Fringe Arts

  • Short Listing

    Alexander MacLeod Grabs Giller Nod for Light Lifting, Makes It to Montreal

    Until recently, Alexander MacLeod was not a name you’d necessarily recognize when it came to Canadian literature.
    That’s about to change.

  • An Inspiring Account of Non-violent Resistance in Palestine

    “Death, stealing and uprooting the trees are one and the same,” says an old landowner, looking to the horizon where Israel planned to erect its infamous wall in early 2004.

  • Friendly Factory

    Budding Label Re-Claims Old Factory to Harness Local Music

    rom the ashes of an old industry rises a new one.
    The remains of the old Crane factory building in the south west borough of St. Henri have been reconfigured to house lofts and Crane Records.
    “[Crane Records] is an artist collective recording space,” said Jenna Harkness, one of the label’s members.

  • Modern Mythmaking

    Montreal author Claude Lalumière knew he was an atheist by age 10, as did graphic artist Rupert Bottenberg.
    But neither of them quite knew how to reconcile their beliefs—or lack thereof—with their obsession with cryptomythology and ancient superstitions.

  • Une Carte Postale

    Local Band Postcards Keep It Real with Electronic Sound

    Great things come in twos: shoes, socks, eyes, mittens, ears, lungs, kidneys, chopsticks and now, local band Postcards.

  • Possible Worlds

    Cosmic Love and Murders in Space

    Anything is possible in a sci-fi world. Possible Worlds attempts to portray that onstage.
    A scientist simultaneously lives on several dimensions of existence. In love with the same woman in each of his alternate realities, he yearns for her contact but contact is seldom.

  • Blue Hawaii

    A Band Who Won’t Surf the Same Wave Twice

    Blue Hawaii has reasons to be melancholic about Art Matters events.
    “It was actually on the Art Matters Opening Party night we decided to make music together,” explained Alex Cowan, who, along with Raphaelle Standell-Preston, comprise the two-piece electro-pop group.

  • Water: A Right or a Commodity?

    Whether it’s mineral, flavoured, sparkling or simply flat, buying bottled water has become a habit for the young.
    Liz Marshall’s documentary Water on the Table, featuring Maude Barlow, demands an answer to the question of whether water is a commodity or a right.

  • Having a Gas

    “We are, all of us, after a myth, I think,” Peter Dubé says in his new book Subtle Bodies: A Fantasia on Voice, History and René Crevel.

  • Yarn Wars

    Local Artist Transforms With Colour

    If you have recently wandered around the Mile End or Plateau, you may already be familiar with Heather Utah’s yarn bombs.