M:ST 4 Performative Art Biennial

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October 3 - 17, 2008
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We invite you to join us for the fourth installment of the Mountain Standard Time (M:ST) Performative Art Festival. Building on an incredible history of collaboration, innovation, and community support, the M:ST4. Festival once again brings two weeks of cutting-edge performative art to Southern Alberta from October 3 to 17, 2008.

M:ST is a biennial festival that celebrates innovative and critically engaged performative art. M:ST ensures that performative art practices are recognized and sustained in the Southern Alberta region, and fosters innovation and collaboration among local, national, and international artistic communities.

The term performative describes practices that originate from a visual or media arts background and involve the live presence of the artist. Performative art draws primarily from the tradition of performance art,but can also include public interventions, culture jamming, video, film, spoken word, installation, or live web streaming. Above all, performative art is unique in its ability to break down distinctions between the artist and the viewer, often directly involving participation and input from the audience.

This year's Festival includes performances, exhibitions,panels, publications, workshops, and lectures that showcase the artists, practices,and ideas that are a part of this unique and evolving medium. Over 25 local,national, and international artists will converge in Calgary and Lethbridge, sharing their practices and involving audiences in new and unexpected ways.Please visit the M:ST website for up-to-the-minute updates on festival times and locations.

M:ST's current member organizations are: Alberta College of Art + Design (ACAD), Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers (CSIF), EMMEDIA Gallery and Production Society, EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts,Glenbow Museum, The New Gallery, The Nickle Arts Museum, Stride Gallery,Southern Alberta Art Gallery (SAAG), and TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary.

Visitors to southern Alberta consistently remark on the willingness of this region's artists and arts organizations to work together.It is clear that the tendency towards collaboration and cooperation is a unique and noteworthy feature of this community. M:ST4 is a direct byproduct of these collaborations, with a dedicated team of artists, administrators, organizations and volunteers all coming together to make the festival happen. Our sincere and heartfelt thanks go out to those who make M:ST possible!

Projects in

M:ST 4 Performative Art Biennial

The Tree of Life Project — David Zack Station in Calgary

Monday, October 13, 2008 - Wednesday, October 15, 2008 — 11:00am - 3:00pm

The Zero Hour

Friday, October 3, 2008 - Saturday, October 4, 2008 — 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Art Central

Citizen Justice in the Cow-Town of Tomorrows

Friday, October 3, 2008 - Sunday, October 12, 2008

Music (for my father)

Friday, October 3, 2008 - Friday, October 31, 2008

Arts Commons

Amanuensis

Saturday, October 4, 2008 — 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Trianon Gallery

Urban Habitat Laboratory

October 5 - October 8, 2008 and October 14 - October 17, 2008

The MacMeyer PRO-pree-o-SEP-tive Project (TMMPP): Emotional Anatomy

Sunday, October 5, 2008 - Sunday, October 12, 2008

Arts Commons

Days of Our Lives: Not the TV Show but an Exhibition drawing on the Permanent Collection of The Nickle Arts Museum

Monday, October 6, 2008 - Saturday, October 18, 2008 — 10:00am – 5:00pm

Nickle Galleries

Equally Distant From Both Sides

Monday, October 6, 2008 – Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Personal Appearance — Performing Self

Tuesday, October 7, 2008 - Sunday, October 12, 2008

êkâya-pâhkaci (don’t freeze up)

Wednesday, October 8, 2008 — 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Arts Commons

Student Workshop and Performances

Thursday, October 9, 2008 — 9:00pm - 11:00pm

Alberta University of the Arts

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

Friday, October 10, 2018 - Saturday, November 8, 2008

The New Gallery

Old Sun

Friday, October 10, 2008 - Saturday, November 8, 2008

TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary

Art Snob Solution Phase 2: The Age of Mechanical Reproduction

Friday, October 10, 2008 - Saturday, November 8, 2008

Stride Gallery

The Cedar Tavern Singers — Concert

Friday, October 10, 2008 — 9:00pm

Stride Gallery

Buffalo Boy’s Battle of Little Bighorny

Saturday, October 11, 2008 — 2:30pm

University of Calgary

Run Glenbow Museum

Sunday, October 12, 2008 — 12:30pm - 3:30pm

Glenbow Museum

The Final Frontier

Monday, October 13, 2008 - Friday, October 17, 2008

Southern Alberta Art Gallery

sounds from above the ground

Tuesday, October 14, 2008 - Wednesday, October 15, 2008 —12:00pm - 6:00pm

EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society

Event Architecture: Administration as Artistic Practice

Thursday, October 16, 2008 — 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Nickle Galleries

