Monthly Archives: November 2015

CAN WE STILL PLAY? IN THE (POST) AGE OF MANUFACTURING?: ENJEUX by Kondition Pluriel (Marie-Claude Poulin & Martin Kusch) Theatre de la Chapelle Nov 25- 27

The french word “enjeu” often used in its plural form “enjeux” has a naturally plural and complex texture to it. In “enjeux”, one can describe a set of ideas, a set of conditions, the set of a “whole context of what is at stake”, or even more within its complex texture, “enjeux” can be defined as “the games that are at stake”. In that word, the plurality often comes in describing not one game, not one set of stakes, but the whole vista, the whole of what is at stake, the set and subset of games – in this case the games that make up the system of contemporary power and the way it is structured.
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About Town Nov. 26-Dec. 9

Tardes de documentales (November 26th, 18:30) – Una serie de documentales sobre la realidad migrante y Agricola en Canada presentaremos el Documental Esperanza, PQ (The Harvesters) de Diego Cedillo Mt https://vimeo.com/21157287 (English translation: Evenings documentaries - A series of documentaries on migrant and agricultural reality in Canada will present the documentary Hope, PQ (The Harvesters) Diego Cedillo Mt https://vimeo.com/21157287)
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Innovations en concert is hosting Hommage III: Gavin Bryars et la naissance de l’ambient. Continue reading

About Town Nov. 17-Dec. 5

subMedia.tv invites you to join them for
Protect the Territory: Stories of land defense against pipeline and industrial expansion //Territoires en batailles: resistances autochthones on November 17, 6pm an evening where we celebrate struggles of indigenous land defense with Toghestiy, Hereditary Chief of the Wet’suwet’en Likhts’amisyu Clan, Shannon Chief, Shannon Chief, from the Anishnabe Nation of the Ottawa River Water
Felipe Uncacia of the U’wa people from Colombia, Natasha Kanapé Fontaine, poet and Innu activist, André Pikutelekan, traditionnalist Innu from Pessamit, Marie-Hélène Parant and Video documentaries by subMedia.tv.

 Divan Orange and The Void Magazine invite you to THE VOID “STRANGERS” LAUNCH! So get down to the Plat and celebrate the launch of their STRANGERS issue. Readings from the finest up n coming writers, music like you’ve never FELT before! Brave the cold, kiss your friends, enter The Void, rub shoulders with a stranger, on November 26, 8pm. (Tix is $5)

Free City Radio — fall / winter 2015 community conference series @ la pass: Join Free City Radio in collaboration with La Passe and with the support of the Community News Collective at CKUT 90.3FM for a series of community lectures, on the first Tuesday of each month (started in October 2015) until 2016. This lecture series is FREE to attend, donations appreciated. Presentations will be recorded for radio broadcast on CKUT radio.

  The Concordia University Community Lecture Series on HIV/AIDS presents I Am Not Alone In This Way:
Queer and Black in Contemporary Art. The lecture will take place in Concordia University Community Lecture Series on HIV/AIDS (1455 de Maisonneuve Ouest), on December 1, at 7pm. The lecture will be in English. Admission is FREE. Doors open at 6:45pm.

Sur, a Montreal native, never regretted his decision to move to New York, despite the hoops he was expected to jump through as a resident alien and identifiable queer Black male. He was able to create a world for himself within the field of contemporary art beginning in the early 1980s – a fly in the buttermilk of a predominantly white contemporary art world. “I hadn’t realized how segregated the art world was then, not was I expected to be a survivor of the AIDS pandemic that was then in full dress rehearsal.”

The onset and struggle around AIDS and its effect on the art world would manifest itself during his co-directorship of the Gracie Mansion Gallery, a prominent East Village gallery named after his partner Gracie Mansion, beginning in 1982. ACT-UP would form in 1987. In 1988 Sur’s activist stance would have him leave his gallery position to help take care of artist friends living with HIV/AIDS while beginning a mission to set up and advise on their Estates. In the mid-1990s he was invited to serve on the Board of Visual AIDS, wherein he helped organize exhibitions of artists affected by HIV/AIDS and assisting in the creation of the Visual AIDS Archive Project which would become the largest archive documenting the works of artists with HIV/AIDS in the world.

