Jun
7
to Jul 20

PARKADE READING ROOM | THE YELLOW FOREST BY JESSIE ROSE VALA AND STEPHEN NACHTIGALL

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In partnership with Shelf Life Books, TRUCK has invited Main Space artists Jessie Rose Vala and Stephen Nachtigall to select texts that align with and expand upon the ideas considered in their exhibition The Yellow Forest. The PARKADE Space allows readers an opportunity to engage with these texts in the context of the exhibitions.


Monica Gagliano, Thus Spoke the Plant

Donna Haraway, Staying with the Trouble

Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass

Jenny Odell, How to do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy

Tom Wolfe, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

W.S Merwin, Migration : New and Selected Poems

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May
25
10:00 PM22:00

HY DRA TION vol 11 | ToXXXic Sewage

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SATURDAY May 25
$2 cover before 11, $5 after (no ATM on site) No one turned away for lack of funds!
Cash bar and free infused water, flavour TBA

♥ QUEER DANCE PARTIE
♥ LOCAL VISUAL ARTISTS
♥ JUICY DJ’S
♥ FREE INFUSED WATER
♥ BRING YR GOOD VIBES
♥ 18+

♥ ♥ ♥ ALERT!! ALERT!! Hope your vaccines are up to date because on Saturday May 25 HY DRA TION is opening the sewer grates and diving into the dirty depths! Meet us as TRUCK Contemporary Art for a dancefloor disaster you don’t wanna miss! ♥ ♥ ♥

THEME: >>> TOXXXIC SEWAGE <<<

INSPO: genetic mutations, noxious clouds, chernobyl chic, sewer alligators, slime time, venomous animals, hazmat suits, X Files fanfic, goldfish in a toilet bowl, neon sludge, radiation poisoning

featuring Artists in Residence *Dogiichow* and *Nofac3*

Photographer of the night *Michael Grondin*

Event poster by *Zack Aboulazm*


Featuring the biohazardous bops of:
10:00 - 11:30 DJ TBA
11:30 - 1:00 DJ AFRONAUT
1:00 - 2:30 TERRITINGZ


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 HY DRA TION Collective will have harm reduction items on hand, including a Naloxone kit.
- If you have any additional concerns, needs, or questions please don’t be shy! Message HY DRA TION on FB or email hydration.calgary@gmail.com.

HYDRATION Collective and TRUCK Contemporary Art acknowledge that this event takes place on the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Niitsitapi (inclusive of the Siksika, Piikani, and Kainai First Nations), the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Iyarhe Nakoda (including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations). The City of Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III. Our acknowledging of this place and its peoples is made with sincere intention and deep gratitude.


WE AIM TO CREATE AN ACCOUNTABLE SPACE: NO RACISM, NO HOMOPHOBIA, NO TRANSPHOBIA/CISSEXISM, NO MISOGYNY, NO ABLEISM OR ANYTHING OF THE SORT

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Apr
13
1:00 PM13:00

Walking Tour | Mourning Home: Glenna Cardinal

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Walking Tour with Glenna Cardinal in conjunction with her exhibition mourning home
Saturday, April 13th from 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Meet at the Esker Foundation, 1011 9th Ave SE Calgary

Join Glenna Cardinal for a conversational walking tour, beginning with her work on view in the Esker Foundation Project Space and ending with her installation Tina Dik’iizh | clear road or clear trail in the Elders’ Guidance Circle at the Calgary Public Library—with discussion of various places in between. 

Presented in partnership with The Esker Foundation.

Rain or shine, please dress appropriately for walking outside.

Registration recommended.


Glenna Cardinal continues to explore her bone-deep connection to the reserve land that she grew up on, the land that was her Tsuut’ina Nation grandmothers’ and is now the Southwest Calgary Ring Road. Her work is a response to her displacement and forced colonial identity while seeking comfort in a new place. Cardinal is a Saddle Lake Cree Nation member who continues to reside on her maternal reserve, Tsuut’ina Nation.

