Archive for the 'General' Category

Montreal artists present new Urban Plan for Lower Main

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

Eyebrows are once again being raised concerning the competence of urban planning on the Lower Main. First came the wholesale evictions and gutting of the now-crumbling historic block on the west side of the Lower Main, effectively transforming an area where entertainment once thrived into a dangerous and boarded-up eyesore.  Now, on the south-east corner of Ste. Catherine Street […]

Dumpster Dive Art Drive is seeking artists for infringement festival!

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

UPDATE (June 22) After a successful opening vernissge, the Dumpster Dive Art Drive has been on display in an undisclosed alleyway for the public to enjoy. One jogger who stumbled upon the opening said, “Thanks! You just made my day!” between chugs of red wine served to him in a brown paper bag. The great […]

A new plan is needed

Monday, February 15th, 2010

Following the release of the newest video designed to help save the lower Main from destruction at the hands of a developer, the developer in question, Angus, has said it needs more time to complete its project.

Destroy the Main in one easy step?

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Following the viral success of Lapdance for Prince Charles, the artists hoping to save Cafe Cleopatre and the lower Main from destruction have released another video, this time in both French and English. Rather than an appeal, it’s a parody

Burlesque dancers ask Prince Charles to Save the Red Light District

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

After having exhausted all other means of stopping the destruction of their performance space in the heart of Montreal’s historic Red Light district, burlesque dance troupe the Dead Dolls have turned to Prince Charles with a simple request: Save the Red Light District and Save the Main

Reclaim the Main challenge

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

What will you do to preserve the Main’s historic status, promote the interests of those who live and work there and protect against corporate intrusions?

Infiltrators needed: agents in town on Saturday, November 7th

Friday, September 25th, 2009

We feel that this is a blatant attempt at discrimination and scapegoating. After all, these supposed aliens aren’t evil. They aren’t harming anyone. They’re just trying to get by and aren’t even a drain. They eat the food that the rest of us throw away or don’t even consider to be food in the first place as this photo suggests

Time2Ad’s Matthew Alzubi calls OTL

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

Maybe they don’t want any record of what Time2Ad and Matthew Alzubi said to us to exist.

Cafe Cleopatra artists rally against plans to destroy their venue

Monday, June 1st, 2009

Montreal’s “Quartier des Spectacles” project is proceeding at a fast clip. The neighbourhood is currently undergoing major transformations as new parks are laid out, a state-of-the-art concert hall goes up, and select buildings are appropriated and destroyed to make way for “development”. Designed to transform Montreal’s old red light district and environs into a less-seedy […]

Augusto Boal (1931-2009)

Friday, May 8th, 2009

Forum Theatre, Image Theatre, Invisible Theatre and Legislative Theatre along with others form a tree of theatre forms known as Theatre of the Oppressed.  All were created by Brazilian theatre theorist, writer and director Augusto Boal who passed away Saturday at the age of 78. Boal is best-known for creating theatre techniques that allowed and […]