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With oyster shucking and media art screenings, Video Chucks are hosted by CSV once every quarter. They're opportunities to bring our community together, socialize, network, and highlight our members' work. If you would like to showcase your work at one of our upcoming Video Chucks, please email:

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Art Intersections: Digital Curation

Tue 6 February 2018 6:30 - 9 pm
The Commons Suite 440, 401 Richmond Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3A8 ** Note new venue! ** Presented by Akimbo  OCAD U and Charles Street Video. Supported by Beau’s Brewing Company. Access: This is a free event located in a wheelchair accessible venue. If you wish to have ASL interpretation provided, please let us know by January 30 by emailing 6:30pm - Doors Open 7pm - Guest presenters Golboo Amani and Lindsay LeBlanc, plus Q&A, moderated by Matthew Kyba 8pm - Networking, Food & Beverages How do you curate art with digital technologies in mind? For our first Art Intersections event of 2018, we will be considering the subject of Digital Curation. This month’s speakers will address both curating digital art in physical spaces as well as the curation of artworks for digital platforms, and what this means for the artists, curatorial process and the visitor experience. In the tradition of past Art Intersections Meetups, we have invited three arts professionals who are working at the intersections of curatorial practice and digital art. Multi-disciplinary artist Golboo Amani is best known for her performance and social practice works, and recently co-curated the 7a*md8 Live-Stream Performance series. As the curator of Equitable Bank’s Emerging Digital Artists Award, Lindsay LeBlanc is interested in the circulation of contemporary digital and web-based artwork. Moderated by Matthew Kyba, an independent curator and writer, this conversation will bring to light how curators can produce unique exhibitions specifically for the digital age. Art Intersections is a meeting event for artists, moving image-makers, gamers and technologists who are experimenting with art-related digital content and how the moving image is presented in a connected world. Digital culture, social media and networks encourage new ways of storytelling, image making, idea sharing and collaboration. This event celebrates artists and innovators who are embracing change leading the next wave of creativity. Free! Please RSVP via the Facebook event. About Golboo Amani: Multi-disciplinary artist Golboo Amani is best known for her performance and social practice works. Amani often relies on familiar social engagements as a point of entry into her practice. Critical of systemic social patterns, the artist views social situations as ready-made sites for aesthetic intervention. Amani’s work often addresses the conditions of knowledge production that render epistemic violence as invisible, insignificant and benign. Much of her work focuses on interventions or alternatives to formal sites of pedagogy to include forms, contexts and content normally excluded from institutionalized knowledge production. Amani’s work has been shown nationally and internationally in venues including the Creative Time Summit, Art Gallery of Ontario, Articule, XPACE Artist-Run Centre, Encuentro: Hemispheric Institute, Union Gallery, Blackwood Gallery, Rats9 Gallery, Rhubarb Festival, FADO Emerging Artist Series, TRANSMUTED International Festival of Performance Art (Mexico City), 221A Artist-Run Centre, and the LIVE Biennial of Performance Art. About Lindsay LeBlanc: Lindsay LeBlanc is a student, writer, and curator working out of Toronto and Montreal. She is currently the art curator for Equitable Bank, and in 2015 launched the company’s Emerging Digital Artists Award program, which aims to support early-career practitioners of screen-based media. In addition to her corporate work, she is completing her master’s in Art History at Concordia University with a research focus on historiographies of machine art since the 1950s. LeBlanc received her BFA in Criticism and Curatorial Practice from OCAD University in 2016. Her writing has been published in Prefix Photo, On Site Review, and Existere Journal, among others, and she has served as an editor for multiple projects, including her permanent post at digital publication KAPSULA. Twitter: @edaa_eqb About Matthew Kyba: Matthew Kyba is an independent curator and writer. He received his Master's degree in Criticism and Curatorial Practice from OCAD University in 2015. Currently, he is the Director of Forest City Gallery Artist-Run Centre, and co-founder of Bunker 2 in Toronto, ON. Recent curatorial projects include Ritualia at Modern Fuel and Don't Worry, its just another White Exhibition at Bunker 2. He has a small dog named Rico. Instagram: @thejewishryangosling / @forestcitygallery | @bunker2 For more information about the Art Intersections event series please contact To watch past presentations by Adrienne Crossman, Thirza Cuthand, Deirdre Logue, Jonathan Carroll, Jacob Niedzwieki, Nicole Del Medico, Jeremy Bailey and Midi Onodera please click here. Presented by Akimbo in collaboration with OCAD U and Charles Street Video. Supported by Beau’s Brewing Company. Akimbo Art Promotions Facebook | Twitter | Instagram


