Lab Reopening August 17th

The Lab will be reopening again starting Monday August 17. There are a some restrictions and new protocols in place, so please read the info below carefully.

Access to the building
You need to be on the access list to enter the building. By now, Full-time and Part-time Faculty, as well as some students from the MFA Studio Arts program are on the list. You know that your are on that list if you have received an invite to complete the COVID-19 online training, and an email regarding the weekly self evaluation. Other user groups should be added to the list in the time to come. We don’t have any details yet, please check back for updates.

Workstations and Reservations
In order to reduce the amount of people who are in the space at the same time, we have now 3 work area.

– Printer area (11880 and Solvent Printer)

– Scanners area (Imacon and Flatbed)

– Editing Station

Only one person is allowed per work area, so there will be one booking for both printers, and one booking for both scanners and one booking for the editing station. The Chromira is offline for the time being.

You can make you reservations as in the past in PIR, but there are some restrictions:

– You can only work in the lab Monday to Friday from 9 am to 10pm
– You can only hold maximum two reservation in advance (two time slots).

To make best use of this limited access model, it is very important that you cancel your reservation in case you can’t make it. Also please be in time for your booking. Note that you can’t cancel/modify a booking anymore once it started. In that case, please send and e-mail to postimage@concordia.ca

Failure to follow these rules may result in a cancelling of your booking and a loss of you access privileges.

COVID-19 protocol
– Wash hands in the bathroom before you enter
– Disinfect keyboard, mouse, printer and scanner buttons ‚Äď basically ¬†everything you might touch before AND after usage. Apply the disinfectant (70 per cent isopropanol solution) directly onto a cloth, then wipe the surface gently. Don‚Äôt use paper towels.

Supplies are beside the wardrobe. You are required to wear a mask in the hallway, but not inside the lab.

Working with an RA / collaborator

In general we expect you to have your work meetings outside the lab. However, to look at prints it might be unavoidable to meet inside the lab.  In that case you will have to make a booking for the Viewing Area. This will authorize an extra person in the space.

The guiding principle is: Nobody should enter the lab without having a booking / reservation. It’s the only way to avoid that we have all of a sudden a crowd of people in the lab.

 


Lab closure

The lab will be closed starting Monday March 16, and¬† it will remain closed at least until March 29 until further notice. All equipment will be offline, so no booking possible until we have a confirmed reopening date. If you work on a project from home, and you need some advice or remote support, please don’t hesitate to contact us at postimage@concordia.ca .

Stay safe!

Updates: https://www.concordia.ca/covid19info.html

#FightTheVirus #WashYourHands


Happy Holidays from Post Image

Wishing everyone a safe and restful holiday season, from Post Image Cluster!!!

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Here are several member announcements and member exhibitions for the holidays and into the New Year:

 

  1. Jinyoung Kim for her nomination as a finalist for the Prix Pierre-Ayot prize and Chih-Chien Wang for his nomination as a finalist for the Prix Louis-Comtois. LINK
 
¬† ¬† ¬† 2. Thomas¬†Kneub√ľhler’s exhibition “Landing Sites” will be open until January 26¬†LINK
 
¬† ¬† ¬† 3. Marisa Portolese’s exhibition “In the Studio with Notman” will be running until February 2019.
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     4. The Afterlife group have an article feature in Ciel Variable magazine LINK
 
¬† ¬† ¬†5. PLEASE NOTE MILIEUX INSTITUTE’S HOLIDAY HOURS:
 
  • Friday, December 21 to Sunday, January 6¬†– Milieux Administrative Offices (EV 11.455-469) will be closed
  • Monday, January¬†7 – Milieux Administrative offices resume regular hours and services
  • Monday, December 24 to Wednesday, January 2¬†– Milieux and Cluster commons/labs open for¬†research¬†only: Milieux EV Building 10th and 11th Floors, 24 hours
  • Thursday, January 3¬†– Regular University hours resume
 

Summer Lab Hours – Important Information

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The Post-Image Lab is closed to non-members for the month of July and will resume operations and normal hours to students and non-members in August. Inquiries can be sent to postimage.research@gmail.com but please note that response time for inquiries will be delayed as the coordinator is also out office for the month of July.

