Upcoming & ongoing

Mother's Preserves

Fundraiser
September 7 - 29, 2019
Part of the Fare Trade fundraiser curated by Signy Holm. Mother’s Preserves is a series of learning experiences that take 3 forms: a plant walk, a canning workshop, and a sharing circle.

2 cents cart

Fundraiser
September 2 - 28, 2019
Part of the Fare Trade fundraiser curated by Signy Holm. 2 cents cart is a mobile installation and performative artwork modeled after Asian street food and tea carts.

Fare Trade: A Fundraiser for Mountain Standard Time

Fundraiser
September 2 - 29, 2019
Fare Trade approaches contemporary performance art through the act of preparing and sharing food. Curated by Signy Holm. Featuring work by Taylor Harder and Teresa Tam.

Not funny, too expensive

Special Project
Launches Thursday, August 29, 2019 ⁠between 8:30pm - 10:00pm
This radio podcast script speculates on the conversations that overlap between a group of friends, LEE, BUB, ANG, and JET.

Moments After

Special Project
Launched July 7 - 17, 2019
Presented in this interactive publication, the M:ST 9 biennial was captured through the documentation of liminal fragments.

More recent programming

Relation Making in the Context of Racism and Settler-Colonialism

Workshop
Saturday, August 3 - Saturday, August 10, 2019
A free multi-day workshop for artists of all disciplines who identify as Indigenous, Black, or as a Person of Colour.

Homo-Sighting: Consent & Refusal of Queer Performance in Ryan Danny Owen's LOVE ME LIKE THERE'S NO TOMORROW

Special Project
Intimate musings on the complexity of performing queer bodies in a comparison of Ryan Danny Owen's performance in M:ST 9, Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow, and William E. Jones' TEAROOM.

M:ST 9 Performative Art Biennial

Biennial
September 7 - October 7, 2018
In an attempt to claim and share our own histories, the M:ST 9 roster of artists question the physical and metaphysical boundaries between body and territory.

Emotion-based Observation Painting

Performance
Sunday, October 7, 2018 — 12:00pm - 5:00pm
In the tradition of Impressionist paintings of white Europeans performing leisure activities, the performance imagines this for our ancestors who are no longer alive, as well as those that are.

A rolling [insert land artist surname] gathers no moss

Performance
Sunday, October 7, 2018 — 11:00 AM – 1:08 PM
This durational performance places common physical materials used in earthworks in relation to the artists' own physical body.

Whose Body is This?*

Performance
Saturday, October 7, 2018 — 10:00pm
Quotidian violence can be classified by its invisibility. The quotidian is such because it is perceived so often that one stops perceiving it.

Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow

Performance
Saturday, October 6 — 8:00pm
Love Me Like There’s No Tomorrow is a durational lip-syncing performance to the solo record, Mr. Bad Guy by Farrokh Bulsara.

how to make an image

Performance
Saturday, October 6, 2018 — 8:00pm
How to make an image is a duet between Eshan Rafi and a six-and-a-half-minute segment of archival video footage dealing with issues of representation.

Something is coming

Performance
Friday, October 5 — 9:30pm
Something is coming is a site specific sound performance which listens into the electrical grid.

Not Peaceable and Quiet

Performance
Friday, October 5, 2018, — 8:30pm
This research-based performance examines normalized associations be­tween criminality and sound.

Herd

Performance
Friday, October 5, 2018 — 7:00pm
Jeneen Frei Njootli’s performance turns an ear to caribou antlers sounding the transmis­sion of embedded and layered ancestral knowledge.

Relaxing into Relation

Performance
Friday, October 5, 2018 — 12:00pm - 2:30pm | Sunday, October 7, 2018 — 4:00pm - 6:30pm
An individual and collective performative experiment: physiological relaxation as a basis for a conversation.

Something, Somewhere

Performance
Thursday, October 4, 2018 — 9:00pm
In 2013, a long-buried and relatively obscure village was uncovered in a remote region of the Mediterranean. Researchers slowly unearthed increasingly bizarre artifacts and architecture.

