Oct
7
12:00 PM12:00

Emotion-based Observation Painting

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TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary, in partnership with M:ST Performative Art Festival, are pleased to present, Emotion-based Observation Painting, a one-day performance with Life of a Craphead across locations in the downtown core. 

Performance // Sunday, October 7th at 12:00PM starting at the TD Square Food court 4th floor, next to Tim Horton’s, 324 8 Ave SW. *Please arrive promptly at 12:00PM as this performance will visiting multiple locations. 

In the tradition of Impressionist paintings of white Europeans relaxing at picnics and doing other leisure activities, Emotion-based Observation Painting imagines this for our ancestors who are no longer alive, as well as those that are. This performance is part of Life of a Craphead’s exhibition, Entertaining Every Second at TRUCK Contemporary Art from September 7 – October 20 2018.

Entertaining Every Second is a new body of performance and sculptural work by Life of a Craphead that engages with experiences and representations of western imperialism in Asia. The title of comes from a Nam June Paik quote: “I am a poor [wo]man from a poor country, so I have to be entertaining every second.”

 

Life of a Craphead is the collaboration of Amy Lam and Jon McCurley. Their work spans performance art, film, and curation. The name “Life of a Craphead” comes from the opening joke of the very first live comedy routine they performed together in 2006. Amy is Chinese and Jon is Vietnamese-Irish and they live and work in Toronto, Canada.

 

This performance is supported by a production residency in concert with the ninth biennial M:ST Performative Art Festival, which takes place from September 7 - October 7 2018 in the Treaty 7 region, and includes 20 emerging, local, national and international performative artists.

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Oct
4
6:00 PM18:00

Rita McKeough: Works

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Rita McKeough: Works
Join us to celebrate the launch of our new publication celebrating the career of prolific Calgary-based artist Rita McKeough. Launch features performances and a conversation between Rita and Editor, Diana Sherlock. 

Thursday, October 4 / Doors at 6:00pm
Royal Canadian Legion #1 ~ 116 7 Ave SE, Calgary

Evening includes performances by:
🏁 Jaime McDonald + Signy Holm
🏁 NIK
🏁 Toni Cormier

Performances graciously funded by friend and publication contributor Mary Scott. 
Light refreshments will be available.

~ PUBLICATION DETAILS ~

This critical monograph documents McKeough’s collaborative artistic process and pedagogy from the late 1970s on; her interactions with visual and media arts communities in Halifax, Toronto, Vancouver, and Calgary, particularly alternative music and performance scenes; and the audio, installation and performance work that is her ongoing contribution to the contemporary Canadian art community.

Editor: Diana Sherlock
Authors: Anthea Black, Eli D. Campanaro, Elizabeth Diggon, Johanna Householder, Areum Kim, Cheryl L’Hirondelle, Deidre Logue, Jude Major, Rita McKeough, Jeanne Randolph, Mary Scott
Publishers: EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society, TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary, and M:ST Performative Art

Includes vinyl record with five audio works from installations and performances—Shiver (1995), Opponent and My Heart Beats too Fast from In bocca al lupo/ In the Mouth of the Wolf (1991), Lament from Dancing on a Plate (1991), Veins (2016) and one new composition, Ashes (2017)

A limited number of the publications include an artist multiple by Rita McKeough that references The Lion’s Share (2012), an exhibition which incorporated kinetics, performance, and sound, and used a humorous and dream-like scenario to raise questions about the complexities of our relationship to eating animals.

To pre-order please e-mail ritamckeoughworks@gmail.com. Include your address and which edition you would like to purchase. 

Publication and 12” vinyl: $75.00 CDN*

Publication, 12” vinyl and limited edition carrot, and text multiple: $280.00 CDN*

*Shipping not included


~PERFORMING ARTIST BIOS~

✨Jaime McDonald
Jaime McDonald is a queer Métis woman working toward her BFA at the Alberta College of Art + Design with a major in Media Arts. Her practice is primarily concerned with reclaiming and grasping onto her identity in a non-intersectional society. Focusing on her Indigenous heritage, her sexuality, and her mental health, McDonald works in a variety of media including documented and live performance, installation, sculpture, video, and sound. She uses feelings of nostalgia, longing, and confrontation to address the binaries she faces.

