Project Channel is the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery’s satellite space for providing access to a range of local, national and international video art. For decades, artists have used the low cost possibilities of video to experiment with technology, mimic popular mass media, and tell stories that are often missed by the mainstream. The Art Gallery will curate selections of video art for ProjectChannel’s trio of touch-screens. Many of the videos will be leased for long-term library viewing in order to build up a collection and thus viewers will be able to watch either the latest selection or browse through the holdings. Following the first set of videos selected for the January, 2012 launch, further sets of videos will be added regularly. Some of these video selections will connect with exhibitions in other U of L Art Gallery locations including the Main Gallery, the Helen Christou Gallery, and our on-going program of site-specific installations and performances.
Project Channel’s innovative approach combines the strengths of curated screenings with on-demand library viewing to create easy-to-use access to video art. The Art Gallery thanks the U of L Library and V Tape for their assistance with this project and Daniel Wong for his expertise in designing the structure for the space.
The Project Channel space is located on the 11th floor of the LINC building across from the Prentice Institute Boardroom (L1102).