➡️ Wednesday, October 3 at 7:00pm
➡️ Friday, October 5 at 3:00pm
➡️ Saturday, October 6 at 3:00pm
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~ PROJECT DESCRIPTION ~
possible performance is a collectively authoured participatory performance and workshop. The public is invited to perform a score that takes place in a set. The score is developed from different embodiments of impossibility, such as physical difficulty, irreducibility, and illegibility. Impossibility decentralizes the terms of productivity and failure to rewrite the definitions of possibility. The not-possible is a type of refusal to a socio-economic condition in which our ability to find creative solutions, do more with less, and “stay positive” is not only capitalized upon, but forces us towards complicity.
Participants are referred to as 'players', referencing both the game-like nature of the performance and the French word for acting: jouer. They will be suited up with a costume-uniform provided by the artist. In this way, the players go to work.
You can be dramatic. You can be banal. There is no audience. There is no ‘outside’ the performance- just like real life. The economy of performer/spectator is reconstituted through what each player brings to the script and how they decide to be together. There is, however, a videocamera triggering the players to imagine a frame around them, and by extension to consider the role they play in context. The camera is a feeling camera, it responds to feeling of being seen.
~ EMMA-KATE GUIMOND ~
Emma-Kate Guimond is an Edmonton-born, Montreal-based artist. Moving nonchalantly between performance, video, writing, and drawing, her approach is embodied. The strangeness, embarrassment, absurdity, and error that are visible in her work function as modes of resistance towards a society of performance.
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.