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Apr
7
12:01 AM00:01

HY DRA TION Call for Visual Artists

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The HY DRA TION Collective is seeking proposals from artists and/or collectives to create an immersive installation for the next HY DRA TION event on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at TRUCK Gallery. The artist/collective will work with HY DRA TION Collective to create the event’s theme and will receive support and compensation for their installation. Successful proposals will complement our dance-party-art-liquids atmosphere and create an environment that will keep the vibes going all night. Please be aware that HY DRA TION is a party, there will be moving bodies, liquids, and music!

~~~Who We Are~~~
HY DRA TION is a recurring queer dance party known for our water themed events and signature free infused water. Come quench your thirst on the dancefloor with us!

The HY DRA TION Collective is a Calgary-based collective of artists and activists committed to supporting LGBT+/Queer/Two Spirit voices and communities by hosting events that promote cultures of safety, diversity, collaboration, inclusion, and self-expression within our city. Through partnerships with local artists, allied not-for-profits, and artist-run centers we seek to support our local social justice, LGBT+/Queer/Two Spirit, and artistic networks and provide platforms for creative opportunities in nourishing, accessible and energizing spaces.

~~~The Venue~~~
The artist/collective will have the entirety of TRUCK Gallery available for their installation. These spaces include:
- The Main Space: a 1300 sq.ft gallery home to HY DRA TION’s juicy heart - the dancefloor.
- The Parkade Space: a 200 sq.ft. intimate and enclosed white box next to the Main Space, typically acting as our chill zone.
- Transitional spaces such as the entry, bar area, and washroom.

While we encourage applicants to consider connecting all of the spaces together in an immersive proposal, the HY DRA TION Collective will support the artist/collective in any space needed. Example: You don’t want to curate the washroom? We got it! We want this to be a collaborative process and we’re here to support you as much as we can.


~~~The Fees~~~
As our Artist in Residence you will receive an artist fee of $380.00. Please note that the artist’s fee will be split between members in the case of a collective application. In addition, you will also receive a materials budget of up to $200.00. We encourage a sustainably-conscious proposal, recyclable and reusable materials are a plus!

~~~The Application~~~
Please include the following in your submission.
1 - The name(s) of the Artist/Collective. Pronouns & astrological signs are optional but appreciated :) :)
2 - A clearly defined overall party theme. Must be water related in some way, as literal or abstract as you desire! Past party examples: bubble bath, swamp, 90’s pool party, space ice, sublimation.
3 - Provide a proposal describing your installation concept. Please detail how you will utilize the various spaces in TRUCK Gallery, and how your proposal supports HY DRA TION’s dance-party-art-liquids environment. The installation can consist of work that has already been produced.
4 - Outline your proposed material requirements to a maximum budget of $200.00.
5 - Provide one or more visual documents that support your proposal. Examples: An image or sketch of the proposed installation, a still from a video piece, a link to a pinterest inspirational mood board, a sketched floor plan, etc.
6 - Any relevant information on your practice that supports your proposal, such as Resume/CV, examples of your previous work, links to website or artistic social media, swimming lesson badges, etc.

Please submit applications to: hydration.calgary@gmail.com by the deadline of 11:59 pm MST, Sunday April 7th 2019. Please format all written materials as a single .pdf document. Support documents must be labeled with the applicant’s name and a descriptive title. Images should be no larger than 3 MB in size. Links to video and audio work hosted online are acceptable.

If you have any questions or require any clarifications do not hesitate contact us through email, facebook or instagram. We’re looking forward to seeing your submissions and working with you! Stay hydrated!

Email:
hydration.calgary@gmail.com
Facebook: facebook.com/hydrationcalgary
Instagram: @hydrationparty

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Apr
5
to May 18

PARKADE READING ROOM | Abide by Lyla Rye

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In partnership with Shelf Life Books, TRUCK has invited Main Space artist Lyla Rye to select texts that align with and expand upon the ideas considered in her exhibition Abide. The PARKADE Space allows readers an opportunity to engage with these texts in the context of the exhibitions.


Catherine Elwes, Installation and the Moving Image

Claudia Hammond, Time Warped: Unlocking the Mysteries of Time Perception

Plum Johnson, The Left Us Everything: A Memoir

Lutz P. Koepnick, On Slowness: Toward an Aesthetic of the Contemporary

Alan Lightman, Einstein’s Dreams

Robert V. Levine, A Geography of Time: The Temporal Misadventures of a Social Psychologist, or How Every Culture Keeps Time Just a Little Bit Differently