Release Stress & Feel Amazing in 30 Minutes

Performance
Thursday, October 4, 2018 — 7:30pm
Performance by Jamie McDonald + Signy Holm as part of the Rita McKeough: Works - Publication Launch Event

Let them believe in themselves

Performance
Thursday, October 4, 2018 — 7:20pm
Performance by NIK as part of the Rita McKeough: Works - Publication Launch Event

and when it floods in

Performance
Thursday, October 4, 2018 — 7:10pm
Performance by Toni Cormier as part of the Rita McKeough: Works - Publication Launch Event

Rita McKeough: Works Soft Launch

Event
Wednesday, October 4, 2018 — Doors at 6:00pm
Join us to celebrate the launch of our new publication celebrating the career of prolific Calgary artist Rita McKeough.

Disclosure Cookbook

Performance
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 — 5:00pm – 8:30pm | Thursday, October 4, 2018 — 5:00pm – 8:30pm
Disclosure Cookbook is a conversation­al culinary experience bringing HIV positive people together over a lavish meal to discuss disclosing HIV status

possible performance

Performance
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 — 7:00pm | Friday, October 5, 2018 — 3:00pm | Saturday, October 6, 2018 — 3:00pm
A collectively authoured participatory performance and workshop. The public is invited to perform a score that takes place in a set.

Performative Art Symposium: Tempaurality

Event
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 — 1:30 pm - 6:00pm
A series of two panels - "Listening Awry" and "wnoondwaamin | we hear them" - by M:ST 9 artists and wnoondwaamin | we hear them exhibition artists.

ARENA: DUAL NATURE

Performance
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 — 9:00pm
Magnus Tiesenhausen and Kylie Ward will take reprieve from the waking life in a disused riding arena just outside of Calgary city limits.

Ideational Apraxia

Performance
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 — 8:00pm
Ideational Apraxia borrows everyday household implements and the contents of a femme purse, dis­covering and diverting the domestic system implied by these objects.

Life of a Craphead Artist Talk

Event
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 — 7:00pm

Writing for building

Performance
Multiple Times
Writing for building invites the public to write and share a text addressed to a building of social or historical significance.
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We’ve

Performance
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 — 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Weaving the Métis sash around a solid object in a public space is, likewise, a statement of presence. I am here. I live here. My stories are deeply entwined with this place.

What’s For Dinner?

Performance
Monday, October 24, 2016 — 6:00pm - 7:00pm.
Rooted in space and time, the performance comments on our unique relation to food and other members of the global community.

The Star In Question

Performance
Sunday, October 23, 2016 — 8:00pm.
The Star in Question is a performance that translates a high school trigonometry exercise into an absurdist inquiry of perception, belonging, and celestial harmony.

Off Symmetric (The Ghost Double)

Performance
Sunday, October 23, 2016 — 7:00pm.
By exercising a symmetric aesthetic, Bujold’s performance for M:ST 8 will seek to explore themes of tension and the uncanny through the manipulation of an installation space.

Future Monuments

Performance
Sunday, October 23, 2016 — 2:00pm
Drawing on themes surrounding collective memory and post-colonialism, Nathalie Mba Bikoro seeks to engage with communities by initiating public discussion surrounding their local environments.

ISHI: The Archive Performance

Performance
Saturday, October 22, 2016 — 7:00pm.
Ishi’s story remains as a grim reminder of Western fascination with Indigenous cultures and its detrimental disregard of humans, forgetting that we are all sentient beings.

La Jamésie

Performance
Friday, October 21, 2016 — 10:00 PM
For La Jamésie, the artists will be re-creating an interdisciplinary experience combining installation, live music, poetry, video projections and performance to create a immersive experience.

queer slow dance with radical thought

Performance
Friday, October 21, 2016 — 6:30pm – 8:30pm | Sunday, October 23, 2016 — 9:00pm – 11:00pm.
In queer slow dance with radical thought, Choi and Hermant themselves serve as library items for loan, recounting the histories orally into participants’ ears while slow dancing.

Feeding the Masses

Performance
Various times
For his interactive performance, Feeding the Masses, artist Tom Brown will set up his miniature kitchen as a freestanding anti-environment in a public space to cook food for willing passersby.

Without Eyes

Performance
Friday, October 21, 2016 — 2:00pm – 4:00pm | Saturday, October 22, 2016 — 2:00pm – 4:00pm.
Without Eyes is an audio-sensory performance that employs verbal storytelling as a means to convey the potential possibilities (and limitations) of the written word.

The Friday night book club for collected sights and sounds

Performance
Friday, October 21, 2016 — Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Existing in the interstices of M:ST8, sophia bartholomew will hold a series of “book club” meetings in response to the festival’s other programming.

