invited for a now-postponed, in-person exhibition. View the screening today » 

She also has a screening of her 2019 film Tenebrio Molitor in Australia at SCINEMA, and will participate in an online conference at the University of Alberta on May 7.

Virtual Film Festival: Featuring Tara Knight’s Unsettled

Associate Professor Tara Knight's short animation, Unsettled, has been selected for the Black Maria (Virtual) Film Festival in the "experimental" category. Watch Unsettled along with 108 other free films today »

Listen Now: Jason Sanford’s E Band

Instructor Jason Sanford’s band, E, released a new album on April 21. The vinyl version has been delayed, but the digital release is available now via Bandcamp »

Happening This Saturday: Open A/V Virtual Jam

Join DCMP PhD student Kimberley Bianca Warren and circuitBoard for a series of media arts meetups for prototyping in a collaborative environment. The goal of the meetup is to encourage dialogue around sustainable use of technology in the arts.
This meetup, happening at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 25, is an open audio/visual jam, allowing individuals to either steal the virtual stage from someone, or join them. It could get noisy or messy. Join via Zoom (Meeting ID: 978 6888 7404). Learn more about circuitBoard »