Helen MacDonald, H is for Hawk

Kate Mondloch, Screens: Viewing Media Installation

Virginia Woolf, Orlando: A Biography

CATALOGUES

Abide
Lyle Rye

Allegory and Anxiety: On Lyla Rye’s Swing Stage
Etienne Turpin

Cyclorama: Lyla Rye
Contributors: James Campbell, Ryan Doherty, and Caiomhe Morgan-Feir

Erratic Room: Lyla Rye
Shani K. Parsons

Lyla Rye: Hopscotch
Contributors: Jan Allen, Carol Beatty, Janet M. Brooke, Kenneth Hayes, and Joanne Marion

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Mar
30
to Mar 31

HY DRA TION vol 10 | Liquidate Your Assets

  • TRUCK Contemporary Art Main Space (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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ALL AGES QUEER DANCE PARTY

SATURDAY March 30
$2 cover before 11, $5 after (no ATM on site) No one turned away for lack of funds!
All ages but bring your ID if your 18+!
Cash bar and free infused water, Flavour TBA

♥ ♥ ♥ Tax season is upon us, and the HY DRA TION Human Resources department has scheduled an important meeting at *TRUCK Contemporary Art* Saturday March 30!! The topic of the agenda? Only the best team building exercise of all: an all ages queer as heck dance party ♥ ♥ ♥

THEME: >>> Liquidate Your ASSets <<<

INSPO: executive realness, booty shaking boardrooms, corporate fraud, cruising the water cooler, paid vacations, sexy secretaries, the gay agenda, faxable fashions, getting wacky at the company Christmas party, the devil wears water wings, stock market crashes, Chief Executive Octopuses

eaturing Artists in Residence *Levin Ifko* and *Jacqueline Huskisson*

ALSO featuring Preparty Fashion Transaction Clothing Swap with *Lady Caviar*

Event poster by *Zack Aboulazm*


8:45 Doors open
9:00 - 10:00 Fashion Transactions with Lady Caviar
10 - Late: Dance Party w/ Levin Ifko and Jacqueline Huskisson & DJ's:
10:00 - 11:00 Dogiichow
11:00 - 12:30 Primiumlowlife
12:30 - 2:30 Jay4Pay



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 HY DRA TION Collective will have harm reduction items on hand, including a Naloxone kit.
- If you have any additional concerns, needs, or questions please don’t be shy! Message HY DRA TION on FB or email hydration.calgary@gmail.com.


HYDRATION Collective and TRUCK Contemporary Art acknowledge 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.


WE AIM TO CREATE AN ACCOUNTABLE SPACE: NO RACISM, NO HOMOPHOBIA, NO TRANSPHOBIA/CISSEXISM, NO MISOGYNY, NO ABLEISM OR ANYTHING OF THE SORT

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Mar
28
7:00 PM19:00

Publication Launch and Artist Talk | Orphan Well Adoption Agency

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TRUCK and Latitude 53 Contemporary Visual Culture are pleased to present the Calgary launch for Orphan Well Adoption Agency, a publication produced in concert with Alana Bartol’s recent Latitude 53 exhibition, featuring texts by Lindsey V. Sharman and Lou Sheppard.


The evening will include a conversation between Alana Bartol and Lindsey V. Sharman at 7pm as well as light refreshments. Catalogues will be available at the event for $20.


Alana Bartol creates relationships between the personal sphere and the landscape, particular to our moment of environmental precarity. Orphan Well Adoption Agency re-imagines industrial remediation as a non-profit that finds caretakers for orphaned oil and gas wells in Alberta. Orphan Well Adoption Agency explores dowsing as technology for remediation and for discovering alternative relationships to natural resources, with a touch of humour.

Lindsey V. Sharman is a curator at the Art Gallery of Alberta and adjunct professor with the Department of Art at the University of Calgary. Sharman has studied Art History and Curating in Canada, England, Switzerland, and Austria, earning degrees from the University of Saskatchewan and the University of the Arts, Zurich. From 2012-2018 she was the first curator of the Founders’ Gallery at the Military Museums in Calgary, an academic appointment through the University of Calgary. Her primary area of research is politically and socially engaged art practice. Curatorial projects of note include Seeing Soldiering: in theatre with those who serve by Althea Thauberger; TRENCH, a durational performance by Adrian Stimson; Felled Trees an exhibition deconstructing national identity at Canada House, London; Gassed Redux by Adad Hannah; and the nationally touring retrospective and corresponding publication The Writing on the Wall: Works of Dr. Joane Cardinal Schubert.