Thu 14 December 2017 7 - 10 pm
'Tis the season for CSV's HOLIDAY VIDEO CHUCK ('n shuck)! Bring your friends, family, or cat and enjoy an evening of snacks, drinks and good hearted frivolity. Members are invited to bring along short film, video and interactive work to showcase. Video Chuck is a chance to bring together our community, socialize, network, and highlight CSV members' work. After the screenings, we chat, mingle, and share some snacks. All are welcome, and it’s always free! Location: 568 Richmond Street West Time: Thursday, December 14, 2017 6:00pm to 9:00pm If you've got work you'd like to share at the HOLIDAY VIDEO CHUCK please email: Get a free ticket here so we know how many oysters to fetch! Special thanks goes out to Jennifer Hazel for catering the event.

Roots (RaĆ­ces) Workshop Series #4: Blender3D

Mon 11 December 2017 5:30 - 9:30 pm
***This workshop is one in a series of six workshops that form part of the exhibition programming for Roots (Raíces). ***For full exhibition + workshop programming please visit: ::: BLENDER3D WORKSHOP FOR LATINX ARTISTS ::: Date: Monday, December 11th Time: 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM Address: 586 Richmond St West ***This is a FREE WORKSHOP. There is a limited capacity of 10 people. Priority will be given to Latinx-identifying individuals. ***Please RSVP to to reserve your spot with subject title "Blender3D Workshop RSVP" Be introduced to Blender3D which is a powerful open source software for 3D modeling and animation. This workshop will provide an overview of how to create and import models, animate them within a scene, apply textures and materials, and render for distribution. By the end of the workshop, participants will have created a short animation to share online as a video or GIF. Personal laptops + a mouse are recommended, however, participants will not be turned away due to lack of hardware. Snacks, TTC tokens and USB flash drives filled with 3D assets will be provided. This workshop will be beneficial to any Latinx youth who is interested in exploring experimental and expanded practices in animation, new media and digital painting. ::: ABOUT THE ARTIST & FACILITATOR ::: Born in Bogotá, Colombia. Alisson is a transmedia artist + art worker living and operating in Toronto, Canada. Their work explores the internal drives and external influences that shape identity as a Colombian first-generation immigrant in North America. They are interested in subversive strategies of laughter and femininity as a linguistic and visual medium: play upon codes already in place and the degree to which we are shaped by consumer capitalist culture and mass media. Through their work, they attempt to engage and interact with the public by creating, facilitating or collaborating in shared experiences. They are a part of the digital art collective Tough Guy Mountain and runs The Brandscape. They hold a BFA with an honorable mention from the Ontario College of Art and Design University. ::: ABOUT TAKING ROOTS ::: This workshop is one in a series of six workshops that form part of the exhibition programming for Roots (Raíces). The programming forms part of Taking Roots - My Canada, Our Canada: a youth civic engagement project for emerging Latinx youth artists based in Tkaronto organized by the Centre for Spanish Speaking Peoples in partnership with the Hispanic Canadian Heritage Council and Story Centre Canada. Funded by ON150 ::: ABOUT THE VENUE ::: Charles Street Video is a not-for-profit facility that focuses on media and film production and post-production. We acknowledge the ancestral and traditional unceded territory on which we stand: of the Haudenosaunee, Huron-Wendat and Petun First Nations, the Seneca and most recently Mississaugas of the Credit River. The territory was subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Iroquois Confederacy of the Ojibwe and Allied Nations to Peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes.
Artist Talk + Party

Art Intersections Meetup - November 21, 2017

Tue 21 November 2017 6:30 - 9 pm
In the tradition of past Art Intersections meetups, we have invited two interdisciplinary artists who are imagining and imaging futures. Game and narrative designer Sophia Park deconstructs the relationships formed between humans and increasingly-sentient technologies, while filmmaker Cara Mumford re-orients human relationships to the land in exploring the future of Indigenous sovereignty. Moderated by Karl Schroeder, a science-fiction writer and professional futurist, this conversation will bring to light how representations of the future work to alter the present.
Artist Talk + Party

Share Tech Series

Wed 27 September 2017 6:30 - 9:30 pm
In part 4 of our Share Tech series we'll be focusing on lenses!

