Broadcast Lab - Dec 2017

November 23, 2017

For Immediate Release 

November 23, 2017


Arts Commons Presents:

Three Visually Powerful Short Films in Broadcast Lab

CALGARY – Arts Commons Presents three new media arts short films on the Broadcast Lab monitors within Arts Commons from December 1 - February 23, 2018 by media artists Emmanuel Ho, Kyle Whitehead, and Maziar Ghaderi.                       

Omip.Pip by Emmanuel Ho is an exploration of visual music to a track created by local musician Valiska.  This piece lacks structure, instead moving smoothly and responsively with the music it draws its inspiration from. 

Membrana Mortis (Dead Film) by Kyle Whitehead is a chaotic assemblage of re-photographed and chemically manipulated image fragments culled from damaged rolls of film.  This film was commissioned by the Independent Filmmakers Cooperative of Ottawa with support from the Canada Council for the Arts for Origin 8, a program commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Super 8 film format. 

BUILT by Maziar Ghaderi is a collection of filmic impression throughout the United Arab Emirates through which it examines the magnitude and cost of building a megacity. Minarets and skyscrapers span the dome of the perfectly cloudless gradient sky, emphasizing the sharp divide between the surrounding arid desert and bustling city.  

Broadcast Lab (formerly Gallery of Media Arts) is an exciting micro-cinema programming at Arts Commons that supports experimental films, video art, animations, and short documentaries.


Title:                            Omip.Pip, Membrana Mortis (Dead Film), and BUILT

by Emmanuel Ho, Kyle Whitehead, and Maziar Ghaderi

Location:         On the Arts Commons three video monitors:

  • +15 hallway; second level of Jack Singer Concert Hall west end
  • West end of Jack Singer Concert Hall main floor foyer
  • Near Ca’Puccini Café and the stained glass window

Date:                           December 1 - February 23, 2018

Reception:                  Artist reception at Happenings #11 on Mezzanine Level of Arts

Commons on Monday, February 12 from 6-9pm


Please see attached for artist biographies.


For media inquiries or more information contact:

Alex Bonyun, Communications Manager



Artist Biographies


Emmanuel Ho is a Calgary based animator and experimental filmmaker. His current interests are Sierra Entertainment video games and making mead.


Kyle Whitehead is an artist working primarily with small-format celluloid to create experimental films and expanded cinema projects. His films, performance work and installations have been shown nationally and internationally with recent exhibitions at Antimatter Festival (Victoria, BC), M:ST (Calgary, AB), the 8 Fest (Toronto, ON), Smiths Row Gallery (Bury St. Edmunds, UK), Struts Gallery (Sackville, NB) and in solo exhibitions at TRUCK (Calgary, AB), Galerie Sans Nom (Moncton, NB), Eastern Edge (St. Johns, NL) and Latitude 53 (Edmonton, AB). Kyle is a graduate of the Alberta College of Art and Design and currently resides in Calgary where he spends most of his time in the dark.


Maziar Ghaderi is a Toronto-based multimedia designer and educator whose work situated at the intersection of technology, the experiential and cultural intangibles. Maziar's work has been curated in Toronto, Vancouver, Kitchener, Halifax, Los Angeles, Boston, Istanbul, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and the merit of his artistic practise has been recognized by the MIT Media Lab (2016), International Symposium on Electronic Art (2014), The Creator's Project (2014 & 2015), The Globe & Mail (2x, 2015), CBC Radio (2016), Toronto Life, The Georgia Straight (2011) and SIGGRAPH (2013). He has also presented at Augmented Cinema Film Festival, Toronto Wearables Meetup, Subtle Technologies, Gladstone Hotel, Shopify, SummerWorks Festival, Luminato Festival, HarbourFront Centre's HATCH festival, The Fridge Dubai, Nuit Blanche (2015, 2016).

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