Fringe Arts

  • Northern Exposure

    Art Sumo Connects the World through Unknown Artists

    Despite not claiming to be an art connoisseur, Montreal engineer Naysawn Naderi has helped bring the world closer together through art, particularly through artists that have yet to make a name for themselves.

  • Weekly Spins

    Whole Lotta Love

    Diversity is cool, man. Ain’t No Love, a fresh quartet of MCs, shimmering pipes and slick electro production has really put some of that in their debut EP.

  • Frame to Frame

    Atmospheric Eeriness

    “Fear is the most amazing feeling of all,” says Patrick (John Hawkes) to our heroine Martha (Elizabeth Olsen), as the final act begins. With that line we’re hit with a realization – fear is the driving force behind Sean Durkin’s debut feature film. Underneath the lush cinematography, hiding behind the ominous score by Daniel Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans and present in almost every glance and gesture Martha makes, lurks a fear that dominates the narrative and spurs the plot onward. It’s also what keeps us glued to the screen.

  • Fringe Food

    An Anarchist Oasis

    Nestled inside the labyrinth that is the Pavillon Hubert-Aquin at the Université du Québec à Montréal lies an anarchist oasis. Deep within UQAM’s Human Sciences facility—whose drab layout belies its outspoken revolutionary namesake, Quebec author Hubert Aquin—I have become completely lost. Only the third person I stop shows the slightest hint of recognition at…

  • Fringe for the Holidays

    Local Craft Fairs Offer Up Unique Gift Possibilities

    The best parts of the holiday season are those things you can’t quantify: decorating your house, visiting your family, digging into fantastic meals, playing in the snow. That nice warm, cozy feeling you get when you sit back and contemplate the things you have to be happy for.

  • Inspiration in Isolation

    Malajube Come in From the Cold With La Caverne

    The cover of Malajube’s most recent album depicts a weird, glowing geometric house. Maybe not as strange as the lung-butterfly creature on the cover of their Polaris Prize-nominated 2006 album Trompe-l’oeil, but it’s still a little odd.

  • Weekly Spins

    Through Grief or Hallucination

    With the lure of a snake charmer, John Dwyer returns from the dark with Thee Oh Sees wielding a demon punk power.

  • An Underground Identity

    Alternative Jewish Culture in Film and Music

    For Punk Jews director Jesse Zook Mann, Judaism is more than just observing tradition, heritage and religious laws. “For us in New York, Judaism has kind of become sterilized,” said Zook Mann. He was called from California through Skype for a Q&A after the 20-minute long preview …

  • Fringe Food

    Delectable Free Screenings

    You may find yourselves asking entirely new questions. Questions, perhaps, of a theatrical nature: “Can food perform the same role as a movie star?” Of a social nature: “How can film further food?”Or, most annoyingly to your dearest friends, of a Deleuzian nature: “How is food a becoming-film and film a becoming-food?”

  • Updating a Forgotten Play

    Artists Breathe New Life into Witchcraft, the Last Witch Hanging in Britain

    Witchcraft, a rarely produced 19th century Scottish play, has been revived by Concordia researchers and is being preformed as the sum of three years of work this week. Associate professor Louis Patrick Leroux and PhD student Cristina Iovita are overseeing a team of designers, multimedia technicians, and a cast of 23 actors.