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Jan
12
to Jan 13

HY DRA TION VOL 9 | SUBLIMATION

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♥ QUEER DANCE PARTIE 
♥ LOCAL VISUAL ARTISTS
♥ PREPARTY FILM SCREENING & ARTIST TALK
♥ JUICY DJ’S
♥ FREE INFUSED WATER
♥ BRING YR GOOD VIBES
♥ 18+

♥ ♥ ♥ 2019 is upon us and HY DRA TION is back at **TRUCK Contemporary Art** Saturday January 12!! We’re ready to unveil the juiciest scientific breakthrough to keep you hydrated for another queer as heck dance party ♥ ♥ ♥ 

THEME: >>> SUBLIMATION <<< 

INSPO: The mysterious science of water, dry ice, Y2K, test tubes, lava lamps, molecular structures, strange textures, gases, crystals, ASMR slime vids, liquid nitrogen, kaleidoscopes, Bill Nye, acids & bases, the process of changing from a solid to a gas without passing through a liquid phase… AKA sublimation ;) ;) 

featuring Artist in Residence / Feature Droplet **Frick Owens**
Frick Owens is a space navigator on a mission to create otherworldly experiences. Playing with colour, shapes, and objects to create a metaphysical environment for everyone to enjoy, Y2K and retro-futurism aesthetics are catalyzed in a juicy installation for your parched eyes.

ALSO featuring Visual Artist **Mat Lindenberg**
Mat Lindenberg is an artist interested in futility; cycles of futility, whether futility exists, what makes something futile, and if futile poetic gestures are inherently futile or if in fulfilling their purpose they transcend futility. He would like to believe that this is true but it requires further research and he is not sure how committed he is to going as far as he needs to go to figure it out.

ALSO ALSO featuring Preparty Screening of **NITE RIDE** and Artist Talk with Co-Director **Danni Black**
Nite Ride is a short grindhouse film made by local BIPOC artists and filmmakers. Four friends go on an evening bike ride while, unbeknown to them, they are being stalked by blood thirsty creatures of the night.

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8:45 Doors open
9:15 - 10:00 Nite Ride screening and Artist talk with Danni Black
10:00 - Late Dance Party!!! DJS TBA

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SATURDAY January 12 
$2 cover before 11, $5 after (no ATM on site) No one turned away for lack of funds! 
18+ (bring your ID!)
Cash bar and FREE INFUSED WATER FLAVOUR TBA
TRUCK Contemporary Art - 2009 10th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB

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?
~~ There is no ATM at Truck, so plan accordingly!
~~ Please respect our venue and our ability to host future parties by not bringing outside alcohol and bringing valid ID. 
~~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 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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Nov
9
to Dec 15

PARKADE READING ROOM | You hold me, as I fumble to emulate your care

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In partnership with Shelf Life Books, TRUCK has invited artists presenting in You hold me, as I fumble to emulate your care to select texts that align with and expand upon the ideas considered in their projects and research. The PARKADE Space allows readers an opportunity to engage with these texts in the context of the exhibitions.


FARHEEN HAQ

Amitav Ghosh, Sea of Poppies 

Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things 

Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass  

Therese Maillot, Heart Berries  

Lynda Barry, What It Is  

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, This Accident of Being Lost

KABLUSIAK

Inuvialuktun language dictionary

NICOLE KELLY WESTMAN

Richard Prince, Girlfriends

Patricia McCormack, Fort Chipewyan and the Shaping of Canadian History, 1788-1920s: "We like to be free in this country"

Maggie Nelson, The Argonauts 

bell hooks, Communion: The Female Search for Love

Virginie Despentes, King Kong Theory

Roland Barthes, Mourning Diary

Roland Barthes, Camera Lucida

Layli Long Soldier, WHEREAS: Poems

Sophie Calle, Rachel, Monique... 

Steff Ling, NasCar

R.M. Clarke, Yamaha RD 350 & 400: Performance Portfolio 1972-1979

GINGER CARLSON

Sheila Heiti, Motherhood

Susan Sontag, Against Interpretation  

Dana Ward, A Kentucky of Mothers

Eve Sedgwick, Touching Feeling: Affect, Pedagogy, Performativity

Judith Halberstam, The Queer Art of Failure

Julianne Pidduck, Jean Carlomusto and Richard Fung, Queer Kinship and Ambivalence: Video Autoethnographies 

Roland Barthes, The Pleasure of the Text

Editors Cherríe Moraga, Gloria E. Anzaldúa, This Bridge Called My Back: : Writings by Radical Women of Color

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Sep
7
to Sep 20

PARKADE READING ROOM | M:ST9 Biennial

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In partnership with Shelf Life Books, TRUCK has invited artists included in this years’ M:ST 9 Biennal to select texts that align with and expand upon the ideas considered in their projects and research. The PARKADE Space allows readers an opportunity to engage with these texts in the context of the exhibitions.

