Funky Fundraiser Gets IMCA Students into Eastern Bloc


Looking for somewhere to spend your Thursday night?

Graduate students from the Intermedia/Cyberarts program at Concordia will be throwing a party to raise funds for their April exhibition at Eastern Bloc. The night will feature an eclectic mix of video projection and live sets, including performances by Zoë Kiefl, electro-pop band Syzzors, and an interactive performance by Gary Cobra Orchestra. But wait, there’s more! DJs Benoit Chaussé and Le Laitier keep the party going until last call with funk and disco inspired sets. The event will be hosted by local drag queen Jay Kava, bringing the whole night together into a neat, booty-shaking package.

The event is being held in support of the Intermedia/Cyberarts program at Concordia University. Students in the program create pieces related to new-media, including video, performance, and interactive art. With your help, these emerging artists will have a chance to present their works at Eastern Bloc gallery on April 25th – 26th.

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Poster for IMCA exhibition at Eastern Bloc

“[The exhibit] is going to be full of talent and interesting stuff and we need money to make it happen […] it’s a real intermedia exhibition going on in April and people are going to be able to see what we have been up to during the past three years at Concordia,” says student Sophie Latouche, who is also organizing the event. IMCA’s end-of-semester exhibit promises to house a range of interesting pieces from the program’s graduating class. It’s an important cause to support – it would be unfair to let three years of dedicated practice go unnoticed.

The Eastern Bloc exhibit is definitely something to look out for – in the meantime, however, you can check out some art from the IMCA students at the Nuit Blanche of the 2014 Art Matters festival on March 1st. The yearly event features artists working within interdisciplinary mediums to create something using the space around them. Lastly, there’s the Academy of Art Video Art, a student initiative aimed at promoting the IMCA’s video art productions.

If you’re a fan of video art, performance, and dancing, then this night is for you. Come out and support the IMCA as they kick off the new year with a crazy cyber dance party!

The ICMA fundraiser takes place January 16 at Divan Orange (4234 St. Laurent). 9:30 p.m. $5-15.