Gathering itself around specific histories, environments, identities, and bodies, the 10th Biennial will witness and consider “the local” in the context of entangled and interdependent global relations.
Conceptually, this sign mirrors the functional utility of a second neon sign that operates remotely in an undisclosed satellite location — where it is used as a generic advertising prompt for a local nail salon.
Explore the interactive online tour: M:ST Performative Art and TRUCK Contemporary Art present the newest and the fourth in a series of installations by artist Jin-me Yoon that explores the intersections of militarism, colonialism, and tourism.
Accessible on the main page of the M:ST website, crossing blue is influenced by Shyra DeSouza's move from Calgary to Berlin, and the kind of re-orientation process through which their practice has had to be translated as it shifted in-between these two global positions.
Drawing from the psychotropic properties of these plants*, the Kaffeeklatsch Scheinpräparat (30 mL) can be used like a portable, imaginary mind garden where one can nourish ongoing fictions and their potential to re-articulate spaces and situations from everyday life.
M:ST acknowledges that we stand on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot and the people of the Treaty 7 region, which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina and the Stoney Nakoda First Nations. The City of Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.