Brandon Lorimer

The precious battle of independent theatre funding

This past week in Halifax, Nova Scotia, a major victory for independent theatre funding- and the cultural value of the city- was announced. The Bus Stop Theatre Co-Op has been promised $250 000 by the Halifax Regional Municipality towards the company’s plans of purchasing and renovating the building that houses the theatre. While the campaign […]

hollow mountain by Rock Bottom Movement filled with absurd heart

To start, I will always have a soft spot for weirdness. If something is masterfully beautiful in presentation but mediocre in meaning, I don’t care. But if something is bizarre and dreadful, I will always prefer the latter. Thankfully, hollow mountain by Rock Bottom Movement is both bizarre and brilliant. The company coming from Toronto […]

Magic Art comes to Moscow- a retrospect of Salvador Dalí

There has never been an artist more identifiable than Salvador Dalí- in both his work and his person. The surrealist was a pioneer of the movement, and his influence is unprecedented. His melting clocks of The Persistence of Memory and his elephants with elongated limbs in The Elephants are icons in the artistic zeitgeist. And […]

Lost early Yayoi Kusama works unearthed at The Smithsonian

We all lose things- socks, keys, letters, wallets. And as the people who run galleries are human too, they are just as susceptible to misplacing things of importance. And just as when you lose that sock and eventually forget about it, so too do correspondences and works get forgotten about after being lost in the […]

Siminovitch Prize in Theatre winners for 2019- Maiko Yamamoto and James Long

At the end of last month, the Siminovitch Prize in Theatre- one of the most lucrative awards presented to theatre creators in Canada- announced this year’s recipient. The Siminovitch Prize winner for 2019 strays from a major norm of previous recipients, particularly as this year the prize has been granted to a pair of practitioners. […]

Cadavre exquis at Phi Centre- the exquisite corpse of VR

The Phi Centre in Montreal recently celebrated the opening of its next collection of VR experiences. cadavre exquis at Phi Centre hosts artists of high renown, some well versed in virtual reality endeavours, and some well-known artists- including Marina Abramović- making their first foray into this ever-growing field of expression. The exhibition gathers some inspiration […]

Phil Collins and Eva & Franco Mattes- the intimacy of medias

The Phi Foundation in Montreal has just celebrated the opening of two concurrent exhibits, consisting of the works of Phil Collins and Eva & Franco Mattes. Two vastly different collections housed in adjacent buildings, both present to us visions of our relationship with two of the most prevalent media we interact with daily: music and […]