Fringe Arts

  • The Comeback of a Canadian Pop Supergroup

    Lead Vocalist Kathryn Calder of The New Pornographers Shares Insight on New Album

    The New Pornographers are coming back to Montreal this Wednesday, ready to sway the Corona Theatre with a whole lot of keyboards, plenty of synthesizers and energetic pop sounds. With the release of their new studio album Brill Bruisers, the band call themselves a pop super-group.

  • Forgotten Boroughs

    Historians Present Book on Archived Photographs Documenting Bygone Montreal Neighbourhoods

    Snapshots of women hanging laundry in makeshift courtyards and back alleys, children hanging over precariously built railings and curious residents and shop owners staring at city workers photographing corner stores—these are the only mementos of parts of Montreal’s working-class history.

  • The Organism of Robots

    Multimedia Artists Create Kinetic Installation Exploring Robotics and Ecosystems

    Somewhere between fact and fiction, Eastern Bloc Gallery revisits the theme of robots and drones for the exhibition Robotis Personae. Presenting a binary and complementary perspective by artists Sofian Audry, Samuel St-Aubin, Stephen Kelly and Beatriz Herrera, the gallery examines the paradoxes existing between the machine and the human environment.

  • No Passports and a Wedding Dress

    On the Bride’s Side Makes its Canadian Premiere at this Week’s Edition of Cinema Politica

    “The sky belongs to everybody, for it has no borders.”

  • Reflections on Metafilms

    Film Curator Danny Lennon Discusses Movie Selection for Carte Blanche Series

    From Jan. 20 to Feb. 17, Montreal’s Phi Centre will be presenting the Metafilms Carte Blanche series, five nights of film screenings highlighting favorites selected by Metafilms’ producers: Nancy Grant and Sylvain Corbeil.

  • Ave Mario: An 8-bit Orchestra

    Montreal Video Game Orchestra to Premiere Super Nintendo-Inspired Concert

    Songs from video games are the unsung heroes of the audiovisual world. Film scores are considered “high art,” with their own esteemed dedicated categories at the Oscars, and Top 40 radio pop songs sweep the Grammys every year. Video game music has yet to break free from its confines to the console.

  • Mixing It Up

    Montreal Based EDM DJ Dave Luxe Preps for His Upcoming Igloofest Set

    Dave Luxe, self-proclaimed future beats and R&B DJ and producer, originally from Belgium, claims to have landed in the right city because of Montreal’s vibrant music scene along with the prominent fan base the city has offered him.

  • Get a Room!

    Visual Artist Marie-Eve Martel Uses Poetry and Philosophy to Analyze the Architecture of Spaces and Places of Knowledge

    In a dialogue between architecture, poetry and philosophy, visual artist Marie-Eve Martel presents an immersive installation entitled Transcender l’architecture, depicting the duality of two architectural environments—Thoreau’s cabin in the woods and Yale University’s Beinecke Library in New Haven.

  • Two Tours in Two Years? Too Easy for G-Eazy

    American Rapper G-Eazy Seeking to Promote Bay Area Culture During Upcoming Tour

    This Wednesday will mark G-Eazy’s second show in Montreal in two years. What about our city makes it enjoyable for the 25-year-old rapper?

  • Into The Folds Of The Unknown

    Yanick Sasseville Explores Expectations and Reality Through Origami and Photography

    Yanick Sasseville’s Exil: Vérité trompeuse is a three-dimensional art exhibition displaying thousands of paper origami birds that morph out of a typewriter and fly from one side of the room to the other.