Fringe Arts

The Dark Side of Rose-Coloured Lenses

Richard Mosse’s Visual Installation Shines a Colourful Hue over Instability in the DRC

Casting a pink hue over a modern-day Heart of Darkness, Irish photographer Richard Mosse documents the effects of armed conflict on everyday life in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, unveiling violence and instability that has largely been misunderstood and insufficiently covered by Western media.

  • Baby Face Killa Enters The Underworld

    Rapper Freddie Gibbs Shows Canada Love During Show At Cabaret Underworld

    “Y’all want to hear some Canadian shit?” yelled DJ Izzo, the opening act for Friday night’s set at Cabaret Underworld. He was met with boos from possibly unpatriotic and restless fans that had waited since as early as 8 p.m. for the American indie rapper Freddie Gibbs.

  • Spinning a New Urban Yarn

    Feminist Art Magazine Yiara Gets Set to Yarn-bomb the Downtown Landscape

    Last Wednesday morning found the VAV gallery at Concordia’s Fine Arts building in an unusual state: balls of yarn hung in the windows, couches and comfy chairs turned one corner into a living room and the walkway leading up to the entrance of the building asked in bright chalk, “Feeling Crafty?”

  • What’s For Dinner? Western Imperialism

    While Rats Eat Pie Brings the Tragedy of War to the Dinner Table

    A group of 13 individuals eat dinner with a PTSD-suffering war journalist, downing shots of liquor from the Eastern Bloc, eating pie, and discussing the dissolution of the former Yugoslavia. Although everyone at the table is part of a play, only one of them is an actor—in this production, to spectate is to participate. While Rats Eat Pie fully immerses its cast-audience hybrid in the fallout of what has moved from the tragic to the historical.

  • Changing the Conventions of Techno

    New Music Collective “Human Pause” Promotes Avant-Garde Experimental Electro

    The new electro-art platform Human Pause is throwing its official launch party on Oct. 24, marking its debut in the Montreal music scene.

  • What Is Photography When Everyone’s a Photographer?

    Joan Fontcuberta Explores the Transitional State of Photography Caused by the Second Digital Revolution

    Today, we can all claim to be photographers. With the proliferation of digital cameras, cellphones and the ability of photographic devices to technologically enhance images, we all possess the means to produce quality photos with just one click.

  • Leaving the Working Class Life for Rock ‘n’ Roll

    Indie Rock Band ‘The Glorious Sons’ Tours Canada to Resurrect Rock ‘n’ Roll

    Indie rock band The Glorious Sons have dropped a new album, The Union, an acknowledgment of the members’ labour-intensive jobs before the band’s formation.

  • A Language of Light and Liquid

    Multimedia Art Piece Miscible Connects Audiences 6 Hours Apart

    Montreal’s Society for Arts and Technology is launching Miscible, a mix of audiovisual performance and interactive experience in telepresence, presented by Manuel Chantre on Oct. 16.

  • Feminism for Young Men: A Bite-Sized Introduction

    Former Concordia Students Launch Web Series that Brings Feminism to Bros

    Feminism for Bros is a short web series that deals with consent, harassment and the expectations of masculinity in our culture.

  • Illustrator of the Underdogs

    Cartoonist Joe Ollmann Releasing Comic Dealing with the Human Condition

    Cartoonist Joe Ollmann is releasing a new graphic novel that meshes his vision of human nature with dark humour.

  • Creating Art with DNA

    Artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg Collects DNA Traces Found in Public Spaces as Inspiration for Her Sculptures

    What began as exposing a tiny hair trapped in an artwork’s display case shifted into an artist collecting bits of DNA around the city and creating sculptural portraits of individuals who had left their traces behind in public spaces.