Rita McKeough: Works Soft Launch

Wednesday, October 4, 2018 — Doors at 6:00pm
Royal Canadian Legion #1
Multiple contributors

Rita McKeough: Works – Publication Launch Event
Published by EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society, TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary, and M:ST Performative Art Festival

Join us to celebrate the launch of our new publication celebrating the career of prolific Calgary artist Rita McKeough.

The evening presents a conversation between Diana Sherlock and Rita Mckeough, a special reading from Dr. Jeanne Randolph, as well as performances by:
> Jaime McDonald + Signy Holm
> Toni Cormier

Light refreshments will be available. Thanks to Calgary Show Services and their support for this event!

~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

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.

Publication and 12” vinyl: $75.00 CDN*

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

*shipping not included

To pre-order please visit the M:ST Merchandise Shop.

Rita McKeough: Works Soft Launch