Lou Sheppard is an interdisciplinary artist from K’jiputuk/Halifax. Sheppard graduated from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 2006 and then studied English and Education at Mount Saint Vincent University. In their recent practice Sheppard uses processes of translation and metaphor to interrogate structures of power in data and language. Their work is evidenced through installation, performance and score and often leads them to collaborate with other artists, including musicians, visual artists and performing artists. Sheppard has exhibited work both in Canada and internationally, and was included in the first Antarctic Biennale and the Antarctic Pavilion in Venice. In 2017 they received the Emerging Atlantic Artist Award and in 2018 they were long listed for the Sobey Art Award. Sheppard is currently Artist in Residence in the Faculty of Education at McGill University.

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Mar
22
7:00 PM19:00

LET'S STAY IN TOUCH | TRUCK's annual postcard fundraiser

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LET'S STAY IN TOUCH!
TRUCK’s annual postcard fundraiser

Friday March 22, 2019
7PM – 10PM
TRUCK Main Space
2009 10th Avenue SW Calgary

Join us on March 22 from 7PM – 10PM for LET'S STAY IN TOUCH, a silent-auction fundraiser including postcard-sized artwork donated by local and national artists.

LET'S STAY IN TOUCH will develop crucial funds for our programming budget with revenue going directly towards our capacity to support contemporary artists for exhibitions and public programs.

If you're not able to make it to the event or would like to bid early, download the catalogue here.

BUY IT NOW:

Prior to the fundraiser, you may purchase work at the BUY-IT-NOW price of $300.00, without bidding. This option is available up until the beginning of the event. Email director@truck.ca to BUY-IT-NOW

PROXY BIDDING:

We will accept proxy bids by email (director@truck.ca) or text (587)-439-8706 — please include your maximum bid amount

Thank you so much to the incredibly generous artists who donated, including:


Alana Bartol
Alberta Rose Williams
Angela Schenstead
Anna Hawkins
Anna Torma
Ashleigh Bartlett
Brittany Nickerson
Catherine de Montreuil
Celia Perrin Sidarous
Clayton Windatt
DaveandJenn
Elisabeth Belliveau
Felix A Tuba
Heather Leier
Jane Grace
Jason Baerg
Jason De Haan
John Will
Jolie Bird
Keith Murray
Lisa Lipton
Logan MacDonald
Lyndl Hall
Marika Vandekraats
Mark Clintberg
Miruna Dragan
Nicole Kelly Westman
Peter von Tiesenhausen
Rita McKeough
Rocio Graham
Ryan Danny Owen
Seth Cardinal Dodginghorse
Shelley Ouellet
Suzanne Morrissette
Svea Ferguson
Tamara Lee-Anne Cardinal
Tanya Lukin Linklater
Tanya Rusnak
Tomas Jonsson
Vanessa Brown
Yvonne Mullock

Once again, we're very excited to work with Kyle Beal Art Services, who will be offering a special framing deal for your newly purchased artwork.

We would also like to extend a sincere thank you to Sunny Side Art Supplies for providing materials for our postcards.

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Mar
9
2:00 PM14:00

It’s Never A Good Idea / Mohkinstsis Kikskanisto’p | Alyssa Duck Chief

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Publication Launch: March 9, 2019, 2:00PM

TRUCK Contemporary Art and Stride Gallery are pleased to launch It’s Never A Good Idea / Mohkinstsis Kikskanisto’p, a publication by Alyssa Duck Chief in concert with #callresponse

It’s Never A Good Idea / Mohkinstsis Kikskanisto’p encircles narratives connected to the Treaty Seven signing of 1877. These narratives are extracted from both historical sources as well as the artist’s direct experiences. The pages of the publication are comprised of personal and archival images of the artist’s family, paired with found text to inscribe the stories of the peoples most affected by the colonial imperative of the Canadian government.

This publication has been created in conjunction with #callresponse, an exhibition being presented jointly by TRUCK Contemporary Art and Stride Gallery. #callresponse is an effort to support the work of indigenous women and catalyze dialogue on the topic of reconciliation with indigenous peoples across Turtle Island. A touring exhibition, #callresponse opened at grunt gallery in 2016, and the project continues to evolve and engage each location to which it travels with specific programming. Marking the final iteration of the project, #callresponse supports the partner galleries’ ongoing work with youth from the Tsuut'ina Nation as well as Siksika Nation artist Alyssa Duck Chief to create work in dialogue with the exhibition. Dubbed #calgaryresponse, this programming engages in intergenerational forms of mentorship to empower the voices of youth and emerging artists.


