Fringe Arts

  • Analog & Ironic

    The Found Footage Festival Resurrects Ridiculous VHS Tapes in Unique Comedy Show

    In the Internet age of whiny memes and re-posts galore, it can be hard to find fresh and original content. Enter the Found Footage Festival—a celebration of the weird, forgotten VHS tapes of a past era and home to some of the strangest footage on Earth.

  • Anatomy of a Strike

    Graphic Novelist Looks Back at Quebec Student Strike and Police Tactical Responses in New Book

    For American illustrator Sophie Yanow, being in Montreal during the Quebec student strike was pure happenstance.

  • If You Don’t Have Anything Nice to Say, Say It Anyway

    Literary Critics Come Together to Discuss Review Culture

    Literary critics who have crafted their reviews constructively and passionately have arguably made critique an art form in itself. The panel discussion What We Talk About When We Talk About Poetry this week at the Word bookstore aims to debate just that.

  • Be Very Afraid

    Youtheatre’s New Production Shines a Light on the Pathology of Obsession

    In a world filled up to the bloody brim with psychotic slasher films, increasingly graphic crime television, and the Internet’s leaked treasure trove of all things awful, the true definition of horror has been massacred. In light of these over-the-top depictions, what’s really scary is how far they can put us out of touch with reality.

  • A Symphony for Your Senses

    The SAT Presents a Visual Voyage Inspired by John Adams’ Orchestral Work

    Orchestral symphonies can sweep listeners away into faraway worlds with their atmospheric ballads, breathing inspiration and wonder with every note—and Montreal’s Société des Arts Technologiques wants to take that feeling to a literal level.

  • Cutting Back

    Local Artist Launches Print Booklet to Protest Police Brutality

    Art and political statements have always been a natural combination, from protest songs and demonstration performances all the way to state-smashing literature.

  • Lo’Jo Still Has the Mojo

    French Group Shares Fondest Memories from 32 Years of Travels, Music and Adventures

    Globe-trotting French band Lo’Jo have a long and wild history.

  • A Matter of Art

    Art Matters Festival Celebrates 14 Years of Presenting Concordia Art in a Professional Capacity

    Art Matters is a testament to what Concordia students are capable of.

  • Planting New Roots In Paint

    ‘Native Immigrant’ Art Exhibit Represents the Power of Displaced People in Canada

    In 1986, Carolina Echeverría left Chile for Canada in search of the opportunity to follow her dream of studying art at Concordia, bringing with her a passion for social justice. But she quickly found it difficult to conform to what it meant to be an artist in Canada.

  • Phantom Rhythms

    Experimental Duo Phantogram to Play Laval After Releasing New Record ‘Voices’

    A “phantogram” is an optical illusion in which a two-dimensional image appears to enter our realm in the third. It should come as little surprise, then, that a band by the same name creates experimental genre-blending music that reaches far beyond the sum of its parts.