M:ST 4 Performative Art Biennial

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October 3 - 17, 2008

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!

M:ST 4 Performative Art Biennial

Programs

The Tree of Life Project — David Zack Station in Calgary

Performance

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

Music (for my father)

Exhibition

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

Arts Commons

The Zero Hour

Performance

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

Art Central

Citizen Justice in the Cow-Town of Tomorrows

Performance

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

Amanuensis

Performance

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

Trianon Gallery

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

Performance

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

Arts Commons

Urban Habitat Laboratory

Performance

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

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

Performance

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

Nickle Galleries

Equally Distant From Both Sides

Performance

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

Personal Appearance — Performing Self

Performance

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

êkâya-pâhkaci (don’t freeze up)

Performance

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

Arts Commons

Student Workshop and Performances

Workshop

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

Alberta University of the Arts

Old Sun

Exhibition

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

TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary

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

Art Snob Solution Phase 2: The Age of Mechanical Reproduction

Exhibition

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

Stride Gallery

The Cedar Tavern Singers — Concert

Performance

Friday, October 10, 2008 — 9:00pm

Stride Gallery

Buffalo Boy’s Battle of Little Bighorny

Performance

Saturday, October 11, 2008 — 2:30pm

University of Calgary

Run Glenbow Museum

Performance

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

Glenbow Museum

The Final Frontier

Exhibition

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

Southern Alberta Art Gallery

sounds from above the ground

Performance

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

EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society

Event Architecture: Administration as Artistic Practice

Event

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

Nickle Galleries

You Can’t Get There From Here (Redux)

Performance

Thursday, October 16, 2008 — 8:00pm

Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers

New Canadian Pilgrimages: Mobile Mix Tape

Performance

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

Calgary Tower to Arbour Lake