Eastern Bloc


28 September - 2 October 2016

The 8th edition of SIGHT & SOUND, Per Capita, delves into one of the most rapidly growing social phenomena, that of the sharing economy, or collaborative consumption. The fascination with this growing economic system comes from its promise of remodelling not what individuals consume, but rather, the way in which they consume. This “economic revolution,” however, is not without controversy: although some affirm that it allows disadvantaged social classes to gain access to otherwise inaccessible products and sources of revenue, others point to the fact that these multinational platforms are often built on the circumvention of economic regulations and current labour laws.

Complete program revealed soon!

9 - 12 June 2016

Les Transformables v.102 seeks to present media artworks, kinetic and sound installations, as well as audiovisual performances shown in parallel to the installation works. With works by: Alexandre St-Onge, Anne-F. Jacques, Herman Kolgen, Leyla Majeri, Katherine Kline, Nikki Forrest, Peter Flemming, Steve Bates, and Bill Clintwood.
Curator: Eric Mattson

Gallery hours: 12pm - 6pm
Vernissage: 9 June, 4pm
Performances: 9 - 12 June, various hours

Every first Thursday of the month

Eastern Bloc and CKUT are teaming up for a novel radio project, dedicated to emerging artistic practices, with special attention to those occurring on the Montreal digital arts scene. The next show will air Thursday June 4th, from 8pm to 9pm, with several invited artists.

8pm - 9pm
CKUT – 90,3 MHz



3 September 2016
Workshop given by Ismail Negm
3 September 2016, 10am - 6pm
Fee : $350 regular / $275 reduced

MUTABLE-INSTRUMENTS releases both open hardware and source for its modules with the intention of encouraging collaboration and contributions from the hardware and software hacker community. This advanced workshop is aimed at introducing this platform to both kinds of hackers (and artists and makers alike) through the building of a Braids Macro-Oscillator.

13 August 2016
Workshop given by Gregory Perrin & Pipo Pierre-Louis
13 August, 10am - 6pm
Fee : $80 (regular) / $60 (reduced)

This workshop will cover different methods of homemade fabrication of printed circuit boards and explain how to make your own circuit boards with readily available tools. During the workshop, the participants will benefit from the instructors’ experience and advice to experiment and make unique, customized circuits! Participants will also learn how to make an etching solution with household products and try a custom made tool designed by the instructors.


As part of their "Artist Toolkit" program, the Regroupement des artistes en arts visuels (RAAV) offers professional artists working in the visual and media arts the opportunity to receive a partial reimbursement on participation fees to workshop and continued education activities. Some conditions apply, and to know more about this program, artists are invited to click on the link below. As of 2015, all professional artists participating in Eastern Bloc workshops are eligible to receive a partial reimbursement on their registration fees.



Deadline to apply: 16 September 2016

In the context of the "Stages pour les jeunes" program, organised by Communautique, Eastern Bloc is seeking an intern to fill a Lab Technician position, starting September 26th, 2016, for a duration of 26 weeks, or a total of 920 hours. The hourly rate is $14.36. The intern will work alongside the Lab Director and will learn through a peer mentorship style. Please submit a CV and letter of intent to lab@easternbloc.ca by September 16th, 2016.

Deadline for submissions: Ongoing

From September 2015 until June 2016, a one-night event, informal in nature, will showcase the works in progress of Eastern Bloc’s current and potential members. Participating artists receive immediate feedback from the public, are given access to the centre’s exhibition spaces, our technical resources, the team’s expertise and a range of documentations services and marketing tools. Please submit your proposal – in the fields of New Media art – at any time during the 2015 – 2016 season.