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Soil Digital Media Exhibition

Exhibition Announcement: Regina Festival of Cinematic Arts

Installation of digital artworks, Soil Digital Media Suite &
Off Site Location
October 4 - 27, 2005
Reception, Saturday October 15 at 8:00 pm
1856 Scarth Street, Regina, SK

The Skeleton Crew, XO Skeleton
Friday, October 14 and Saturday, October 15, 8:00 pm
Regina City Hall

"XO Skeleton", a meditation on ossification and re-animation, will be projected onto Regina's City Hall from 8:00-10:30 pm, October 14 and 15, 2005. This work is created by The Skeleton Crew, a group of subterranean subliminalists,
from Regina dedicated to making art that is gritty, giddy, and inside-out.

Eric Deis, Apartment
Operating on the borders between fact and fiction, a residential apartment is transformed through a routine dousing of water from sources suggested, known and unknown. Through poetic visual rhythms, and soundscapes, the barriers
between the natural and unnatural, and the transcribed and fact, are dissolved. The seamlessly looping video merges perceptions of reality and unreality by blending timelessness with a sense of regularity and normality. Apartment augments the artificiality of the constructed environment in which we live and transforms the banal into a space of metaphor and imagination.

Myriam Yates, Incorporer (s')
Myrian Yates's photography and video based practice tends towards documentary approach, exploring the tenuous relationship between public and private space as well as obsolete urban sites related to leisure and culture.

Michel Boulanger, After Monogram
In the work, After Monogram, Michel Boulanger creates a new life depicted as a surreal experience in a computer generated environment. In this animation, a goat is trapped within a 3D version of a Rauschenburg painting,
unwittingly held between its own grazing and the tilting, sliding world of art. Its maker sends it on a bizarre journey in control of its destiny and end. Here, as in cartoons, the goat stands for the universal us. In its confusion, the goat
has much in common with humans and their responses to their environments. This work follows from a series of paintings in which Boulanger attempts to reconcile nature and culture to learned and popular culture.

In collaboration with the Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative.

Neutral Ground Artist-Run Centre
& Soil Digital Media Suite
#203 - 1856 Scarth Street
Regina, SK
S4P 2G3
tel: 306-522-7166
fax: 306-522-5075

We acknowledge funding support from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Saskatchewan Arts Board, the City of Regina, Saskatchewan Lotteries and the Department of Canadian Heritage.