✨Signy Holm
Signy Holm is a Calgary-based artist and is currently a Bachelor of Fine Arts candidate at the Alberta College of Art + Design with a major in drawing. She works primarily through installation, performance, new media, often referencing theories of object-oriented ontology and more recently, colour theory. Holm critiques notions of the modern “Wellness”/”Self-Help” industry and its contradictions through installations that present such lifestyles in satirical ways. Through manipulation of found objects, Holm creates sculptural, poetic narratives that question function and dysfunction, often inserting her own body into the work through performative gestures. She has exhibited work for the Marion Nicholl Gallery (2017), Stride Gallery (2018) and is passionate about supporting Artist-Run culture within her community. Holm is co-director of two student-run groups at the college, including the ACAD HORSE Club and The Pidgin Collective.

✨NIK
NIK is a Serbian performative artist, currently based in Calgary. In their most recent work, they explore the spectrum between Eastern European culture and western culture. Through their body they seek to find a safe space to exist in between two extremes. NIK has performed in IKG Live2, along with Sled Island partnered with The New Gallery, and they will be performing in up-coming M:ST 9 Biennial for Rita McKeough’s book launch. NIK had graduated with a BFA from Alberta College of Art + Design in drawing.

✨Toni Cormier
Toni Cormier concerns herself with the aftermath of unveiled secrets. To move productively forward from this point of no return, she uses watery premonitions to access speculative futures. Cormier is a Calgary based emerging artist attending the Alberta College of Art + Design, and completing her BFA in Drawing. Recently, she has shown at the Marion Nicoll Gallery, Sled Des Refuses, and curated ‘the usual place, but to the side’ at TRUCK U-Haul space & the Ivan Gallery.

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M:ST 9 takes over theatres, galleries, and public spaces all over the downtown core from September 7 - October 7, 2018, bringing you opportunities to entangle with media in new and surprising ways through exhibitions, interactive installations, performances, and interventions. 

Full festival schedule can be found at www.mstfestival.org
 

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Oct
2
7:00 PM19:00

Artist Talk / Life of a Craphead

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Image credit: Diane+Mike Photography

TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary, in partnership with M:ST Performative Art Festival, are pleased to present an artist talk with Life of a Craphead on October 2, 2018 / 7:00 pm in the TRUCK Contemporary Art Main Space (2009 10 Ave SW). During the talk they will be expanding on the ideas and stories present in their exhibition, Entertaining Every Second, which runs September 7 - October 20 / 2018 in the TRUCK Contemporary Main Space. 

Entertaining Every Second is a new body of performance and sculptural work by Life of a Craphead that engages with experiences and representations of western imperialism in Asia. The title of the exhibition comes from a Nam June Paik quote: “I am a poor [wo]man from a poor country, so I have to be entertaining every second.”

Life of a Craphead is the collaboration of Amy Lam and Jon McCurley. Their work spans performance art, film, and curation. The name “Life of a Craphead” comes from the opening joke of the very first live comedy routine they performed together in 2006. Amy is Chinese and Jon is Vietnamese-Irish and they live and work in Toronto, Canada.

The exhibition is accompanied by a production residency in concert with the ninth biennial M:ST Performative Art Festival, which takes place from September 7 - October 7 2018 in the Treaty 7 region, and includes 20 emerging, local, national and international performative artists.

PARKADE READING ROOM // In partnership with Shelf Life Books this exhibition includes texts selected by artists included in M:ST 9 that align and expand upon the ideas considered in their biennial projects.

Image credit: Diane + Mike Photography 

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Sep
1
to Sep 2

HY DRA TION VOL 8: DYKE AND TRANS MARSH

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HY DRA TION ** 7DTM ** QUEER DANCE PARTIE
♥ ALL AGES
♥ DYKE AND TRANS MARCH AFTER PARTY
♥ JUICY DJ’S
♥ GAY OL' TIMES
♥ FREE INFUSED WATER
♥ BRING YR GOOD VIBES

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ it’s pride season and we’re teaming up with the Treaty 7 Dyke and Trans March for a super special queer as heck ALL AGES after party at ***TRUCK Contemporary Art*** Saturday September 1!! Get ready to be hydrated ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 

THEME: It's September 1st. During the day you’re stomping the streets at the Dyke and Trans March. At night, what better way to cool off than a dip in the murky waters of the >>DYKE AND TRANS MARSH<< 

INSPO: Galoshes. Cattails. Beavers building community. Frogs squashing the patriarchy. Peat. Ooky spooky cryptids. An abundance of minerals. Fog. Bog bodies. Clay masks. Oil lanterns. A moose covered in mud. Low viscosity. Scum. Fireflies. Grasses. Gay loons?

