Sunday, 22 March 2009

Latest update on George Lessard's pending trip to Chelyabinsk, Russia...

My passport with it's Russian visa arrived from the agency that's sending me to Russia on Friday 20 March along with my expenses cheque for $545 (with and average weekly income of $50 US in the Chelyabinsk region of Russia) which should be more than enough to take care of my needs for my two weeks there.

I leave on Friday the 27th and return to Yellowknife on Easter Sunday. Too bad I'm not  in Russia for the Eastern Orthodox celebration of Easter... I would have liked to attend a mass there to see how they do it...

I fly from Yellowknife to Calgary via Jazz, Calgary to Frankfurt via Air Canada, Frankfurt to Moscow via Lufthansa and overnight in Moscow at the "Arbat" hotel
(Google search result <>
or at the Moscow DME Synixis Domodedovo Airhotel  (Russian only) (depending on which docuument is correct... I'll have to check on this)...

Then the next day I'm flying on an airline called S7 (?) (Some where I think I saw it called Siberian Airlines) for a two and a quater hour flight to Chelyabinsk... no word of where I'm staying in Chelyabinsk.. some times one get put up in a hotel... other times its in a home..  should be interesting...

I'm brining a laptop and a camera... but my new MAC BOOK PRO hard crashed (Apple says it needs a service centre and that it might be the ram.. nearest one is Edmonton... so it will not return before I leave.. so I'll bring my old MAC or my PC laptop.... I bought a point and shoo digital camera to bring but I'm rethinking that and will probably bring my full SLR kit...

I'll be trying to post ongoing updates to my Overseas Blog at
and pictures to my Flickr site at
and may try to post to my Facebook page at
(unless they're blocked or the connection is too slow)

That's all for now...

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1. Call For Submissions / Eyelevel Gallery And The Halifax Audio Club
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1. Call For Submissions / Eyelevel Gallery And The Halifax Audio Club
Posted by: "George Lessard" themediamentor
Date: Sat Mar 21, 2009 3:46 pm ((PDT))

Call For Submissions / Eyelevel Gallery And The Halifax Audio Club /
Halifax, NS / Deadline Date: Friday, April 10, 2009

Eyelevel Gallery and HAC (the Halifax Audio Club) seek completed works for
its latest Listening Cinema project: Audio Bathhouse-an offsite audio and
video presentation in June 2009. This one night event, in tandem with the
Halifax wide Sound Bytes Festival, will open at SeaDog's Sauna & Spa to
the general public for an audio art experience like no other.

The Halifax Audio Club invites established and emerging artists to submit
completed audio and audio/video works (10 minutes or less) for
presentation in the SeaDog's Bathhouse. We encourage site-specific works,
and works that consider the audio over the visual.

Sea Dog's is an active 2-level bathhouse. The space consists of several
rooms (including 23 private rooms, a dark bondage room, a sauna, a
whirlpool, etc). The whole space is dimly lit and has a nautical theme.
The Halifax Audio Club will be renting the space for this one night event.

There are various areas to be activated (see below). The playback systems
will be fairly low tech, audio for stereo playback, and video for monitor

We seek works for the following locations:
- Audio for Dark room (no lights, includes couch and wall handcuffs)
- Audio for Sling room and Maze (darkened area with leather slings and
metal maze)
- Audio for the dry sauna (functioning wooden sauna room with two wooden
benches, approx. 6 feet by 6 feet, seats approx 8 people comfortably at a
- Audio for the revolving door (metal revolving capsule, big enough for
one person)
- Video for private rooms (Many private rooms with beds receive the same
video feed to monitors. Rooms are very small, there are mirrors on the
walls and ceilings. the rooms are dimly lit.)
- Video for Group room (large flat-screen monitor with nearby couch/bed,
dimly lit area with space for approximately 15 people to view the work)
- Video only for Hot Tub - (there is a video screen beside the whirlpool.
We want video to go with sounds generated live by the functioning hot

Seven artists will be chosen to participate and each artist will be given
a $350 screening fee.
Deadline for submissions is Friday April 10th. Please submit your
completed work on CD or DVD, 10 minutes or less in duration, with
preferred presentation space(s) to:

Halifax Audio Club: Audio Bathhouse
c/o Eyelevel Gallery
2063 Gottingen St.
Halifax Nova Scotia B3K 3BA

Questions can be sent to: Eryn Foster

Images of SeaDog's Sauna & Spa can be seen at:

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