Alyssa Duck Chief, traditionally known as ‘Siikapiinaki’, which translates into “Black Eyed Woman”, is from Siksika Nation First Nation, which is a part of the Blackfoot Confederacy in Southern Alberta, as well as Treaty seven. They are currently enrolled in the Bachelors of fine Arts drawing program at the Alberta University of the Arts and will be graduating in the spring. 

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Feb
9
1:00 PM13:00

Artist Talk | Glenna Cardinal

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In conjunction with her exhibition in the Esker Foundation Project Space, mourning home, Glenna Cardinal will discuss her work as an exploration of her deep connection to the loss of her childhood home on the Tsuut’ina Nation to the Southwest Calgary Ring Road. Through her practice, she works to shed her “colonial identity” as an Indigenous woman, while responding to her forced displacement from HOME; a place that was once safe, but is now a land wiped clean of her maternal existence, and returned to the same people that put First Nations on reserves.

Presented in partnership with the Esker Foundation.

Registration recommended:
www.eskerfoundation-cardinaltalk.eventbrite.ca

Saturday, February 9th 2019 from 1pm - 2pm
Esker Project Space (444, 1011 – 9th Avenue S.E. Calgary)
Reception to follow at 2pm.


Glenna Cardinal continues to explore her bone-deep connection to the reserve land that she grew up on, the land that was her Tsuut’ina Nation grandmothers’ and is now the Southwest Calgary Ring Road. Her work is a response to her displacement and forced colonial identity while seeking comfort in a new place. Cardinal is a Saddle Lake Cree Nation member who continues to reside on her maternal reserve, Tsuut’ina Nation.

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Jan
23
5:00 PM17:00

CALGARY BOOK LAUNCH | RITA MCKEOUGH: WORKS

  • ACAD Main Mall (upper 3rd floor) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Please join us to celebrate the Calgary book-launch of Rita McKeough: Works, edited by Diana Sherlock.

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.

Both Rita McKeough and Diana Sherlock will speak at this event, alongside book readings from a few affiliated art-writers in the Calgary arts community. The Rita McKeough: Works publication will be available to purchase at this event, and refreshments will be available throughout the evening. This event is free and all are welcome to attend.

WHEN: Wednesday, January 23 at 5pm – 7pm. Speakers begin promptly at 5pm, with book-signing and purchasing available at the close of the event.

WHERE: ACAD Main Mall (Upper 3rd Floor)
1407 - 14th Avenue N.W.
Calgary, AB

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

AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE:

Publication Only
Cost: $40 CDN

Publication and 12" Vinyl Boxset
Cost: $75.00 CDN

Includes publication and 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)

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

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.

This project has been generously funded by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Calgary Arts Development and the City of Calgary, EMMEDIA, M:ST and TRUCK; institutional sponsor, the Alberta College of Art + Design; and community contributors, Owens Art Gallery, Sackville University and NSCAD University.

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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.

💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦

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

💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦💦

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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Dec
22
11:00 AM11:00

7DTM HoliGAY Market

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The Treaty 7 Dyke and Trans March is having their first ever Holiday market, come support local LGBTQIA2S+ Creators and get some last minute Gifts, hope to see you there.

The Treaty 7 Dyke and Trans March is a group dedicated to community building for queer and LGBTQAI2S+ people, central to Calgary. With the over-arching goals of on-going accountability, affirmation, and accessibility, we strive to provide platforms for internally marginalized members of the community. In addition to the annual march we host events, engage in community outreach, and provide resources and education throughout the year.

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Dec
21
to Dec 22

Because The Night Solstice/Holiday Karaoke

Image of Patti Smith (cropped) by Robert Mapplethorpe

Image of Patti Smith (cropped) by Robert Mapplethorpe

TRUCK Gallery
BECAUSE THE NIGHT

Solstice/Holiday Karaoke Fundraiser
Friday, December 21st, 2018
9pm – 2am
TRUCK Main Space
2009 10th Avenue SW Calgary

Because the night belongs to lovers.
Because the night belongs to us.

