Valerie LeBlanc and Daniel H. Dugas have worked collaboratively on media projects, performances and writing since 1990. They each continue to carry out individual creative projects as well. Social and political aspects of the world, as well as technological changes that continue to augment reality are the pivots on which their practice revolves. The underpinning motivation is to move communication forward.
Ecology and shifting boundaries are themes often explored in their work. They have recently completed FLOW: BIG WATERS (March 1, 2016) with the online launch of their soundmap and audioworks. This multi-disciplinary project is based on research started in the Everglades National Park, Florida during their July 2014 residency with AIRIE – Artists in Residence in Everglades, Inc.
Inter-disciplinary practitioner, Valerie LeBlanc’s creations travel between writing, video and performance. She has been creating video poetry since the mid 1980’s and has screened works at numerous international venues. After beginning a Research PhD (Doctor of Philosophy in the Visual Arts), University of Sydney, AU, 2013, Valerie returned to Canada. Collaborating with several artist / writers and editor / curator Diana Sherlock, LeBlanc released the ePub: MPB-X in 2014. This critical discourse on portability in art and art dissemination is available for free download.
LeBlanc’s work is distributed through V tape: http://www.vtape.org/artist?ai=1635
Daniel H. Dugas
Interdisciplinary artist and scholar, Daniel H. Dugas’ practice includes writing, video, photo, interactivity, audio and graphic design. He has participated in festivals and literary events as well exhibitions and performances internationally. L’esprit du temps / The Spirit of the Time, published in December 2015 through Éditions Prise de parole, Ontario, Canada is Daniel’s ninth publication. This poetic essay with photographs is based on his writing residency with the Australian Poetry in 2013.
Dugas’ work is distributed through V tape: http://www.vtape.org/artist?ai=1634