Institute of Durational Futures

Performance
Friday, October 21, 2016 – Wednesday, October 26, 2016 — 11:00 – 5:00pm Daily.
Desearch Repartment’s focus is building tools for survival and prosperity to empower world citizens with skills for successful living at the zenith of neoliberal capitalism.

Centre for Global Inquiry: Syria

Performance
Friday, October 21, 2016 – Wednesday, October 26, 2016 — 11:00am – 5:00pm Daily.
Over the course of the festival the space will collect traces of the artist’s efforts, paper compounding paper in a monument to the shortcomings of media.

echo + seashell Meet Albert

Performance
Saturday, October 1, 2016 — 10:00pm | Friday, October 21, 2016 — 9:00pm
This project will consist of three parts: a video work of their journey to Calgary, a performance with new songs, and a small publication recording the new songs produced in response to the event.

Job + Been there, done DADAt

Performance
Multiple Dates
Recognizing the hierarchies that exist within the local landscape, the artist comments on the instruments that are integral to the nervous system of Calgary.

Clouds of Glory

Performance
Multiple Dates
Alexander Steinitz will gather recordings from around the city and publish them into tapes to be found by community members. The resulting process will be presented online via Soundcloud.

Speedplay: Performance On Demand

Performance
April 23 - 30, 2016
Emily Promise Allison invites donors to contribute their imaginations.

The A/V Performance Club presents: In the Mean Time

Performance
Saturday, December 14, 2015 — 6:00pm
A showcase of performance art exploring the body as site by students at Alberta College of Art + Design brought to you by M:ST and The A/V Performance Club.

Finders Keepers

Performance
Saturday, May 30, 2015 - Saturday June 13, 2015
I am in the middle of an oval lying inside a clear inflated pod at dusk. The pod is both a shelter, a mode of transport and a mechanism of camouflage.

Untitled (Unknowing on Super 8)

Performance
Saturday, May 23, 2015 - Monday, June 15, 2015
David Frankovich performs in spaces they have never visited before, in a city they have never been to before, not knowing what traces will be left from previous performances.

Reading and Running

Performance
Saturday, May 23, 2015 — 8:00pm - Tuesday, June 30, 2015 — 11:00pm
Johanna reads Orlando by Virginia Woolf, one chapter a day for 6 days, Chris runs for the time it takes to read the chapter, listening to the podcast, beginning and ending at the location.

Untitled (Orchid Delivery)

Performance
Saturday, May 23, 2015 — 8:00pm - Monday, June 15, 2015 —11:00pm
St-Laurent delivers fresh cut orchids to donors' chosen sites around the National Capital Region.

ECHO

Performance
Saturday, May 23, 2015 — 8:00pm - Monday, June 15, 2015 — 11:00pm
ECHO is a performance for one (and only one) person. The single participant will be guided in a real-time exploration of Echo Park in downtown Los Angeles, via a live cell phone call with the artist.

Death and Taxes

Performance
Saturday, May 23, 2015 - Saturday, June 13, 2015
A labour-intensive work addressing the nature of daily life (and death), this piece will be accessible only to those who support the project.

M:ST 9 Performative Art Biennial

Biennial
September 7 - October 7, 2018
In an attempt to claim and share our own histories, the M:ST 9 roster of artists question the physical and metaphysical boundaries between body and territory.

M:ST 8 Performative Art Biennial

Biennial
October 1 - October 26, 2016
Over the coming weeks, the generous labour of these coalescing energies will generate many points of intersection, creating spaces of exchange and contestation.

M:ST 7 Performative Art Biennial

Biennial
September 26 – October 11, 2014
Now in its seventh edition, M:ST celebrates innovative and critically engaged performative art in the southern Alberta region.

M:ST 6 Performative Art Biennial

Biennial
October 15 - 27, 2012
For M:ST 6, the invited local, national and international performative artists take the definition of performative art in wildly different directions.

M:ST 5 Performative Art Biennial

Biennial
October 8 - 22, 2010
Building on an incredible history of collaboration, innovation, and community support, the M:ST 5 Festival will bring two weeks of cutting-edge performative art to Calgary.

M:ST 4 Performative Art Biennial

Biennial
October 3 - 17, 2008
We invite you to join us for the fourth installment of the M:ST Performative Art Festival. Building on an incredible history of collaboration, innovation, and community support, the M:ST 4.

M:ST 3 Performative Art Biennial

Biennial
October 7 - October 31, 2005
The 2005 Mountain Standard Time 3 festival will present the works of 31 local, national and international artists in 18 programmed events in the communities of Banff. Calgary, and Lethbridge.

