In summer 2009, TRUCK will present a new residency program: Temporary Resident: Artists for Innovative Contemporary Culture (TR:AFICC) that will be run out of CAMPER, TRUCK’s Contemporary Art Mobile Public Exhibition Rig. During the summer months these residencies will provide a space for artistic exploration and public engagement by four contemporary artists.
During the month of July 2009, TR:AFFIC resident Jessica Thompson's SOUNDBIKE is available for sign out now through the end of July at Good Life. The bike laughs the faster you go! Also check out her Bike Hack + Soundride workshop on July 30th, 2009, 7 PM at Good Life. Create soundmaker devices for your bike and take them out en masse for a group bicycle exclaimation! Take your noise makers to the Critical Mass ride the next day, meeting 5:30 PM on July 31st in the Eau Claire plaza.
Marc Dulude's video The Invisible Bike is showing at Good Life along with a polaroid installation courtesy of Calgary's Tender Mountain Clan.
Speaking of the TMC, they will be leading guided bike tours of their favorite street art spots in Calgary's core. The tours leave from Good Life on Saturday July 11th, and Saturday July 18th at 1:30 PM each day. Find a map of more street art routes available at Good Life for a self-guided adventure anytime.
Between July 28st and 31st, visit Lethbridge artist Kelly Jaclynn Andres at Eau Claire and around town with her Urban Habitat Lab. Sign up for her urban sustainability workshops conducted out of the lab by calling the M:ST Office, (403) 837-6678.
TR:AFICC is co-presented with M:ST 4.5
Jessica Thompson is a new media artist whose projects explore social interactions within public space through sound, performance and mobile technologies. Her projects have been shown in exhibitions and festivals such as New Territories, (ARCO 2005, Madrid) MACO, (Mexico City) dp003, (Dundee, Scotland) ISEA 2006, (San Jose, CA) the 2006 Conflux Festival, (New York), Kunsthallen Brænderigården, (Denmark) InterAccess Artist Run Centre, (Toronto) and Video Pool (Winnipeg). Her work is represented by p|m Gallery in Toronto, Canada.
A native of Saguenay, Quebec, Marc Dulude currently lives and works in Montreal. He holds both Bachelors and Master’s degrees from the University of Quebec in Chicoutimi. Since 1999 he has worked as a visual artist, showing in nearly a dozen individual exhibitions and participating in numerous exhibitions and artistic events. His multidisciplinary practice involves installations, sculpture, in situ works, video and photographs.
The Tender Mountain Clan has come together to produce and disseminate gestures of love in Canadian streets and alleyways since 2005. This collaborative group is loose and flexible, and aims to decorate and adorn all that is neglected and forgotten. Through a process of reclaiming space via art installations on telephone poles, the TMC forms personal relationships with the environments they inhabit. They have vowed to push forward with their mission and embrace the beautiful unknown with spontaneity and tender thoughtfulness.
Kelly Jaclynn Andres is an interdisciplinary artist who applies the apparatus of technology, portability, and location, from bicycles to communication devices, to create situations that combine the absurd with sensory-based experiences. By incorporating banal objects along with electronic media– often as interactions between species such as yeast, bacteria, poultry, plant, and human, Andres deploys simple systems, objects and performances that allow participants to explore and interact with the immediate environment.