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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 our new outdoor screening series, Bike-in Cinema!
Bike-in Cinema is an outdoor screening series hosted by TRUCK Gallery’s CAMPER (Contemporary Art Mobile Public Exhibition Rig) 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.

Now in its second year, Bike-in Cinema will take viewers on a journey down an open road, exploring the wonders of unfamiliar places and the path less travelled. 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!

The Open Road
Presented by TRUCK
July 9 @ 10pm
EMMEDIA Parking Lot
Heart of the Continent
Presented in collaboration with Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers
July 11 @ 10pm
Riley Park
Presented in collaboration with EMMEDIA
July 12 @ 10pm
EMMEDIA Parking Lot
Electrick Children
Presented in Collaboration with Calgary Underground Film Festival
August 9 @ 10pm
Rotary Park
Night Visions
Presented in collaboration with Quickdraw Animation Society
August 16 @ 9:30pm
Pumphouse Theatre Parking Lot
Presented in collaboration with Fairytales Presentation Society
August 28 @ 9:30pm
Tomkins Park