M:ST 2 Performative Art Biennial

Biennial
April 2 - 17, 2003
The primary objective of M:ST 2 is to program original, diverse, enter­taining, and thought-provoking performative works.

M:ST Performative Art Biennial

Biennial
April 6 - 28, 2001
If you’ve never experienced performative art first-hand, you’re in for a full month’s worth of exceptional opportunities.

Rita McKeough: Works Soft Launch

Event
Wednesday, October 4, 2018 — Doors at 6:00pm
Join us to celebrate the launch of our new publication celebrating the career of prolific Calgary artist Rita McKeough.

Performative Art Symposium: Tempaurality

Event
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 — 1:30 pm - 6:00pm
A series of two panels - "Listening Awry" and "wnoondwaamin | we hear them" - by M:ST 9 artists and wnoondwaamin | we hear them exhibition artists.

Life of a Craphead Artist Talk

Event
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 — 7:00pm

"If I hear another filmmaker say ‘I’m just trying to tell a good story’ I will shave my head”: A talk about DIY filmmaking

Event
Friday, September 28, 2018 —10:00am – 11:30am
Life of a Craphead will talk about their relationship to movies. This includes watching a lot of them, through their specific lenses of race, gender, and class.

The 7th Sense Book Launch

Event
Saturday, October 14, 2017 — 3:00pm - 5:00pm.
Book launch and signing accompanied by a live reading from the authors for the publication 7th Sense.

New Fears

Event
Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014 — 9:00pm
Join us for a karaoke party Featuring HOLY JACKAL and Ryan Scott. Admission by donation.

SPANE: Threshold

Event
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 — 9:00pm - 11:00pm
The fourth iteration of the Screening of Performance Art in the Natural Environment (SPANE) features a diverse mix of performance-based videos.

Art’s Birthday 2014

Event
Friday, January 17, 2014 — 7:00pm - 10:00pm
M:ST, together with EMMEDIA, LIDS, FUSE Magazine and Frosst Books celebrates the 1,000,051 birthday of Art!

Moustache: Performing Masculinity

Event
Thursday, October 25, 2012 — 2:00pm - 4:00pm
This panel is dedicated to the memory of Jasmine Valentina.

Performing Cultural Transformation

Event
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 — 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Panel discussion moderated by David Plouffe.

Panel — Performative Art & Documentation

Event
Thursday, October 14, 2010 — 7:00pm
A moderated this panel with performative artists that have a long-standing trajectory in the field and are seen by their peers and the community as leaders and innovators.

This is How we do it: Performing Craftiness

Event
Sunday, October 10, 2010 — 1:30pm
A moderated panel, bringing together Craft Off artists to discuss the intersections of contemporary craft and performance art practices in light of their projects for the M:ST Festival.

True Love is Riding Bikes

Event
Saturday, July 18, 2009 — 1:30pm
In the months of June and July 2009, the Tender Mountain Clan will be actively installing, recording, and mapping street art in the city of Calgary.

Event Architecture: Administration as Artistic Practice

Event
Thursday, October 16, 2008 — 12:00pm - 1:00pm
This panel brings together several of the artists part of the M:ST 4 Event Architecture Series to discuss the ways that they have used administrative strategies to develop their practices.

New Practices: Performance on the Edge

Event
Friday, January 5, 2007 — 1:30pm - 3:30pm
This panel examined elements of performance and performativity in relation to risk-taking and innovation, novel technologies, and more.

Technologies and Bodies: Performative Spaces

Event
Saturday, October 22, 2005 — 1:00pm

Witnessing: Locating Audience, Art, and Performance

Event
Wednesday, October 12, 2005 — 12:00pm

Costume Based Performance Art and the Politics of Representation

Event
Saturday, October 8, 2005 — 2:00pm

Grand Action

Event
October 23 - 24, 2004
Grand Action is a three-day seminar event that included studio visits, a public Grand Action Panel Discussion, and Community Party and Networking Session.

Endangered Species: Performativity and the Displacement of Norms

Event
Saturday, April 12, 2003 — 3:30pm
This panel discussion explores the idea that performativity can be seen as a process, how the body is gendered through the repetitive enactment of societal markers, and more.

Socially (Sub)Conscious: Effects of the Performance Artist in Public Places

Event
Wednesday, April 9, 2003 — 7:00pm
This panel will focus on the meanings created by the dynamics between artist and audience, strategies artists use to manage conflict, and more.

