SKOL Workshop Teaches the History and Art of Sign Language
UPop Montreal and SPiLL.PROpagation are offering four workshops at the Centre des arts actuels (SKOL) that explore literary creations in sign languages. This opportunity offers a chance for individuals to discover this arcane form of literature. Proficiency in sign languages is needed for the creative workshops, but the analytical ones are open to those who want to learn about literature in sign languages, its history and its art scene.
Slum-based Punk Band Orkestar Kriminal Launches its Debut Album Tummel at Divan Orange next Friday on March 27th
For those unfamiliar with this Montreal-based band, Orkestar Kriminal is a group of eight diverse musicians who label themselves as “a band of punks.”
Theresa Hak Kyung Cha Mixes Media to Explore History, Language and Power
If a single word could define the complex work of conceptual artist and writer Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, intermediality comes to mind.
A Group of Women are Taking on the Male-Dominated Skateboard Culture in North America
A little over two years ago, Rezko, a human relations student at Concordia, helped found Get Born, a non-profit online magazine dedicated to supporting the skateboarding culture in Montreal and Chicago. She persuaded co-founders Christerson and Liv Seidel—a green-hair-don’t-care idol—to make their mark documenting a lifestyle dominated by men.
Themes of perception, sight and voyeurism have been at the centre of Sophie Calle’s work ever since her 1979 photographic series Suite Venetienne, where she disguised herself to follow a man and document his walks around the city of Venice. Much like a detective, she can establish an intimacy with her subjects through close, attentive observation.
Moving Exhibition Comes to Concordia Exposing the Social Struggles and Movements of the Province
For two weeks, the atrium of Concordia’s downtown library will be home to “Quebec on the Move,” an exhibit exploring various social movements in relation to Quebec’s English-speaking communities from 1960 to today.
If You’re Hearing This, You’re Already Dead
On Thursday night, I went to see Swans.
He’s Not a Monster, He’s an Artist
“We are afraid of monsters because they are ugly.”
So goes one of Ariel Pink’s most lucid tweets. Of course, any sense of austerity is immediately blown off by a silly GIF, sitting directly under the statement, a quick clip of a lo-fi monster, awkwardly flailing about.
Yassin Alsalman, a.k.a. The Narcicyst, Tries to Be a “Conduit for Free Thought” in Class
I could hear the music getting louder as I approached the door—this was not my imagination. MF Doom’s Potholderz was playing full blast on the professor’s MacBook Pro. A short, young-looking man with a black beard, big round glasses and a toque that read “POUTINE” was bobbing his head to the music. So this was the famous “Narcicyst” my friends were raving about, the MC turned professor.
Aussie Metalcore Band The Amity Affliction Talk Hockey, Tattoos and their Ridiculous Song Names on their North American Tour
To survive being in a metal band requires serious endurance: no one knows this better than Ahren Stringer, 29-year-old bassist and vocalist for The Amity Affliction, who has simulated drowning, been lit on fire, and has remained on the open road doing nonstop touring over the last year, all in the name of the band.