Fringe Arts

  • Moving Landscapes

    Trailer Obscura Takes the Photographer Inside the Camera

    Concordia Fine Arts students Daniel Paterson and Bella Klein travelled from New York to Prince Edward Island this past summer with their camera literally hitched to the back of their car—a utility trailer that they converted into a five-foot by 10-foot camera obscura.

  • Weekly Spins

    Slow Dance for the Soul-Barer

    Los Angeles duo High Places are dressed in low frequencies and heavy percussion on Original Colors, finding their roots in electronic club sounds pushed through a deep, minimalist filter.

  • The Indigenized Lens

    Jennifer Gauthier’s Talk on Identity and North American Indigenous Cinema

    “Internationally, indigenous peoples are taking the camera back,” said Jennifer L. Gauthier at the start of her presentation to students on Tuesday. The talk, hosted by Concordia’s Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture, aimed to compare indigenous cinema in Canada and United States in order to showcase its vital role in reconstructing identity.

  • Frame to Frame

    Rouge Parole Shares the Most Human Side of the Tunisian Revolution

    When Elyes Baccar began filming uprisings in his home country of Tunisia at the end of 2010, there wasn’t a plan of what his feature documentary would become. With a filmmaker’s intuition he just captured the energy, knowing it would be something big.

  • Fringe Food

    Everything Is Nourishment

    As you walk west down de Maisonneuve Blvd., past Decarie St., following the ragged fence, you come across a slew of auto shops, the odd commuter train, several impatient drivers and a handful of hardy cyclists. But when you reach the corner of Oxford Ave., an unexpected oasis emerges: an otherwise nondescript building turned vibrant.

  • Rage Against the 1%

    Young Circles Raise Funds for Occupy

    Protest music need not be produced by a Lennon-sized performer to get the world’s attention anymore. Using their Bandcamp account, Miami’s Young Circles voice their support for the Occupiers by donating all revenue from their single “Ninety-Nine Percent” to Occupy Wall Street.

  • Words Matter

    Paul Olioff on Writing that Keeps Him Reading

    For most of the interviews I’ve done so far I didn’t really know the people. But I’ve known Paul for four years now and this interview, to be honest, was more of a selfish thing—I just really wanted to know what interested him and why he read so many different things. His comments and critiques, like Long’s, are biting and usually astute. We talked about Long, books, Montreal and other things. For once, though, I asked the questions.

  • A Metra Hive of Slush and Villainy

    Get Lost in Metraville’s Footnotes & Alleyways

    The modern city is a confusing, dangerous and ultimately illogical place—and the modern Canadian city, doubly so.

  • What’s Up, Doc?

    Montreal Film Fest Marches to Its Own RIDM

    You think you’re a film nerd? Talk to Charlotte Selb. In the course of the year, she said, she’ll see about 900 films.

  • Songs in the Square

    Occupy Montreal Gets Musical

    Take it from me—playing a steel-stringed acoustic guitar when it’s cold outside really sucks.The skin on your hands dries out and becomes brittle. The knuckles on your right hand chafe pretty badly if you miss the strings with your pick.