Events > Book Launch

29 Nov. 2019

Rita McKeough: Works Launch


Join us from 7-8:30PM for the launch of Rita McKeough: Works! This event will include a discussion between Rita and editor Diana Sherlock. Rita is available to sign copies following the talk as well.

Doors at 7PM
Discussion at 7:30PM

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.

This publication 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 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.

Publishers: EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society, M:ST Performative Art Festival and TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary

Texts by: 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 slipcase and limited edition boxset will be available for purchase the night of the event!

Slipcase Edition – $75.00 CAD
Includes publication and 12” vinyl

Limited Edition Boxset – $280.00 CAD
Includes publication, 12” vinyl and limited edition carrot and text multiple

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.

  1. McKeough