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DJS !!!!
9:30-10:30
DJ iTunes Shuffle
Yr top 25 loon call remixes shuffled for yr pleasure. 

10:30-12:30 BOG LADY
Like the murky waters in which she resides, BOG LADY's cuts of disco, post-disco and house are so deep you'll be gasping for air. Don't worry, though - her mix of classic bops with modern hip-hop and pop faves will give you life on the dance floor.

12:30-2:30 Smells like Two Spirit: 
Danni Black aka Smells like Two-Spirit is a Blackfoot babe and femme daddy. She will be playing a set of Trap/Rap/Hip Hop/R&B. However, she wants to acknowledge and give credit to the Black community across the world who have built and created these genres to express their pride and perspectives within their communities. Let's remember where it began. 

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VISUAL ART provided by KHRYSTA LLOREN, MIKE HOOVES, and Beaver Cams TM

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SATURDAY September 1
9:30 - LATE
$2 cover before 11, $5 after ((no ATM on site)) No one turned away for lack of funds! 
All ages but bring ID if you’re 18+!
Cash bar and FREE INFUSED WATER ~~LEMONGRASS BLUEBERRY~~
TRUCK Contemporary Art - 2009 10th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB
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ACCESSIBILITY INFO
Truck is fully wheelchair accessible, and the washroom is gender neutral. Truck is located 3 blocks from Sunalta LRT, there is parking behind and beside the building, and along 19th street.

WHAT ELSE?
~~ Please respect our venue and our ability to host future parties by not bringing outside alcohol and bringing valid ID. 
~~ There is no ATM at Truck, so plan accordingly! 
~~There will be safer sex supplies available and mood minder folks mingling about. The HYDRATION Collective will have harm reduction items on hand, including a Naloxone kit. Stay safe pals!
~~If you have any additional concerns, needs, or questions please don’t be shy! Message us on FB or email hydration.calgary@gmail.com.

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HYDRATION Collective and 7DTM acknowledges that this event takes place on the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Blackfoot Confederacy comprising the Sikisika, the Piikani, and the Kainai First Nations, the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda, including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations. This area is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.

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WE AIM TO CREATE AN ACCOUNTABLE SPACE: NO RACISM, NO HOMOPHOBIA, NO TRANSPHOBIA/CISSEXISM, NO MISOGYNY, NO ABLEISM OR ANYTHING OF THE LIKE /// FRIENDSHIP AND MAKING OUT HOWEVER IS ENCOURAGED! 💕💕💕


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Bike-In Cinema! / Bugs + Cave Small Cave Big
Aug
18
to Aug 19

Bike-In Cinema! / Bugs + Cave Small Cave Big

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Join CSIF - The Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers, Truck Contemporary Art in Calgary, and the creatures that call Calgary’s parks home for a night of outdoor cinema in Sunalta Park (located across from the Sunalta LRT Station and next to the Sunalta Community Hall)! 

At sundown we will be screening the short film CAVE SMALL CAVE BIG, directed by Joële Walinga, as well as the feature film BUGS, directed by the artist duo Life of a Craphead. This event is free and open to all members of the public; iron your antenas, bike in, and chill out!

CAVE SMALL CAVE BIG (2016) - Joële Walinga, 11 min

CAVE SMALL CAVE BIG is the first in a series of short films written by children. In this story, by 5-year-olds Madeline Harker and Adelaide Schwartz, we follow a Butterfly Girl's journey through inspiration and loss, and veer away to follow the lost object itself. The film jumps from character to character as they cope with the transience of ownership.

BUGS (2015) - Life of a Craphead, 74 min

Featuring situations like a university lecture gone wrong and a failed SNL episode, BUGS presents the absurdity of life within a patriarchal society obsessed with success. The DIY film sets the Bug universe right in the middle of the real world, creating multiple layers of reality that interact with each other. Produced over 2011-2015 with a large cast and crew of artists and comedians.

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This event takes place on the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprising the Siksika, Piikani, and Kainai First Nations), the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda (including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations). The City of Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III. 

TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary is dedicated to creating safe and inclusive spaces for participating in contemporary art. TRUCK programming is free to attend and open to all. 
www.truck.ca 

CSIF acknowledges and honours the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals. We aim to be an environment where anyone can have access to a variety of resources (workshops, grants, equipment) to tell their unique story through film.
http://www.csif.org/

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Aug
17
7:00 PM19:00

Out to Pasture / Karaoke + BBQ Fundraiser

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OUT TO PASTURE 
// TRUCK’S KARAOKE + BBQ FUNDRAISER

Friday August 17 / 2018
7PM – LATE

$2 Hotdogs + $2 Jump-the-line 

Our CAMPER vans are on their way out to pasture and we want to send them off in style with a night of sweet serenades and good pals. Have you got a cool CAMPER memory? Join us on August 17 and share it with the other folks who love these bright beauties! 

We’ll have you covered with delicious $2 hot dogs and a special (secret) beverage so you can sing all night long + Fiasco Gelato has very generously donated a sweet treat to help us all stay cool. Can’t wait to sing your favourite karaoke banger? A jump-the-line option will be available for $2 so make sure you bring some change! 

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This event takes place on the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprising the Siksika, Piikani, and Kainai First Nations), the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda (including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations). The City of Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III. 

TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary is dedicated to creating safe and inclusive spaces for participating in contemporary art. TRUCK programming is free to attend and open to all.
www.truck.ca

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Bike-In Cinema! / House + You Are A Lesbian Vampire
Aug
11
to Aug 12

Bike-In Cinema! / House + You Are A Lesbian Vampire

  • TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Under the dark cover of a new moon join CSIF - The Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers and Truck Contemporary Art in Calgary for a night of sinister cinema in Royal Sunalta Park (located next to the Scarboro Community Association and the Calgary Tennis Club)! 

At sundown, we will be screening the short film YOU ARE A LESBIAN VAMPIRE, directed by Thirza Cuthand, followed by the 1977 Japanese horror fantasy HOUSE, directed by Nobuhiko Obayashi. This event is free and open to all members of the public; bike in, chill out, and get spooked!

YOU ARE A LESBIAN VAMPIRE (2008) - Thirza Cuthand, 3 min

In the dark night of a prairie city, a vampire considers her future with a fetching mortal. But requiring blood for sustenance brings a host of problems to the relationship.
Starring Shavonne Somvong and Carrie Gates

HOUSE (1977) - Nobuhiko Obayashi, 88 min, 18A

In an effort to avoid spending time with her father and his new lover, young Gorgeous (Kimiko Ikegami) resolves to visit her aunt's remote mansion. With six of her closest friends in tow, including the musically inclined Melody (Eriko Tanaka) and the geeky Prof (Ai Matsubara), Gorgeous arrives at the estate, where supernatural events occur almost immediately. A severed head takes flight, household appliances come to life and a portrait of a cat seems to contain an evil spirit. 

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This event takes place on the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprising the Siksika, Piikani, and Kainai First Nations), the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda (including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations). The City of Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III. 

TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary is dedicated to creating safe and inclusive spaces for participating in contemporary art. TRUCK programming is free to attend and open to all. 
www.truck.ca 

CSIF acknowledges and honours the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals. We aim to be an environment where anyone can have access to a variety of resources (workshops, grants, equipment) to tell their unique story through film.
http://www.csif.org/

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Jun
27
9:00 PM21:00
AGM

TRUCK Annual General Meeting 2018

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Dear TRUCKERS, 

Please join us for our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, June 27, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 8:00PM at TRUCK, 2009 10th Ave SW, Calgary, AB, T3C 0K4.

We will present a year-in-review of our activities and programming, elect and confirm new directors to the Board, and review our financials. New and old Members are welcome!

Agenda:

1. Welcome to members and Introduction of Staff and Board
2. Approval of the agenda
3. Approval of the minutes from our 2017 Annual General Meeting
4. Director’s report
5. President’s report
6. Financial report
a. Approval of 2018 financial statement
b. Appoint auditors for 2019 financial year
7. Election of Board of Directors
8. Motion to adjourn

TRUCK Members are important to the vitality and continued success of the organization. If you are currently a member, thank you very much for your continued support! If you are not yet a member, please consider joining the TRUCK team by reviewing the Membership Information provided below. 

TRUCK memberships are valid for one calendar year from the date of our Annual General Meeting (AGM). Our basic Memberships are as follows:

$10 Student / Underemployed (voting)
$20 Associate (voting)

TRUCK Members receive:
* Exhibition & Event information delivered electronically or by mail
* Invitations to participate in special events for Members
* Recognition in TRUCK newsletters and publications
* One vote at Annual General Meeting

You can purchase or renew your membership by clicking the link:

https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/14947
 

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