CAMPER

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CAMPER (Contemporary Art Mobile Public Exhibition Rig) is a 1975 Dodge Empress motor-home, modified to become a portable public exhibition and project space.  CAMPER’s mandate is to investigate the places where art, the road, education, and recreation meet, and to explore these intersections in an inclusive, participation-oriented manner that fosters public engagement and appreciation of contemporary art practices.
CAMPER initially started out hosting the popular Patch Project. After three successful years, CAMPER was reinvented as a project-based residency program that offered artists the unique opportunity for artistic exploration and public engagement.

Currently CAMPER hosts outdoor screenings, residencies, and performances across the city of Calgary and beyond its boundaries.

Bike-in Cinema is an outdoor screening series hosted by TRUCK Gallery’s CAMPER presented in partnership with some of Calgary’s finest film, production and new media organizations. Using the CAMPER as a site for projection, Bike-in Cinema is a collaborative celebration of film, animation and media that encourages exploration of Calgary’s urban environment. Set in the various locations of the Calgary outdoors, Bike-in Cinema invites all to cycle towards the CAMPER for a night full of animation and film!

Strange Relations is an innovative program featuring a series of bilateral lectures on unrelated topics. Part intellectual battle royal & part anti-symposium, Strange Relations invites experts from different fields to speak about what they know best. Following the lectures, a participatory discussion will take place where audience members are tasked with finding connections between the two subjects through the questions they ask.