Category Archives: Culture

Meg Hunter presented by Agora de la Danse at Usine C (Oct.13-15)

Hunter / Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods © Iris Janke

Hunter / Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods © Iris Janke

Discovering traces in the land of small things that linger around her body….a cartoonesque body, a shamanist chanting ritual…” Meg Stuart, Damaged Goods Website

Stretched onto different surfaces and ricocheting across media, interior states refract and resonate in a shared world…” Meg Stuart, Damaged Goods Website

Cette masse de souvenirs, elle la lance en vrac sur le plateau, les retaillant ensuite un par un. Elle souffle : « Ces actions m’ont donné le sentiment d’influencer à la source même de ces blessures ». DFDANSE

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About Town: August 2016

August Listings!
Learn about the latest events taking place in Montreal:
(This list is constantly updated throughout the month)

//Under Pressure XXI
//Blues du Centre-Sud : Hommage à Josée Yvon
//Ho Tam: Artist as Publisher
//Sommet Noir
//Salon du livre Queer entre les couvertures
//Fierté Afro Pride : Come make your statement
//Art Hives Summer Institute
//Writing While Black
//City Farm Market
//Workshop: Beekeeping!
//TransHackFeminist 2016
//Collective Culture Montreal
//Marché au troc 2016
//South Boogie – Vernissage des oeuvres de Sentwo Figueroa
//Buy & Sell Used Textbooks Consignment Style! [Fall 2016 Edition!]
//Festival des savoirs partagés
//Charmaine A. Nelson Book Launch
//TOTUM Zine Exhibition No.2
//Painting Meet-U

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Under Pressure XXI
August 10 to 14

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Phi Center’s Sensory Stories & DHC Gallery’s Joan Jonas’ From Away

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Joan Jonas. They Come to Us without a Word, 2015. Installation view, Wind (2014-2015), Room 3, multimedia installation. United States Pavilion, 56th Venice Biennale, Italy. Photo: Moira Ricci, courtesy of the artist

Julian Jaynes’ 1976 book, The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral mind, put forward the hypothesis of  “the loss” (former existence) of a particular function one part of the brain, formerly had. Jaynes hypothesized a brain split in half, one half “speaking”, actively outwardly doing, and the second half receiving, as it were, “listening” and obeying. That in this lost way our brain formerly worked, lateralized into two halves, the one that received “messages”, would then send those messages to the other half of the brain to then act out those messages. Sound vaguely familiar? Yes, ‘hearing voices’, “the bicameral mind was experienced as a different, non conscious mental scheme wherein volition in the face of novel stimuli was mediated through linguistic control mechanism and experienced a auditory verbal hallucination”(Wiki).

But hang on, don’t jump off the wagon of Jaynes’ theory just yet, because it might have some weight when one thinks that before our secular age, hearing godly voices was a (normal) thing. “Rather than making conscious evaluations in a novel or unexpected ways situations, the person would hallucinate a voice or “god” giving admonitory advice or commands and obey without question. “(Wiki). “One would not be at all conscious of one’s own thought processes per se. “ (Wiki)
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Dragonroot Radio: Collective Culture Montreal (Aug. 19 – 21)

CC MTLOn the last episode of Dragonroot Media, the hosts talked with Keesha Chung & NèNè Myriam Konaté about the upcoming CC: MTL!

CC:MTL is an all access weekend that celebrates the voices of innovative BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Colour) in Canada. CC:MTL brings creatives together for conversations, hang outs, performances and parties.

Dragonroot Media is a weekly radio magazine that focuses on gender issues. It airs every week on the Tuesday Morning After show from 8h30am to 9am on CKUT 90.3FM

LISTEN >> Tuesday Morning After – Dragonroot Media – CC: MTL

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About Town: July 2016

July Listings!
Learn about the latest events taking place in Montreal:
(This list is constantly updated throughout the month)

//Série d’animations sur l’accrochage ethnographique des musulmans dans les institutions culturelles canadiennes
//Feminist Book Club meeting
//Picnic Social for game lovers and lady game-makers
//Steelpan Festival
//Screening: Profiled
//Fund-raising night of queer women of colour poetry & song
//Sound of the Mountain
//Café l’Artère fête ses 5 ans
//Drawing series commemorating female, trans and gender non-conforming iconic musicians.
//Festival d’expression de la rue

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[About Town] Portraying Heterodoxy: Love U Lovecraft at Théatre de La Chapelle March 22- April 2

A gruesome stage with distressed walls. The inside of a manor of past great glory. A “great house”, as it were. This great house has something of a rootedness, something of an invasiveness especially after the incident. The house with the vines that will soon overrun it, the detritus state it will soon be in also being the detritus state its two inhabitants will live with it.

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[About Town] Softmachines at the End of Time: A Review of Ragnar Kjartansson’s The Visitors, on display at Montreal’s Musée D’Art Contemporain, February 11- May 22, 2016

Stones only, the disjecta membra of this Great House,

Whose moth-like girls are mixed with candledust,

Remain to file the lizard’s dragonish claws.

The mouths of those gate cherubs shriek with stain;

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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 ♥