Technological Advances for New Media Artists

Event
Friday, April 6, 2001 — 12:00pm

The School of Panamerican Unrest

Event
This project invited local artists and public audiences to engage in various forms of dialogue about social, political, and cultural issues affecting the various regions of the Americas.

Relation Making in the Context of Racism and Settler-Colonialism

Workshop
Saturday, August 3 - Saturday, August 10, 2019
A free multi-day workshop for artists of all disciplines who identify as Indigenous, Black, or as a Person of Colour.

SEARCH ENGINES: One does not know exactly what one does not know

Workshop
September 28 - 30, 2018
We invite art makers and researchers of all disciplines to engage in a performance workshop process.

Night School: A public collaborative workshop initiative

Workshop
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 — 8:00pm.
Night School is an emerging initiative from M:ST to facilitate the origination of new performative art making methodologies.

Performance Art Presenters Retreat

Workshop
Tuesday October 25, 2016 | Wednesday October 26, 2016 — 10:00am – 12:30pm Daily.
This ground-breaking retreat assembles representatives of organizations, each dedicated to the promotion and exhibition of performance art across Canada.

Infiltrating and Relational Practice in Public Space Workshop

Workshop
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 – Friday, October 21, 2016 — 10:00am – 6:00pm Daily.
This workshop will introduce participants to what is involved in the creation of a live action piece as related to infiltrating or intervention practices that take place in public spaces.

Workshop: Performative Strategies in Contemporary Art

Workshop
Monday, October 6, 2014 - Thursday, October 9, 2014 — 11:00am - 5:00pm
This workshop aims to re-think the basic elements of Performance Art and experiment with performativity in a wider sense and applied to different art practices.

Remote Collaboration: exchange and co-authorship across distance and discipline

Workshop
Sunday, October 5, 2014 — 11:00am - 5:00pm
This workshop is designed for artists interested in working across distances and borders both literal and conceptual and artists collaborating across discipline or cultural affiliation.

M:ST Performance Master Class – Wanted Dead or Alive: Performance Art

Workshop
Saturday, May 31, 2014
This class will be a daylong event filled with theory, discussion and action. It is an opportunity to reflect on your practice, what’s happening today and create space for impromptu actions.

Wayward Objects Performance Workshop by Rita McKeough

Workshop
Monday, February 17, 2014 - Friday, February 21, 2014
This workshop offers theoretical and practical explorations of performance art with a focus on our interactions with everyday objects by integrating sound, images, and performative processes.

Art Action Workshop

Workshop
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - Thursday, September 26, 2013
M:ST is pleased to offer a 3-day intensive performance workshop with Richard Martel (Quebec City), open to performers and artists of all backgrounds.

Performance Master Class Workshop

Workshop
Saturday, October 20, 2012 — 10:00am - 5:00pm
M:ST 6's Performance art workshop, hosted by Pauline Cummins.

MUTOPIA

Workshop
Monday, October 15, 2012 - Saturday, October 20, 2012 — 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Aligned with the IMAA national conference at The Banff Centre, John Grzinich will facilitate MUTOPIA, a workshop that explores collaboration, collective creativity and open forms of authorship.

Contemporary Indigenous Performance Art — Where it’s Been, Where it’s At & Where it’s Going…

Workshop
Monday, October 15, 2012 - Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Making Way presents complementary workshops by Adrian Stimson and Rebecca Belmore that engages participants in critical discourse on contemporary Indigenous performance art theory and praxis.

Bike Hack + Soundride Workshop

Workshop
Thursday, July 30, 2009 — 7:00pm
A collaborative workshop and mobile sound performance that enables participants to contribute to the acoustic ecology of the city through simple sonic experimentation.

Student Workshop and Performances

Workshop
Thursday, October 9, 2008 — 9:00pm - 11:00pm
This workshop will provide students from the Alberta University of the Arts the opportunity to work with renowned multidisciplinary artist Cheryl L’Hirondelle.

Virtual Bodies

Workshop
Monday, October 17, 2005 - Friday, October 28, 2005
The Virtual Bodies workshop is aimed at exploring different strategies for situating the body in performance within technologised spaces.

PAS #24: themomentwhenanappleistooheavyandhastofalldowntotheground

Workshop
M:ST presents PAS — Performance Art Studies (Germany), a professional studio that is offering intensive studies to young artists, art students and other interested people in Performance Art

TouVA Collective Workshop

Workshop
M:ST Presents a workshop by TouVA collective through a gradual yet intensive learning process to introduce participants to what is involved in the creation of a live action.

