WILD: Fabricating a Frontier

WILD: Fabricating a Frontier is a collaboration between Mountain Standard Time Performative Art Festival and Calgary Underground Film Festival; the project has been supported by a program grant from the Canada Council for the Arts.

FESTIVAL | July 7 - 16, 2017, Daily Performances + Film Screenings + Talks

RECEPTION | Friday, July 7, 5:00 - 7:00 PM | FREE | Globe Cinema

EXHIBITION / July 7 - August 26, 2017 (open 12:00 - 6:00 PM every Friday)

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Exploring interspecies relations, the intersectionality of the frontier, and feminist and Indigenous discourses, WILD: Fabricating a Frontier offers an incisive, humourous and rambunctious counter-telling around the campfire through two major components: an intensive ten-day festival held primarily at the Globe Cinema over the duration of the Calgary Stampede (July 7-15) featuring nightly performances, film screenings, and discussions by local, national, and international artists, filmmakers, curators, and writers, and an exhibition running from July 7 to August 26 across three venues throughout Calgary: the former Victoria School (411 11th Avenue SE), the Illingworth Kerr Gallery (1407 14th Avenue NW), and Globe Cinema (617 8th Avenue SW).


Please join us on July 7th as we kick off the WILD Festival with Buffalo Boy's Stampede Tickle and Slap, a performance by Adrian Stimson occurring throughout downtown Calgary. Keeping with the traditions of the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, Buffalo Boy will convene a band of merry revellers for the first ever, Buffalo Boy parade. Winding from Victoria School, to the Contemporary Calgary Pit Stop, then onto Globe Cinema for Tick and Slap, a dance party to celebrate our histories of inclusion and exclusion, where Buffalo Boy gets to Tick and Slap you with his/her colonial baton! So come join the fun, march to a de-colonial tune, celebrate yourself and come tickle, slap and dance your colonial blues away!

Buffalo Boy's Stampede Tickle and Slap will depart Victoria School at 1:30PM, moving to Contemporary Calgary for a Stampede Lunch before continuing on to Globe Cinema at 3PM where an additional performance, dance party, and the opening reception of WILD continue to 7PM.


C.D. Hoy, Portrait of Long Jim, 191-, P-1604 Barkerville Photograph Collection, Acc. #1990.3.494 (C.D. Hoy Collection).

Upcoming Showtimes

  • August 18 - 12:00pm
  • August 25 - 12:00pm