M:ST 3 Performative Art Biennial

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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. 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.

M:ST 3 Performative Art Biennial


My Grandmother’s Home

Saturday, October 8, 2005 — Dawn till Dusk

Nose Hill Park

Place, Sense and the Performance of Memory

Saturday, October 8, 2005 - Saturday, October 15, 2005

Southern Alberta Art Gallery

Public Sphere as Project

Saturday, October 8 - Saturday, October 15, 2005

The New Gallery

Costume Based Performance Art and the Politics of Representation

Saturday, October 8, 2005 — 2:00pm

University of Calgary

Squeaks Forever Tour

October 8, 15, 21, & 29 - 2005

Sleeping with cake

Saturday, October 8, 2005 — 8:00pm - Monday, October 31, 2005

TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary

Whites Getting On and Whites Going In

Saturday, October 8, 2005 - Monday, October 31, 2005

TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary

One Night Only: Moving In

Monday, October 10, 2005 - Saturday, October 15, 2005

The New Gallery

Witnessing: Locating Audience, Art, and Performance

Wednesday, October 12, 2005 — 12:00pm

Alberta University of the Arts

A view from the edge (lecture) and A walk through Calgary history (walking tour)

Thursday, October 13, 2005 — 7:30pm | Saturday, October 15, 2005 — 9:00am

Nickle Galleries

Slipping By

Friday, October 14, 2005 — 8:00pm

Stride Gallery


Sunday, October 16, 2005 — 4:00pm - 7:00pm

EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society

The Nihilist Spasm Band

Friday, October 21, 2005 — 8:30pm | Saturday, October 22, 2005 — 8:00pm

Technologies and Bodies: Performative Spaces

Saturday, October 22, 2005 — 1:00pm

Alberta University of the Arts

Mono Logical

Monday, October 24, 2005 — 8:00pm

Alberta University of the Arts

Virtual Bodies

Monday, October 17, 2005 - Friday, October 28, 2005

Alberta University of the Arts

Miss Canadiana: Red White and Beautiful Tour

Thursday, October 27, 2005 — 7:30pm

Nickle Galleries

Western Canada: Performance Art of the Pacific Rim

Thursday, October 27, 2005 — 7:30pm

Nickle Galleries


Saturday, October 29, 2006 — 8:00pm

Walter Phillips Gallery