Welcome to M:ST 8!

Festivals: M:ST 8 Biennial | October 1 - 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