Mountain Standard Time Festival:
Performative Art in Southern Alberta
Lethbridge: September 26-28
Calgary: September 26-October 11
Alberta’s only biennial festival of performative art, the Mountain Standard Time Festival (M:ST) will take place September 26 to October 11, 2014 in Calgary, Lethbridge, and the surrounding area. Now in its seventh edition, M:ST celebrates innovative and critically engaged performative art in the southern Alberta region.
The programming for M:ST 7 highlights the vital, evolving character of contemporary performative art practice. In addition to this season’s exciting lineup, M:ST 7 will also feature lectures, panels, publications, exhibitions, and interactive workshops. The festival is guaranteed to activate public spaces and engage Alberta audiences.
The M:ST 7 lineup includes:
Arbour Lake Sghool, sophia bartholomew, Robin Brass, John G. Boehme, Alysse Bowd,Cedar Tavern Singers, Bogdan Cheta, Raphaëlle de Groot, BBB Johannes Deimling, Chun Hua Catherine Dong, Tanya Doody, Kenneth Doren, Nadège Grebmeier Forget, Andrés Galeano, Emma-Kate Guimond, Johanna Householder, Instant Places, Jake Klein-Waller, Alberto Kurapel, Chris Lloyd AKA The Everyday Goalie, Takashi Makino, Jacqueline Mann, Rita McKeough, Andrew McPhail, Stephen Mueller, Francis O’Shaughnessy & Etienne Boulanger, Perfect Uncle, Mireille Perron, Guillaume Adjutor Provost, Coral Short, Joshua Vetivellu, Adam Waldron-Blain, Matt Walker, Cora-Allan Wickliffe, D’Arcy Wilson, Allison Wyper, Terrance Houle & Sam Fox, Johannes Zits
This year we are particularly honoured to present the performance “The Piano Concert” in honor of much loved artist and friend Kenneth Doren, through the support of the National Music Centre.
M:ST 7 will feature various workshops during the festival. Andrés Galeano’s workshop on Performative Strategies in Contemporary Art will encourage participants to re-think the basic elements of performative art, and experiment with applying performativity to different art practices. BBB Johannes Deimling’s PAS Youth workshop will encourage youth to search for possibilities of seeing and understanding the world in which they live, and turn the questions of “what is tomorrow” into artistic visions and direction. Allison Wyper and Terrance Houle will offer a workshop exploring strategies for applying open source principles to collaborative interdisciplinary performance.
More information and details about the festival can be found on our website and blog by festival animator Jenna Swift and blogger Sheri Nault. This year’s festival is not to be missed!
As with past festivals, M:ST 7 is a collaborative endeavour, and this year will be presented in conjunction with 15 member organizations, including: Alberta College of Art + Design, Avalanche ICA, Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers, Contemporary Calgary, EPCOR Centre for the Performing Arts, EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society, Nickle Galleries, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Stride Gallery, The New Gallery, Theatre Outre, TRUCK Contemporary Art, University of Calgary, University of Lethbridge and Untitled Art Society.
Thanks to our supporters
M:ST is a direct byproduct of collaborations between artists, administrators, organizations, and volunteers all coming together to make the festival happen. Our sincere and heartfelt thanks go out to our funders, partners and sponsors:
The Canada Council for the Arts, The Alberta Foundation for the Arts, The Alberta Lottery Fund, Calgary Arts Development, the City of Calgary, The Ontario Arts Council, British Columbia Arts Council, ArtBox on 17E, International Avenue BRZ, Festival du Nouveau Cinema, Camosun College, CommunityWise Resource Centre, Frosst Books, FFWD, CJSW, West Village Theatre, Big Rock Breweries, Kaffeeklatsch, 11st B&B
Image: two in one, Jake Klein-Waller. Photo by Monika Sobczak, 2012