This Saturday started late. If you get a chance to sleep in once and a while, take it.
The main objective of the day was to check out the artist-run centre Eastern Bloc. I did this after walking to ABC Cycles on Avenue du Parc and getting a pedal wrench. Park Tool makes an excellent one.
Eastern Bloc is located at 7240 Clark just off of Jean Talon. Focusing on new media and interdisciplinary art, it is unique in that it caters
“…specifically to young artists or post-graduates in the first five years of their professional career working in New Media and related disciplines.”
I was interested in the audio/visual installations and took a few pictures. The gallery itself was very large and had plenty of space for the large screens in some of the rooms.
I decided that as an illustrator/painter, joining this collective wasn’t right for me. The search goes on. If you are a recent graduate or emerging artist dealing with media arts, make sure to stop in and talk to these guys as they have an excellent set up.