This year, the winter solstice is on December 21 and we want to spend the night singing our hearts out with our favourite people. We will have snacks, maybe some puppies, special holiday-themed drinks, mood lighting, friends basically everything you need to set yourself up for a special holiday bash. As always, karaoke is free but $2 will bump you up in the cue. For this evening only, any song by Patti Smith will put you at the front of the line.

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Nov
22
6:00 PM18:00

Halifax Book Launch | Rita McKeough: Works

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Join us to celebrate the Halifax launch of Rita McKeough: Works, edited by Diana Sherlock. 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.

Both Rita McKeough and Diana Sherlock will be present. There will be a conversation between Rita and Diana, with a night of performance works by NSCAD faculty, students and alumni to follow. The Rita McKeough: Works publication will be available to purchase, and refreshments will be available throughout the evening. All are welcome to attend.

Thursday, November 22 at 6:00PM

Art Bar +Projects, 1873 Granville St.

Halifax, Nova Scotia

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.

This project has been generously funded by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Calgary Arts Development and the City of Calgary, EMMEDIA, M:ST and TRUCK; institutional sponsor, the Alberta College of Art + Design; and community contributors, Owens Art Gallery, Sackville University and NSCAD University

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

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Nov
19
5:30 PM17:30

Sackville Book Launch | Rita McKeough: Works

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Join us to celebrate the Sackville launch of Rita McKeough: Works, edited by Diana Sherlock. 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.

Both Rita McKeough and Diana Sherlock will be present. There will be a conversation between Rita and Diana, with a Q&A to follow. The Rita McKeough: Works publication will be available to purchase, and refreshments will be available throughout the evening. All are welcome to attend.

Monday, November 19 at 5:30PM

Thunder and Lightning Ltd. 

23 Bridge St, Sackville, New Brunswick E4L 3N6

Venue Access for Thunder and Lightning Ltd.
Main entrance is up two and a half steps from flat patio. These steps do not have a handrail. Main bar has two single-occupancy gender neutral bathrooms, not wheelchair accessible. For more information please contact (506)364-2574 or owens@mta.ca.

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.

This project has been generously funded by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Calgary Arts Development and the City of Calgary, EMMEDIA, M:ST and TRUCK; institutional sponsor, the Alberta College of Art + Design; and community contributors, Owens Art Gallery, Sackville University and NSCAD University

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

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Nov
9
7:30 PM19:30

hamara badan | Farheen HaQ | November 9, 2018

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hamara badan is a floorwork that is publicly installed as a performative gesture.  I wrap 140 pounds of red lentils (the weight of my mother) in a white shroud.  I ask witnesses to assist me in carrying my mother into the gallery space and to help me lay her down.  The body is unwrapped and I attempt to wash away the narrow definitions of productivity and power that prevented me from seeing my mother when I was younger.  I grieve the pain and losses incurred by internalized patriarchy in my lineage.  I honour my mother’s body and the ways of knowing she holds.  

hamara badan is part of the Main Space exhibition You hold me, as I fumble to emulate your care, which includes new work by Farheen HaQ, Kablusiak, and Nicole Kelly Westman, and speaks to the complexities of care, intimacy, vulnerability, and relationality through the lens of mothering. Curated by Ginger Carlson.


Farheen HaQ is a South Asian Muslim Canadian artist who has been living on unceded Lekwungen territory (Victoria, BC) for 20 years.  She was born and raised in Haudenosanee territory (Niagara region, Ontario) amongst a tight-knit Muslim community.  Her multidisciplinary practice which often employs video, installation and performance is informed by interiority, relationality, embodiment, ritual and spiritual practice. She has exhibited her work in galleries and festivals across Canada and internationally including New York, Paris, Buenos Aires, Lahore and Hungary. Farheen’s current work focuses on understanding her family history on Canadian territories, caregiving and the body as a continuum of culture and time.

Image credits: Diane + Mike Photography

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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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Oct
7
12:00 PM12:00

Emotion-based Observation Painting | Life of a Craphead

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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.

This project has been generously funded by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Calgary Arts Development and the City of Calgary, EMMEDIA, M:ST and TRUCK; institutional sponsor, the Alberta College of Art + Design; and community contribuors, Owens Art Gallery, Sackville University and NSCAD University

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

Image credit: Diane+Mike Photography

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
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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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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  • Google Calendar ICS
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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.
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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

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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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