She Films Collective: Movie Night + Workshop

Fri 22 September 2017 6 - 9 pm
Join She Films Collective in a 2 day expedition, reliving your childhood filmmaking memories like never before!
Meeting + Screening

100 Immortals Installation w Cui Jin-zhe

Wed 21 June 2017 6:30 - 9:30 pm
As part of our Maker Space initiative we are pleased to host Cui Jin-zhe and her 100 Immortals project
Artist Talk + Party

Art Intersection Meetup!

Tue 16 May 2017 6:30 - 9:30 pm
with Adrienne Crossman and Thirza Cuthand
Artist Talk + Party

Share Tech Series

Wed 3 May 2017 6 - 9 pm
In part 3 of our Share Tech series we will focus on various light and grip equipment available to rent at CSV.

Animating Democracy

Mon 10 April 2017 5 - 6 pm
A FREE 8 week film course for youth 16-22 from Scarborough Arts!
Artist Talk + Party

Share Tech Series

Thu 6 April 2017 6 - 9 pm
Overview of the Ronan, Glidecam, Flow Line Steady Cam Support and the Cinegear Wireless Follow Focus
Artist Talk

Storytelling with 360 Video

Thu 30 March 2017 6 - 9 pm
Special guest Karen Vanderborght shares her knowledge of 360 story-telling techniques. Karen will talk about a wide range of VR/360 productions in which she was involved, covering all the steps from preparation up until delivery. Her latest projects include Les Pays d'en Haut VR for Radio Canada, now available in the App and Google play store, and an educational platform on Ocean Science for the NFB. Bio Karen studied at the LUCA School of Arts in Brussels and never lost that typical Belgian, imaginative touch. Her cross-platform career stretches from curating the Brussels underground media art scene to creating documentary content for Canadian broadcasters. She picked up a wide range of technical skills, capturing the story alive as a DP, letting the tale testify as an editor, and boldly running with it as a producer/director. Not afraid to code and play with interactive tools, she embraces new technologies to take your content to spaces where it has never gone before (if you so wish to, because your production demands remain her directions). Et elle sait le faire en français aussi. Discover some of Karen's past work featured at the links below. Mix and match as you wish. Hop to her other web spaces by clicking on their icons. For rates and availability, please contact Karen directly. For tickets, click here! More information on our speaker, Karen Vanderborght can be found:

CSV Annual General Meeting

Mon 27 March 2017 6:30 - 8:30 pm
NOTICE OF ANNUAL CHARLES STREET VIDEO MEETING OF MEMBERS Notice is hereby given that the annual meeting of the members of Charles St. Video and Performing Arts Society (hereinafter called “CSV”) will be held at 568 Richmond Street (at the North East corner of Portland and Queen), Toronto, Ontario on Monday, March 27th, 2017 at the hour of 6:30pm (local time) for the following purposes: AGENDA: 1. To consider and, if thought fit, to confirm with or without amendment, the AGM agenda. 2. To consider and, if thought fit, to confirm, with or without amendment, the minutes of the previous annual general meeting of members of CSV 3. To consider the report from the President of the board of directors. 4. To consider the report from the Treasurer of the board of directors and to review the financial statements of the Society as at July 31, 2016. 5. To consider the reports from the Managers. 6. To elect directors. 7. To confirm and appoint the auditor. 8. To transact such further and other business as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournment or adjournments thereof. The Minutes and Financial Statements referred to in Agenda items 2 and 4 above are available upon request during office hours, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. A copy will also be sent to any member who requests it. DATED at Toronto, Ontario the March 10, 2017.
Meeting + Screening + Party

Video Chuck!

Thu 23 March 2017 6 - 9 pm
Join us for our early spring Video Chuck! Bring your friends, family, or cat and enjoy an evening of snacks, drinks and good hearted frivolity. Members are invited to bring along short film, video and interactive work to present.
Artist Talk + Party

Art Intersections Meetup

Tue 14 March 2017 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Art Intersections Meetup is a meeting place for artists, moving image-makers, gamers and technologists who are experimenting with art-related digital content and how the moving image is presented in a connected world.
Artist Talk + Party

Share Tech Series

Wed 8 March 2017 6 - 9 pm
Comparing the Alexa Mini, RED, Canon C300 and Sony FS7 workflows and capabilities!
Screening + Artist Talk


Sat 4 March 2017 7 - 10 pm
Charles Street Video is proud to partner with Bunker 2 in this new exciting media arts series called Delink.
Artist Talk


Thu 2 March 2017 6 - 9 pm
Playformance: get excited for wearables, motion capture, projection mapping, generative art and cultural intangibles. There will also be a projection mapping demo!
Artist Talk

Important Legal Considerations for Producers

Thu 23 February 2017 6 - 9 pm
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