M:ST 9 | Tempaurality Symposium @ Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary [3 October]

M:ST 9 | Tempaurality Symposium

13:30 - 18:00

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Alberta College of Art + Design
1407 - 14TH AVENUE N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2N 4R3
Performative Art Symposium: Tempaurality

This project supported by Alberta College of Art + Design, Contemporary Calgary, and Stride Gallery. Special thanks to ACAD faculty Gwenessa Lam + Mark Clintberg + Paul Robert!

Wednesday, October 3 / 1:30pm — 6:00pm
📍 Alberta College of Art + Design (Stanford Perrott Lecture Theatre)


Panel #1: Listening Awry
Moderator: TBA
Jim Drobnick coined the term “listening awry” to describe attending to things from an angle, and from an “interested” rather than objective perspective. This panel brings together five artists (Jin-me Yoon, Suzanne Kite, Nathan Young, Joshua Rios and Anthony Romero) in M:ST’s biennial who listen awry to contest institutionalized histories. Crossing disciplinary boundaries as well as space and time, this panel will unpack the politics of aurality. For these artists, listening is inherently performative and has a distinctly social orientation. As Drobnick says, “We exist in a noisy ball, and we contribute to its racket; by listening awry we may also reflect upon the myriad meanings of murmurs and cacophony, and how the act of hearing is itself conscious, implicated, and subject to cultivation.”

Panel #2: wnoondwaamin | we hear them
Moderated by exhibition curator Lisa Myers
The exhibition wnoondwaamin | we hear them calls for the occupation of SOUND WAVES in exploring the capacity of these energies to access and be in conversation with human knowledge and memory. Through a discussion with artists Autumn Chacon, Melissa General and Suzanne Morrissette, this panel will consider the many resonances of sound in their art practices and reflect on their work in this exhibition. The discussion will bring forth concepts including the materiality of sound, what can be accessed through the transmission and reception of sound, and the politics of being, or not being heard.


1:30pm 〰 Doors
2:00pm 〰 M:ST Panel Discussion: Listening Awry
3:00pm 〰 Question Period
3:30pm 〰 Break
4:00pm 〰 wnoondwaamin Panel Discussion
5:00pm 〰 Question Period
5:30pm 〰 Reception

— M:ST 9 takes over theatres, galleries, and public spaces all over the downtown core from September 7 — October 7, 2018, bringing you opportunities to entangle with media in new and surprising ways through exhibitions, interactive installations, performances, and interventions.

Full festival schedule can be found at mstfestival.org

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.
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