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


LIFE OF A CRAPHEAD

Thi Bui, The Best We Could Do, 2017

Maxine Hong Kingston, The Woman Warrior, 1975

Trinh T. Minh-Ha, Woman, Native, Other: Writing Postcoloniality and Feminism, 2009

Ocean Vuong ,Night Sky with Exit Wounds, 2016

Arthur Manuel & Grand Chief Ronald Derrickson, Preface by Naomi Klein, The Reconciliation Manifesto: Recovering the Land, Rebuilding the Economy, 2017

Rosalyn Deutsche, Hiroshima After Iraq: Three Studies in Art and War, 2010

John S. Berry, Those Gallant Men: On Trial in Vietnam, 1984

Aruna D’Souza, Whitewalling: Art, Race & Protest in 3 Acts, 2018

Truong Buu Lam, Colonialism Experienced: Vietnamese Writings on Colonialism, 1900-1931, 2000

Michelle Dizon & Việt Lê, White Gaze, 2018

Xueqin Cao, The Story of the Stone Vol. I (aka The Dream of the Red Chamber), 1986

James Baldwin, Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone, 2013

Robyn Maynard, Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present, 2017 Patty Yumi Cottrell, Sorry to Disrupt the Peace: A Novel, 2017

Connor Willumsen, Anti-Gone, 2017 

RYAN DANNY OWEN

Caitlin Doughty, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory, 2014

Sarah Schulman, The Gentrification of the Mind: Witness to a Lost Imagination, 2013 

STEVE ROGGENBUCK

Paul D'Amato, The Meaning of Marxism, 2006

Danny Katch, Socialism . . . Seriously: A Brief Guide to Human Liberation, 2015

Shunryu SuzukI, Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind: Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice, 2018 

SUZANNE KITE

Lee Hester & Jim Cheney, Indigenous Epistemology, 2001

Caroline M. Woidat, Truth is on the Reservation, 2006 

NATHAN YOUNG

Jacques Attali, Noise: The Political Economy of Music, 1985

David Keenan, England’s Hidden Reverse, 2003 

ADRIANA DISMAN 

Sarah Ahmed, Willful Subjects, 2014 

Maggie Nelson, The Argonauts, 2015 

Anne Michaels, Fugitive Pieces, 2010 

DIDIER MORELLI 

Amanda Boetzkes, The Ethics of Earth Art, 2010

Philipp Kaiser & Miwon Kwon, Ends of the Eart: Land Art to 1974, 2012

Lucy R Lippard, Undermining: A Wild Ride Through Land Use Politics, and Art in the Changing West, 2014 

Kate Morris and Bill Anthes, “Indigenous Futures”, Art Journal, Vol 76, No. 2, 2017  

EMMA-KATE

Elena Basteri, Elisa Ricci & Emanuele Guidi, Rehearsing Collectivity - Choreography Beyond Dance, 2012 

KERRY MAGUIRE

Cixin Liu, The Three-Body Problem, 2014

Clarice Lispector, Água Viva, 2012

Steven Shaviro, The Universe of Things: On Speculative Realism (Posthumanities), 2016

Anna Dezeuze, Almost Nothing: Observations on Precarious Practices in Contemporary Art, 2017 

JADDA TSUI & MAT LINDENBERG

Jorges Luis Borges, Labyrinths, 1962

Umberto Eco, Travels in Hyperreality, 1973

Roberto Bolaño, The Savage Detectives, 1998

Haruki Murakami, The Wind Up Bird Chronicle, 1995 

JIN-ME YOON

Édouard Glissant, Poetics of Relation, 1990

Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Dictee, 1982

Richard Atleo, Tsawalk - A Nuu-chah-nulth Worldview, 2004 

MIKIKI

Grant H. Kester, Conversation Pieces: Community and Communication in Modern Art, 2013

Michel de Certeau, The Practice of Everyday Life: Living and cooking Vol 2, 1998

Gabrielle Hamilton, Prune, 2014

Lee Edelman, No Future: Queer Theory and the Death Drive, 2004 

JOANNE BRISTOL

Jane Rendell, Site-Writing: The Architecture of Art Criticism, 2011

Jane Rendell, The Architecture of Psychoanalysis: Spaces of Transition, 2017

Sharron Proulx-Turner, Creole Métisse of French Canada, Me, 2018 

JOSHUA RIOS & ANTHONY ROMERO & MATT JOYNT 

Jennifer Lynn Stoever, The Sonic Color Line: Race and the Cultural Politics of Listening, 2016 

Lucia Farinati & Claudia Firth, The Force of Listening, 2017 

KYLIE B WARD

Rajan Sankaran, Structure Experiences Mineral Kingdom, 2008

Tom Chetwynd, Dictionary of Symbols, 1993

Carl Gustav Jung & Joseph Campbell, The Portable Jung, 1971

Jane Cicchetti, Dreams, Symbols, and Homeopathy: Archetypal Dimensions of Healing, 2003 

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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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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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