Urban Habitat Laboratory: Sustainability Workshops

Workshop
Kelly Jaclynn Andres presents the workshops: Sucker for a Syphon, Closet Gardener, Guilt-Free Geek, and Very Seedy Neighborhood.

Entertaining Every Second

Exhibition
Friday, September 7, 2018 — 7:00pm
Entertaining Every Second is a new body of performance and sculptural work by Life of a Craphead that engages with experiences and representations western imperialism in Asia.

WILD: Fabricating a Frontier

Exhibition
Festival: July 7 – 15, 2017 | Exhibition: July 7 – August 26, 2017 | Reception: Friday, July 7, 5:00 PM at the Globe Cinema (18+)
Exploring the affectations of settler colonial romanticism and its persistence in performances of the “Wild West”, this project troubles settler hegemonies and offers alternative practices of wildness

A Woman Walking (The City Limits)

Exhibition
Sunday, October 23, 2016 | Tuesday, October 25, 2016 — 12:00pm – 6:00pm Daily
For M:ST 8, Bartol has created a walking project to trace the limits of the City of Calgary on foot, covering a distance of over 174 km.

Performagraphic

Exhibition
Saturday, October 22, 2016 — Saturday, November 26, 2016.
With humor and irony Luna's works transform the gallery space into a battlefield where the audience is confronted with the nature of cultural identity and the tensions generated by cultural isolation.

Performers + Performing Grounds

Exhibition
Friday, October 21, 2016 – Wednesday, October 26, 2016 — 11:00am – 5:00pm Daily.
Patrick Morarescu will present a two-channel photo installation. The juxtaposition of these works will create random and accidental pairings, enabling viewers to conjure their own associations.

Opera for a Small Room

Exhibition
Saturday, October 1, 2016 — Sunday, November 20, 2016
This meticulously orchestrated audio-visual installation offers an uncanny world rife with narrative and opportunities to explore.

THE IMPOSSIBLE BLUE ROSE

Exhibition
Saturday, October 1, 2016 — Sunday, November 20, 2016.
Lipton brings together the nine chapters of her film and performance opus THE IMPOSSIBLE BLUE ROSE. The project is the culmination of video, theatre, dance, poetry, sculpture, and more.

Wake Up!

Exhibition
Saturday, October 8, 2016 — Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Jessie Short's 2015 film, Wake Up! , is an exploration of her identity as a Métis woman. The work addresses the absence of Métis people from larger conversations about Indigenous visual culture.

The Illingworth Kerr Gallery presents: Performing the Landscape

Exhibition
Thursday, September 22, 2016 — Saturday, November 12, 2016
Performing the Landscape proposes to look at new ideas of landscape through the lens of contemporary art, in particular, the moving image.

The Videos of Kenneth Doren

Exhibition
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 — 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Presented post-humously in honour of Kenny Doren, through the support of The National Music Centre.

Vardøgr

Exhibition
Thursday, October 2, 2014 - Saturday, October 10, 2014
In a network-centric techno-society shaped by privatized surveillance and ubiquitous computing, how do we, as individual human beings, define ourselves?

The Lion’s Share

Exhibition
Friday, September 26, 2014 - Saturday, October 11, 2014
This exhibition highlights the contradictions and anxieties around choosing what is acceptable as food and what is not; McKeough’s humour makes it possible to get close to these difficult concepts.

The Missing Body: performance in the absence of the artist

Exhibition
Friday, June 27, 2014 - Sunday, September 7, 2014
An exhibition centred on the body and identity in ways that can be conceptualized as performance art, even though the artist’s body is not visibly present in the work.

WORK FROM NOWHERE WORK FOR NO ONE

Exhibition
Friday, October 26, 2012 - Friday, November 23, 2012
A gigantically negative act that rejects crafting traditions, or a positive gesture that inaugurates and invites people into a new craft guild of fuck-ups, mischief makers, and badasses.‍

Where Where There There

Exhibition
Friday, October 26, 2012 - Friday, November 23, 2012
A video installation based on Gertrude Stein’s play Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights, incorporating traces of the original text interwoven with other found “texts”.

Between One and Another

Exhibition
Monday, October 15, 2012 - Monday, November 5, 2012
This exhibition gathers key works selected from over 30 years of art production, including significant statements on evolving issues on body politics through that time period.

