Brandon Lorimer

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 […]

Alice and The World We Live In tackles the mountain of grief

Currently having its world premiere, Alice and The World We Live In at Centaur Theatre is a complicated affair centred around grief and memory. Written by Alexandria Haber and directed by Centaur Theatre’s artistic director Eda Holmes, Alice finds us encountering the titular Alice (Jane Wheeler) at the halfway point of a treacherous hiking trail […]

Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives

When one thinks about historical Egyptian culture, it is hard not to think beyond the scope of what popular media and our education have focussed on: the great pyramids, the curious pantheon, the rules of pharaohs, the traditions with death, and, of course, mummies. And while “Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives” at the Montreal Museum […]

Siminovitch Prize in Theatre 2019 shortlist announced

This past week, the Siminovitch Prize in Theatre announced the shortlist for candidates in the field of directing. The generous award offers $100 000 (CAD) to a theatre practitioner in Canada who has spent a decade or more contributing noteworthy work to the climate of Canadian theatre, in an effort to allow that artist to […]

Fred Herzog- Chasing Vancouver’s fading colours

There’s a tired and tiring cliche when it comes to the arts and the public eye that if you haven’t made your mark by your early to mid-20s, you aren’t going to. It is a silly, regressive, and boring idea, but can often wear on artists coming into their own at whatever pace they are […]

The statues and sculptures of Montreal

With the changing of the guard from summer to fall almost upon us, the prevalence of outdoor arts events begin to dwindle. Especially in Montreal, where festivals and public events fill up the vast majority of spring and summer, you can feel a total paradigm shift. While the streets aren’t yet snowed in, ceasing almost […]

18 Shades of Gay going grey- iconic Montreal installation ending

For the last decade, if you were to take a walk through Montreal’s Gay Village- the vibrant and strongly LGBTQ+ neighbourhood along St. Catherine Street- you would be privy to a brilliant icon of joy and pride hanging above you. A vast stringing of multicoloured resin balls, aligned in spectral order, an atomized pride flag […]