M:ST 9 Performative Art Biennial

Biennial
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Multiple Contributors
September 7 - October 7, 2018
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As the only comprehensive gathering of performative arts in the Treaty 7 region, M:ST’s 9th Biennial opens up a temporary and transformative context. This fall we offer diverse opportunities to entangle with media differently, to make and witness artworks that reject the market object, that question our faith in the redemptive power of technology, and that recognize the affective power of politics.

In an attempt to claim and share our own histories, this year’s roster of artists question the physical and metaphysical boundaries between body and territory. They pit their agency as individuals and citizens against the built environment, ideological organizing systems, and the biopolitical control that characterize our contemporary moment.

Temporarily taking over theatres, galleries and public space all over the downtown core, M:ST 9 will present interactive installations, performances, and interventions that promise to disrupt conventions. Navigating the personal and the political, these works find their relevance in the live presence of the politicized body. The stakes are high – don’t miss it!

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All events are free and all are welcome.

This program would not be possible without: Alberta College of Art + Design, The Alex Community Food Centre, CSIF – The Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers, Contemporary Calgary, EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society, HIV Community Link, Luma Quarterly, National Music Centre, The New Gallery, Trapdoor Artist Run Centre, TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Stride Gallery, University of Calgary Department of Art, Untitled Art Society

+ Media Partners: Local Drop Magazine (Biennial sponsor) + Beatroute Magazine + CJSW

+ Community Partners: Sidewalk Citizen

+ Funders:
Alberta Lottery Fund, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Calgary Arts Development, Rozsa Foundation, Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des Arts du Canada

M:ST acknowledges that we stand on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot and the people of the Treaty 7 region, which includes the Siksika, the Piikuni, the Kainai, the Tsuu T’ina and the Stoney Nakoda First Nations. The City of Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III. Amidst the ongoing social, cultural and environmental effects of colonialism, we are committed to dialogue and collaboration with Indigenous artists and communities as part of our mandate to foster performative art practices in Southern Alberta.

Photos courtesy of Mike Tan.

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Projects in

M:ST 9 Performative Art Biennial

Entertaining Every Second

Friday, September 7, 2018 — 7:00pm

TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary

SEARCH ENGINES: One does not know exactly what one does not know

September 28 - 30, 2018

Southern Alberta Art Gallery

Writing for building

Multiple Times

Ideational Apraxia

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 — 8:00pm

EMMEDIA Gallery and Production Society

ARENA: DUAL NATURE

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 — 9:00pm

Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers

Performative Art Symposium: Tempaurality

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 — 1:30 pm - 6:00pm

Alberta University of the Arts

possible performance

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 — 7:00pm | Friday, October 5, 2018 — 3:00pm | Saturday, October 6, 2018 — 3:00pm

Theatre Junction Grand

Disclosure Cookbook

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 — 5:00pm – 8:30pm | Thursday, October 4, 2018 — 5:00pm – 8:30pm

Private Location

Rita McKeough: Works Soft Launch

Wednesday, October 4, 2018 — Doors at 6:00pm

Royal Canadian Legion #1

Something, Somewhere

Thursday, October 4, 2018 — 9:00pm

Royal Canadian Legion #1

Relaxing into Relation

Friday, October 5, 2018 — 12:00pm - 2:30pm | Sunday, October 7, 2018 — 4:00pm - 6:30pm

Float Life Marda Loop

Herd

Friday, October 5, 2018 — 7:00pm

Stride Gallery

Not Peaceable and Quiet

Friday, October 5, 2018, — 8:30pm

National Music Centre, Performance Hall

Something is coming

Friday, October 5 — 9:30pm

National Music Centre, Performance Hall

Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow

Saturday, October 6 — 8:00pm

Theatre Junction GRAND

how to make an image

Saturday, October 6, 2018 — 8:00pm

Theater Junction Grand

Whose Body is This?*

Saturday, October 7, 2018 — 10:00pm

Theatre Junction GRAND

A rolling [insert land artist surname] gathers no moss

Sunday, October 7, 2018 — 11:00 AM – 1:08 PM

River Walk, East Village

Entertaining Every Second
Friday, September 7, 2018 — 7:00pm
Exhibition
TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary
SEARCH ENGINES: One does not know exactly what one does not know
September 28 - 30, 2018
Workshop
Southern Alberta Art Gallery
Writing for building
Multiple Times
Performance
Ideational Apraxia
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 — 8:00pm
Performance
EMMEDIA Gallery and Production Society
ARENA: DUAL NATURE
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 — 9:00pm
Performance
Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers
Performative Art Symposium: Tempaurality
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 — 1:30 pm - 6:00pm
Event
Alberta University of the Arts
possible performance
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 — 7:00pm | Friday, October 5, 2018 — 3:00pm | Saturday, October 6, 2018 — 3:00pm
Performance
Theatre Junction Grand
Disclosure Cookbook
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 — 5:00pm – 8:30pm | Thursday, October 4, 2018 — 5:00pm – 8:30pm
Performance
Private Location
Rita McKeough: Works Soft Launch
Wednesday, October 4, 2018 — Doors at 6:00pm
Event
Royal Canadian Legion #1
Something, Somewhere
Thursday, October 4, 2018 — 9:00pm
Performance
Royal Canadian Legion #1
Relaxing into Relation
Friday, October 5, 2018 — 12:00pm - 2:30pm | Sunday, October 7, 2018 — 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Performance
Float Life Marda Loop
Herd
Friday, October 5, 2018 — 7:00pm
Performance
Stride Gallery
Not Peaceable and Quiet
Friday, October 5, 2018, — 8:30pm
Performance
National Music Centre, Performance Hall
Something is coming
Friday, October 5 — 9:30pm
Performance
National Music Centre, Performance Hall
Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow
Saturday, October 6 — 8:00pm
Performance
Theatre Junction GRAND
how to make an image
Saturday, October 6, 2018 — 8:00pm
Performance
Theater Junction Grand
Whose Body is This?*
Saturday, October 7, 2018 — 10:00pm
Performance
Theatre Junction GRAND
A rolling [insert land artist surname] gathers no moss
Sunday, October 7, 2018 — 11:00 AM – 1:08 PM
Performance
River Walk, East Village