For more information contact the Concordia HIV/AIDS Project by email at hivaids@concordia.ca or by telephone at (438)-932-1593 (http://hivaidsconcordia.wix.com/lectureseries)

Sarah Mangle invites you to her event: Launch: The All Ages Colouring Book of Worries and Reassurances by Sarah Mangle <3 <3 with artist Ezra Steam Train Moss Menuck <3 <3 <3, taking place on December 5th, in RATS 9.

Sarah is enthusiastically launching her 2nd colouring book project, The All Ages Colouring Book of Worries and Reassurances with a daytime party.

Ezra Steam Train Moss Menuck will be showing his drawings and sculptures in amazing installations.

There will be:
Snacks!
Art times!
Hang outs!

♥ WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE ♥ GENDER NEUTRAL BATHROOMS ♥ KIDS VERY VERY VERY WELCOME ♥ PETS WELCOME ♥

 

About Town Nov. 5 – 20th

Scrivener & McGill Improv Present: A Live & Hearty Starlit Eventide of Muse-Hallowed Verse Enacted by the Spontaneous Thespian ClubScrivener Creative Review and McGill Improv are combining forces! Join them for a night of fun times, live poetry reading, and improvised scenes inspired by their poets’ work. Also, there’s food! It will be on Nov. 11th, 7:30pm at Le Cagibi. 

Cité sans frontières / Solidarity City / Ciudad Solidaria (Montréal) présente ★ Party de financement et danse reggae // Reggae dance party fundraiser ★ Vendredi le 6 novembre, Cafe l’Artere (7000 avenue du Parc - metro Parc), à partir de 22h (jusqu’à tard!) $5 à $10 ou payez comme vous pouvez.

Eastern Bloc Lab is hosting a DECONSTRUCTING THE SCIENTOLOGY E-METER (workshop). The workshop is given by Jamie Allen and Shintaro Miyazaki, in the context of BPLTC II. The technological presents itself as the forward image of our desires, and these projections often cause us to hide what should be resolute disappointment or dissatisfaction. Often things that don’t work simply must, as we’ve invested so much time, effort, emotion and money in them. (We would feel rather silly admitting how cumbersome and dysfunctional our new laptop is, after spending several thousand dollars on it… yet it still can’t connect to the printer!). This rather legitimate disappointment we moderns often hide from ourselves is part of what makes all technologies in some sense ‘apocryphal’: dubiously authentic, spuriously reliable, and suspectly ‘functional.’ All thinking is speculative, and technologies absorb this speculation: from truth telling, to bodily enhancement, to cognitive amplification. (Saturday November 7, 2015, 1pm – 4pm – Sunday November 8, 2015, 10am – 4pm. Price: $30) To reserve your place, please email lab@easternbloc.ca (10 people max!)

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly presents Carrie Brownstein launches Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl in conversation with Jessica Hopper on Nov. 16th, 7-9pm (doors close at 5:30pm), at the Ukrainian Federation Hall. Carrie Brownstein is the guitarist in pioneering rock band Sleater-Kinney and the creator/co-star of the wildly popular television show Portlandia. Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl (Riverhead Books) is Brownstein’s debut, a candid, funny, and deeply personal look at making a life—and finding yourself—in music. Brownstein will be in conversation with Jessica Hopper, senior editor at Pitchfork and author of The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic (Featherproof Books). Tickets on sale 10am, Friday, October 9th. Available at 211 Bernard Ouest or online https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/carrie-brownstein-launches-hunger-makes-me-a-modern-girl-tickets-18998718679 $15 or free with a purchase of Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl (in store only) stop by (211 Bernard Ouest) or call (514-279-2224) to reserve a ticket with a credit card.