writing for building
Presented in partnership with Contemporary Calgary
📍 October 2, 2018 at 11:00am — 1:00pm
Alberta College of Art + Design
1407 14 Ave NW, Calgary
📍 October 4, 2018 at 2:00pm — 4:00pm
CommunityWise Resource Centre
223 12 Ave SW, Calgary
📍 October 7, 2018 at 12:00pm — 2:00pm
St. Louis Hotel
430 8 Ave SE, Calgary
~ PROJECT DESCRIPTION ~
writing for building considers the built environment as alive and mutable as its users. The performance invites the public to write and share a text addressed to a building of social or historical significance. The text could range from political manifestos, to love letters, to generative or useful questions. Texts could be read aloud, physically attached to, or inserted into the building. writing for building offers a structure through which people might collectively articulate and animate material histories and personal experiences of the built environment.
~ JOANNE BRISTOL ~
Joanne Bristol’s artistic practice investigates relationships between nature, culture, the body, and language. Her recent research combines feminist performance and critical spatial practice with perspectives from the emergent field of critical animal studies.
— 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.
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.
Full festival schedule can be found at mstfestival.org