Rita McKeough: Works – Book Launch


Rita McKeough: Works
Published by EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society, TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary, and M:ST Performative Art Festival
Edited by Diana Sherlock
A publication launch featuring performances from emerging artists

Wednesday, October 4, 2018 / Doors at 6:00pm
Royal Canadian Legion #1 – 116 7 Ave SE
FREE Admission

Join us to celebrate the launch of our forthcoming publication celebrating the career of prolific Calgary artist Rita McKeough, that will be available in November 2018. The evening presents a conversation between Diana Sherlock and Rita McKeough as well as reading by Dr. Jeanne Randolph. Randolph will be presenting a special reading of Dr. Doolittle’s Death Diary, a text included in the publication. The evening also includes performances by Jaime McDonald + Signy Holm, NIK, and Toni Cormier. Light refreshments will be available.

About the publication:

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

The box set also includes a 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 also 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.

For more information and how to pre-order, go to: http://emmedia.ca/programming/publications/rita-mckeough-works/

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