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. The programming for M:ST 3 will be presented in four dynamic series reflecting the pluralistic qualities of contemporary performative practices. These series include a media -based Performative Audio Series, a Performance Series, a unique Performative Lecture Series, and a visual art-based Witnessing Series.
The primary objective of M:ST 3 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 Southern Alberta through workshops, panel discussions, and artist talks. The festival recognizes the exceptional quality of performative art in this region while also promoting Southern Alberta as an important international art centre.
M:ST 3 represents the first festival since the incorporation of the Mountain Standard Time Performative Art Festival Society in 2003. While originally spearheaded under the umbrella of The New Gallery and the collaborative efforts of seven local arts organizations, M:ST has grown from a citywide festival in 2001 and 2003, to a regional Southern Alberta festival in 2005. M:ST 3 is currently organized through the collaborative efforts of the Alberta College of Art & Design, Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers, EMMEDIA, The New Gallery, The Nickle Arts Museum, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Stride Gallery, Truck Gallery, and The Walter Phillips Gallery I The Banff Centre).
M:ST3 would like to acknowledge the generous support of the Alberta Lottery Fund, Canada Council for the Arts, COMBINE Design+ Communications, CJSW FM, ACAD Premiere Visiting Artist Fund, the Calgary Region Arts Foundation, and FFWD Weekly.
Due to the shifting and site-specific nature of many of the performances presented as part of M,ST 3, please check our website for up-to -the-minute updates on locations and venue changes. We will endeavor to post any location changesdue to weather at least 24 hours before the performance is scheduled to take place.