Athina Lugez

  • The Hunt Begins Again

    Canada’s Earliest Film Restored and Presented at Concordia

    In The Land of the Head Hunters is a 1914 silent film that lingers between the genres of documentary and fiction. Written and directed by American photographer Edward S. Curtis, the motion picture showcases the Kwakwaka’wakw culture while focusing on a fictional plot. Recognized as the earliest surviving motion picture made in Canada, it was selected in 1999 for preservation at the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress due to its cultural, historical and aesthetic significance in cinema.

  • Dissecting Intersection

    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.

  • The Memory Keeper of New York City

    Photographer Ash Thayer Releases Book on Squat Communities in Manhattan’s Lower East Side

    In today’s gentrified New York City contaminated by bourgeois bohemians, it’s difficult to imagine how the sleepless Big Apple was once a cesspool of poverty and crime. Collective memories and photographs now serve as reminders of the city’s grittier days.

  • The Call of Autumn

    Folk-Pop Band Autumn Still Offer a Glimpse into the Consciousness of a Musician

    Autumn Still, a thriving pop-folk trio from Winnipeg, Manitoba, is the product of a long-term friendship bound by a shared passion for music. Set to release their new self-titled EP on Dec. 4, the band’s latest songs evoke themes of internal dialogue, relationships and isolation.

  • Bean Me, Cleanly

    Montreal Hops Aboard the Third Wave Coffee Movement

    Coffee has become Canada’s fuel. Every day approximately 65% of adult Canadians consume coffee, according to the Coffee Association of Canada.

  • Materializing the Land of the Rising Sun

    UQAM Exhibition Focuses on Japanese Aesthetics in Industrial Design

    The essence of Japan’s heritage can be found condensed into the aesthetics and design of the country’s material culture.

  • Snapshots of the Subconscious

    Lecture at Concordia to Discuss the Surrealist Movement’s Influence on Photography

    Independent scholar Ian Walker will explore photography’s role in surrealism at the upcoming “Speaking of Photography” lecture series organized by Concordia’s department of art history.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Storytelling Through Images

    Le Cinéclub Screening Silent Film in a Church to Introduce a Wider Audience to Classic Movies

    The identities of churches have significantly changed over the course of several years. No longer do they simply represent places of worship, but they have been appropriated and recently transformed into homes, shopping centres and now temporary movie theatres.

  • A Guide to Montreal Nightlife

    We’ve picked some of the best places to hang, dance and drink in the city. Though there are many more that we couldn’t fit in one article, this guide should set you up for a few weeks of fun weekends.

  • Narrating an Existential Crisis

    Concordia Student Explores the Shaping of Identity Through Places, Spaces and Time in New Short Stories Collection

    Jay Winston Ritchie is no outsider to Montreal’s literary scene. He made his debut last February with the release of his first set of poems titled How to Appear Perfectly Indifferent While Crying on the Inside.

  • A New Wave of Operators in Electro

    Operators Set Out to Reverse the Digital Production of Electronic Music

    As an ex-band member of the likes of Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs and Divine Fits, Dan Boeckner knows a thing or two about indie rock.


    Critical Hit is redefining the gaming industry with its mandate to convey messages of social change in upcoming video game developments.

  • Primal Urges

    Progressive Indie Four-Piece Bend Sinister Followed their Instincts on New Record ‘Animals’

    For West Coast indie band Bend Sinister, walking through a park or down the street is like turning on National Geographic—the band is fascinated with the idea that humans are no different from the beasts in the wild, choosing to base their latest album on humanity’s primal nature.

  • 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.

  • Six Montreal Restaurants You Haven’t Heard Of (But Need To)

    Looking to grab some grub over the weekend? Dig into these five new restaurants that are trending on the Isle of Montreal.

  • Rooted In Music

    Orchestral Folk-Pop Band Lost In the Trees Share Their Organic, Creative Process

    Ari Picker wanted to give his band “a dramatic feel to it” when he decided upon the moniker Lost in the Trees in 2007. Coincidentally, it’s the band’s music, not its name, that is helping keep Canada’s wilderness alive.

  • Art In the Lenses

    Artist Lucy Soutter to Explore the ‘Photographicness’  of Contemporary Art in Concordia Lecture

    It’s likely you’ve heard this cynical idiom that exists within the art world and other disciplines: “those who can, do; those who can’t, teach.” It might apply to your fresh-faced economics professor, but it certainly doesn’t apply to British artist Lucy Soutter.