M:ST 8 Performative Art Biennial

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October 1 - October 26, 2016

A note from the Artistic Director

The Mountain Standard Time Performative Art Festival is a contingent site of encounter and exchange: a gathering of individuals and organizations in a tensioned, fragmentary, generative, and complex confluence. We acknowledge our presence on the traditional territories of the First Nations of Treaty 7 and the Metis Nation, and acknowledge the presence of a multitude of other bodies who, over time, have come to inhabit this place. As an embodied enactment of our being on this land, our words, acts, and selves have agency, resonance, and implication.

The artists in this year’s festival will engage in an unfolding dialogue in time and in place. Over the coming weeks, the generous labour of these coalescing energies will generate many points of intersection, creating spaces of exchange and contestation. We welcome to you into this dynamic space to contribute to dialogue and reflection, and to bear witness with your presence.

-Tomas Jonsson

Thank you to our incredible staff, interns, and volunteers:

Desiree Nault, Kaitlynn Smart, Polly Orr, Conrad Marion, our Board of Directors, our program designer Kyle Chow from Plant Shop YYC, our videographer Lewis Liski, and photographer Mike Tan from Diane + Mike Photography.

The M:ST Festival is organized and produced with the dedicated assistance and support of our members and sister organizations:

Supported by:

The Canada Council for the Arts, The Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Alberta Culture and Tourism, Calgary Arts Development, Calgary Foundation, and Alberta Lottery Fund

Sister Organizations:

Attainable Records, Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers, Emmedia Gallery and Production Society, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, City of Calgary, Stride Gallery, Loft 112, TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary, The New Gallery, Casa, CommunityWise Resource Centre, University of Lethbridge, The #1 Legion, Fairy Tales Presentation Society, cjsw, Untitled Art Society, and Sidewalk Citizen

M:ST 8 Performative Art Biennial


The Illingworth Kerr Gallery presents: Performing the Landscape

Thursday, September 22, 2016 — Saturday, November 12, 2016

Multiple Venues

Wake Up!

Saturday, October 8, 2016 — Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Arts Commons

Clouds of Glory

Multiple Dates

Multiple Venues


Saturday, October 1, 2016 — Sunday, November 20, 2016.

Southern Alberta Art Gallery

Opera for a Small Room

Saturday, October 1, 2016 — Sunday, November 20, 2016

Southern Alberta Art Gallery

Job + Been there, done DADAt

Multiple Dates

Multiple Venues

echo + seashell Meet Albert

Saturday, October 1, 2016 — 10:00pm | Friday, October 21, 2016 — 9:00pm

Multiple Venues

Infiltrating and Relational Practice in Public Space Workshop

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 – Friday, October 21, 2016 — 10:00am – 6:00pm Daily.

Holy Angels School

Institute of Durational Futures

Friday, October 21, 2016 – Wednesday, October 26, 2016 — 11:00 – 5:00pm Daily.

Stride Gallery

Performers + Performing Grounds

Friday, October 21, 2016 – Wednesday, October 26, 2016 — 11:00am – 5:00pm Daily.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 1

The Friday night book club for collected sights and sounds

Friday, October 21, 2016 — Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Loft 112

Feeding the Masses

Various times

Various Venues

Without Eyes

Friday, October 21, 2016 — 2:00pm – 4:00pm | Saturday, October 22, 2016 — 2:00pm – 4:00pm.

Riley Park

queer slow dance with radical thought

Friday, October 21, 2016 — 6:30pm – 8:30pm | Sunday, October 23, 2016 — 9:00pm – 11:00pm.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 1

La Jamésie

Friday, October 21, 2016 — 10:00 PM

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 1


Saturday, October 22, 2016 — Saturday, November 26, 2016.

TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary

A Woman Walking (The City Limits)

Sunday, October 23, 2016 | Tuesday, October 25, 2016 — 12:00pm – 6:00pm Daily

The New Gallery

Future Monuments

Sunday, October 23, 2016 — 2:00pm

Fort Calgary

Off Symmetric (The Ghost Double)

Sunday, October 23, 2016 — 7:00pm.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 1

The Star In Question

Sunday, October 23, 2016 — 8:00pm.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 1

What’s For Dinner?

Monday, October 24, 2016 — 6:00pm - 7:00pm.

The New Gallery

Performance Art Presenters Retreat

Tuesday October 25, 2016 | Wednesday October 26, 2016 — 10:00am – 12:30pm Daily.

CommunityWise Resource Centre


Tuesday, October 25, 2016 — 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Olympic Plaza

Night School: A public collaborative workshop initiative

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 — 8:00pm.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 1