All posts in Montreal

Phi Centre’s Emergence and Convergence blooms with the space’s return

After nearly a third of the year in hibernation, certain physical art spaces are tentatively re-opening their doors. With reduced entrant numbers and some distancing measures put in place, it seems like there can be a return of semi-normalcy for galleries and the like. Phi Centre in Montreal has reopened their doors with its latest […]

National Theatre School’s Nell Gwynn

Every year, the National Theatre School in Montreal fosters exceptional acting talents and sends them out into the world of their craft. Not only does this afford the students their opportunity to show their abilities to the world, but the programming for the final year students often evokes a pertinent young voice on current issues. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]