Important Updates:

1. Lab Closure

For the month of July, members may still use the lab but there will be no booking system available or technical support. It is on a first come first serve basis. We are well stocked with printing materials but if  you still run out of your favourite paper, there is nothing that can be done. If you do use the lab, please shake White and Metallic Silver ink cartridges on the solvent printer.

2. New VR Station 

There are a couple new stations at the back of the lab designed for VR research, which is being led by new post-image member Daniel Cross. Please don’t alter the placement of their setup. When the lab reopens at the beginning of August, we can rethink how to design the space for the upcoming academic year.

3. Welcome new members!

A warm welcome to new affiliate, student and faculty members to post-image! We are looking forward to a productive and exciting new year at post-image with several cross-cluster and interdisciplinary events in the works. Please do not hesitate to approach me (Pascha) about ideas you may have for events or questions concerning upcoming cluster activities for the 2018-19 academic year.

4. Upcoming end-of-summer event

We are hoping to have a meet and greet at the end of August or beginning of September at the Post-Image lab. This would be a great opportunity to share event ideas, projects-in-motion and new work among members. 

We will also be launching a catalogue of the 2017 print fundraiser to coincide with this event. 

More info on this event and how you can participate will be forthcoming in August.

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Wishing everyone a safe and relaxing summer break. See you in August!


POST IMAGE CLUSTER PRESENTS – The Launch of the Elevator Gallery!

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Elevator Gallery, Concordia University’s newest, most mobile and smallest exhibition space is pleased to announce its first open call for proposals.

Located in both passenger elevators of the EV building (Faculty of Fine Arts side) the Elevator Gallery’s exhibition space is comprised solely of two small frames located near the doors inside each elevator cabin.

Proposals may be either image or text, or a combination of both. Faculty, staff, and students and alumni at Concordia University are encouraged to submit proposals that will be installed in the elevators for two week cycles throughout the fall term. A second call for proposals will be held for the winter term exhibitions.

Elevator Gallery is an initiative of Post Image, a research cluster at Concordia University’s Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology.

Vernissage:

October 5 from 12 to 1, outside the elevators on the ground floor of the EV, Fine Arts side.

Submission Guidelines

Proposals may be either image or text, or a combination of both.

Applicants may propose to use each of the elevators differently, or to submit a single image or text for both elevator cabins.

Visual proposals could take the form of graphic design, reproductions of photographs, drawings, prints or paintings etc.

Purely text based submissions of poetry, manifestos, or very short essays and stories are welcomed.

Please note that the Elevator Gallery cannot ensure that works installed in the gallery will remain undamaged, so original artworks are not be accepted .

Only individuals whose proposals have been selected for exhibition will be notified.

Elevator Gallery will print and install selected projects. No fees or reimbursements are provided.

What and how to submit

Email your submission to elevatorgallery.ev@gmail.com no later than Friday September 29th at 5:00pm.

All artwork must be two dimensional and require no electricity.

Artwork is to be submitted as an attachment to your submission email at the following dimensions: 12cm x 12cm JPEG @72dpi.

Files should be labeled using the following naming convention: Lastname_Firstname_1.jpg , Lastname_Firstname_2.jpg

Text submissions are limited to 75 words or less per elevator.  Text submissions should be placed in the body of your email submission. Do not submit Word doc. attachments.


Expanding Cinema Study Day at the MAC- with Monika Gagnon

This program of events is presented by CINEMAexpo67, the Mus√©e d‚Äôart contemporain de Montr√©al and the National Film Board of Canada around¬†Expanding Cinema: Original Films from Expo 67¬†(September¬†12 ‚ąí October¬†1), a series of screenings in connection with the MAC exhibition¬†In Search of Expo 67¬†(June¬†21 ‚ąí October¬†1). The immersive projection¬†Expo 67 Live¬†will be presented by the NFB on the Place des Arts Esplanade from September 18 to 30.

Join Cluster member Monika Gagnon for the Expading Cinema Round table, Sept 28th from 2 to 5.

For a full schedule of events click here.

 

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