You Can’t Get There From Here (Redux)

Thursday, October 16, 2008 — 8:00pm

Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers

New Canadian Pilgrimages: Mobile Mix Tape

Friday, October 17, 2008 — 9:00am - 4:00pm

Calgary Tower to Arbour Lake

The Tree of Life Project — David Zack Station in Calgary
Monday, October 13, 2008 - Wednesday, October 15, 2008 — 11:00am - 3:00pm
Performance
The Zero Hour
Friday, October 3, 2008 - Saturday, October 4, 2008 — 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Performance
Art Central
Citizen Justice in the Cow-Town of Tomorrows
Friday, October 3, 2008 - Sunday, October 12, 2008
Performance
Music (for my father)
Friday, October 3, 2008 - Friday, October 31, 2008
Exhibition
Arts Commons
Amanuensis
Saturday, October 4, 2008 — 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Performance
Trianon Gallery
Urban Habitat Laboratory
October 5 - October 8, 2008 and October 14 - October 17, 2008
Performance
The MacMeyer PRO-pree-o-SEP-tive Project (TMMPP): Emotional Anatomy
Sunday, October 5, 2008 - Sunday, October 12, 2008
Performance
Arts Commons
Days of Our Lives: Not the TV Show but an Exhibition drawing on the Permanent Collection of The Nickle Arts Museum
Monday, October 6, 2008 - Saturday, October 18, 2008 — 10:00am – 5:00pm
Performance
Nickle Galleries
Equally Distant From Both Sides
Monday, October 6, 2008 – Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Performance
Personal Appearance — Performing Self
Tuesday, October 7, 2008 - Sunday, October 12, 2008
Performance
êkâya-pâhkaci (don’t freeze up)
Wednesday, October 8, 2008 — 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Performance
Arts Commons
Student Workshop and Performances
Thursday, October 9, 2008 — 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Workshop
Alberta University of the Arts
David Zack: Wizard!? Perturber!? Possessed! Letters and other works of a correspondence artist, 1938–1995
Friday, October 10, 2018 - Saturday, November 8, 2008
Exhibition
The New Gallery
Old Sun
Friday, October 10, 2008 - Saturday, November 8, 2008
Exhibition
TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary
Art Snob Solution Phase 2: The Age of Mechanical Reproduction
Friday, October 10, 2008 - Saturday, November 8, 2008
Exhibition
Stride Gallery
The Cedar Tavern Singers — Concert
Friday, October 10, 2008 — 9:00pm
Performance
Stride Gallery
Buffalo Boy’s Battle of Little Bighorny
Saturday, October 11, 2008 — 2:30pm
Performance
University of Calgary
Run Glenbow Museum
Sunday, October 12, 2008 — 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Performance
Glenbow Museum
The Final Frontier
Monday, October 13, 2008 - Friday, October 17, 2008
Exhibition
Southern Alberta Art Gallery
sounds from above the ground
Tuesday, October 14, 2008 - Wednesday, October 15, 2008 —12:00pm - 6:00pm
Performance
EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society
Event Architecture: Administration as Artistic Practice
Thursday, October 16, 2008 — 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Event
Nickle Galleries
You Can’t Get There From Here (Redux)
Thursday, October 16, 2008 — 8:00pm
Performance
Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers
New Canadian Pilgrimages: Mobile Mix Tape
Friday, October 17, 2008 — 9:00am - 4:00pm
Performance
Calgary Tower to Arbour Lake