DIDIER MORELLI | LIFE OF A CRAPHEAD | JOANNE BRISTOL | JIN-ME YOON
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
~ SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7 ~
📍 11:00am — 1:08pm / East Village River Walk
A rolling [insert land artist surname] gathers no moss.
On a road trip across the United States, in the summer of 2015, Didier Morelli unceremoniously took a basalt stone from Robert Smithson’s iconic earthwork Spiral Jetty (1970). The gesture, transgressive in its violation of the conservation of an artwork, unwittingly played on the ambiguous nature of land art—as both public property (of the earth) and private authorship (of the artist). While on loan from Smithson, it has followed him to Chicago and New York City, where it sits by his bedside table—on its own pedestal.
A rolling [insert land artist surname] gathers no moss takes the physicality of this stone as an opportunity to further an ongoing investigation of land art conducted by inserting Morelli's own performing body in action in various rural and urban landscapes. This durational action places common physical materials used in earthworks in relation with the artist's own physical body. Moving through the space by performing various repetitive and task-driven gestures and actions, he transforms these materials. Adopting a performative process of entropy, the piece fluctuates between states of complete disorder or lack of predictability and others of clear intelligibility and order.
📍 12:00pm — 5:00pm / Various Locations, Calgary
Emotion-based Observation Painting
Life of a Craphead
In the tradition of Impressionist paintings of white Europeans relaxing at picnics and doing other leisure activities, the performance imagines this for our ancestors who are no longer alive, as well as those that are.
for more details about Life of a Craphead and their exhibition Entertaining Every Second at TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary
📍 12:00pm — 2:00pm / St. Louis Hotel
430 8 Ave SE
writing for building
Part of a series of participatory performances by Joanne Bristol. Head over to https://bit.ly/2v5Hdch
for schedule and project information.
📍 4:00pm — 6:30pm / FloatLife Marda Loop
3rd floor, Garrisson Corner Building
#345 — 3425 22nd Street SW
Relaxing into Relation
Part of a series of participatory performances by Jin-me Yoon (registration required). Head over to https://bit.ly/2A8gmBX
for schedule, project information, and registration details.
~ ARTIST BIOGRAPHIES ~
🎈 Life of a Craphead
Life of a Craphead is the collaboration of Amy Lam and Jon McCurley. Their work spans performance art, film, and curation. The name Life of a Craphead comes from the opening joke of the very first live comedy routine they performed together in 2006. Their work investigates, through the central principle of humour, the different ways in which power and authority are deployed.
🎈 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.
🎈 Didier Morelli
Born and raised in Montreal, Didier Morelli is an interdisciplinary artist who combines practice and research in both his academic and performative explorations. His live art practice includes endurance-based, contextually specific, and relational actions.
🎈 Jin-me Yoon
Born in Seoul, Korea, Jin-me Yoon immigrated to Vancouver in 1968 where she lives and works. Since the early 1990s Yoon’s lens based practice in photography, video, and installation has reexamined questions concerning history, place, identity, and the body supported by an underlying interest in how these very questions are based on entangled and interdependent relations.
— 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.