The Shoe Collection of Hortense Muriel Walker and The Other

Exhibition
Friday, October 12, 2012 - Saturday, November 10, 2012
Burns explores what makes up identity, how identity changes and evolves, and how her own identity influences that of her fictional ‘other.’

Performing War Art

Exhibition
Sunday, October 17, 2010 — 2:00pm
Artwork by Dick Averns from his deployment to the Middle East with Canadian peacekeeping troops. The exhibition contains photographs, sculpture, video and text portrayals of his experiences.

Duet

Exhibition
Thursday, October 7, 2010 - Thursday, November 11, 2010
A performer echos the movements of Hassam Abdo, a young Palestinian boy stopped at an Israeli army checkpoint with a bomb attached to his body.

The Invisible Bike

Exhibition
June 2009 - August 2009
A bicycle covered with mirrors of various shapes, assuming the silhouette of a bicycle, this specular object comes to reflect the people, the architecture and the scenery passing.

The Final Frontier

Exhibition
Monday, October 13, 2008 - Friday, October 17, 2008
The Final Frontier puts a Canadian spin on Afrofuturism, a movement that mixes digital culture and history to posit alternative futures reflecting the black experience.

Art Snob Solution Phase 2: The Age of Mechanical Reproduction

Exhibition
Friday, October 10, 2008 - Saturday, November 8, 2008
An exhibition of ambiguous objects, images, videos and sounds that evoke a love for and a satirizing of both the ambitions of Modern Art History and the DIY ethos of folk and lo-fi indie music.

David Zack: Wizard!? Perturber!? Possessed! Letters and other works of a correspondence artist, 1938–1995

Exhibition
Friday, October 10, 2018 - Saturday, November 8, 2008
The New Gallery is pleased to present a major retrospective of the work of David Zack. Curated by the artist’s longtime colleague and collaborator Istvan Kantor.

Old Sun

Exhibition
Friday, October 10, 2008 - Saturday, November 8, 2008
A new exhibition of installations in which Adrian Stimson explores identity, history, and transcendence through the reconfiguration of fragments culled from the Chief Old Sun Residential School.
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Mother's Preserves

Fundraiser
September 7 - 29, 2019
Part of the Fare Trade fundraiser curated by Signy Holm. Mother’s Preserves is a series of learning experiences that take 3 forms: a plant walk, a canning workshop, and a sharing circle.

2 cents cart

Fundraiser
September 2 - 28, 2019
Part of the Fare Trade fundraiser curated by Signy Holm. 2 cents cart is a mobile installation and performative artwork modeled after Asian street food and tea carts.

Fare Trade: A Fundraiser for Mountain Standard Time

Fundraiser
September 2 - 29, 2019
Fare Trade approaches contemporary performance art through the act of preparing and sharing food. Curated by Signy Holm. Featuring work by Taylor Harder and Teresa Tam.

HOT OIL

Fundraiser
Thursday, July 27, 2017 — 7:00pm – 10:00pm | Sunday, August 20, 2017 — 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Artists, Alana Bartol and Maggie Flynn will perform in their respective cities, fields, and studios to raise funds in support of Mountain Standard Time as well as their own artistic practices.

Spring Runoff 2016

Fundraiser
Saturday, April 23, 2016 — 7:30pm - Midnight
From April 23-30th, M:ST is presenting our second annual performative art fundraiser, Spring Runoff.

Spring Runoff 2015

Fundraiser
Saturday, May 23, 2015 - Saturday, June 13, 2015
Spring Runoff is an annual local and international performance art fundraiser. Donors had the opportunity to donate to performing artists in return for exclusive performance paraphernalia.

Not funny, too expensive

Special Project
Launches Thursday, August 29, 2019 ⁠between 8:30pm - 10:00pm
This radio podcast script speculates on the conversations that overlap between a group of friends, LEE, BUB, ANG, and JET.

Moments After

Special Project
Launched July 7 - 17, 2019
Presented in this interactive publication, the M:ST 9 biennial was captured through the documentation of liminal fragments.

Homo-Sighting: Consent & Refusal of Queer Performance in Ryan Danny Owen's LOVE ME LIKE THERE'S NO TOMORROW

Special Project
Intimate musings on the complexity of performing queer bodies in a comparison of Ryan Danny Owen's performance in M:ST 9, Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow, and William E. Jones' TEAROOM.