M:ST 2 Performative Art Biennial

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April 2 - 17, 2003

The primary objective of Mountain Standard Time 2 is to program original, diverse, enter­taining, and thought-provoking performative works. The term "performative" is used to describe practices that originate from a visual arts or media arts discourse and involve the live presence of the artist. These often incorporate sound. video, film, spoken word, or live web streaming. A secondary objective is to nurture performance-related discourse in Calgary through workshops, panel discussions,and artist talks. The festival recognizes the exceptional quality of performative art in this region while also promoting Calgary as an important international art centre.

While it is spearheaded by, and operates under the umbrella of The New Gallery, MST2 is a collaborative endeavour between eight Calgary arts organizations: The New Gallery (TNGI, Calgary Society of IndependentFilmmakers ICSIFI, EMMEDIA, Art Gallery of Calgary IAGCI, the Nickle Arts Museum, Stride Gallery, TRUCK Gallery, and the Alberta College of Art &Design's Media Arts and Digital Technologies Program IMADTI.

MST2 would like to acknowledge the generous support of theAlberta Lottery Board, Big Rock Brewery, City of Calgary Recreation, Canada Council for the Arts, Department of Canadian Heritage, Combine Design and Communications, CJSW FM, DuMaurier Arts, Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts,Flourish by Design, and FFWD Weekly.

All events are free to the public unless otherwise noted;tickets for the mid-festival reception are $7 and can be purchased in advance or at the door.

M:ST 2 Performative Art Biennial


Trilobites Transformed to Wood Lice (Inside Equals Outside)

Wednesday, April 2, 2003 — 8:00pm

TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary

Uninvited Guests

April 3 - 17, 2003

Rooftop on Stephen Avenue Mall

Public Opinion

Thursday, April 3 - Sunday, April 6, 2003

Stephen Avenue Mall

JB < = > JB

Friday, April 4 - Sunday, April 6, 2003 — 2:00pm - 4:00pm

TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary

The Face of Everything

Friday, April 4, 2003 — 7:00pm

Walter Phillips Gallery

He Searches For

Tuesday, April 8, 2003 — 7:00pm

Nickle Galleries

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

Wednesday, April 9, 2003 — 7:00pm

Nickle Gallieries

Art Jock

Thursday, April 10, 2003 — 12:30pm | Thursday, April 17, 2003 — 3:00pm

Olympic Plaza

The Only Good Way to Hug Another Male in Public

Thursday, April 10, 2003 — 8:00pm | Friday, April 11, 2003 — 7:00pm

Various Locations

Japan's National Anthem

Friday, April 11 - Saturday, April 12, 2003

Art Gallery of Calgary

The Elastic Test Project

Friday, April 11, 2003 — 7:00pm

Nickle Galleries

Look Out

Saturday, April 12 - Wednesday, April 16, 2003 — 11:00am - 4:00pm

Olympic Plaza

Endangered Species: Performativity and the Displacement of Norms

Saturday, April 12, 2003 — 3:30pm

Alberta College of Art + Design

Electric Bodies i + i i

Monday, April 14 & Wednesday, April 16, 2003 — 7:30pm

Alberta College of Art + Design


Tuesday, April 15, 2003

Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers (CSIF)