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Lisa Lipton: Soon All Your Memories Will Be With Me

Lisa Lipton, Soon All Your Memories Will Be With Me (SD video still), 2019, Video. Courtesy of the Artist


Lisa Lipton’s upcoming exhibition in the RBC New Works Gallery features a project that is part of the artist’s exploration into 1970s science fiction. Written in homage to Cordwainer Bird’s Canadian-produced science fiction series The Starlost from 1973, Lipton’s new project, Soon All Your Memories Will Be With Me, follows three characters as they journey through space in an attempt to save remaining descendants of human civilization aboard The Ship Ultimo. Using production methods and equipment from the era, the work also explores the theatrics of science fiction, including prophetic warnings, utopian aspirations and strange voyages, while replacing the traditional male lead that dominated the sci-fi genre with a female heroine.

This exhibition is simultaneously an immersive sound and light installation, as well as a film set where the artist’s latest sci-fi episode will unfold.

Organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta. Curated by Lindsey Sharman. The RBC New Works Gallery features new artworks by Alberta artists and continues the Art Gallery of Alberta’s tradition of supporting and promoting Alberta artists.


Lindsey V. Sharman is Curator of the Art Gallery of Alberta. She 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 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 The Writing on the Wall: Works of Dr. Joane Cardinal Schubert

Lisa Lipton portrait

Lisa Lipton is a visual artist, musician and director who received her B.F.A. from NSCAD University and M.F.A. from the University of Windsor. Her practice has spanned various directorial and curatorial roles, focusing on ideas surrounding collaboration and social interaction in film, installation, performance, theatre and music. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally and her nominations include both the short and longlist for the Canadian Sobey Art Award prize. Originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Lisa Lipton is currently based in Calgary, Alberta, where she is an Assistant Professor in Sculpture at the Alberta College of Art + Design (AUArts).


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