Laura Hirsh’s “Alan and Ada” – An Interview with Eva Morrison

The 33rd edition of “Salon: Data” at Eastern Bloc, “Écho-Systèmes” will feature Laura Hirsh’s interactive project Alan and Ada.  Laura, an emerging artist and coder in Montreal, works with notions of new media and technology, exploring themes of artificial intelligence and surveillance in our digital age and gender disparity in technology. Influenced by theories of cybernetics, […]

An Interview with Nahed Mansour – Eva Morrison

Toronto-based artist Nahed Mansour’s recent work annexes representations the figure of “Little Egypt” in American popular culture, exploring the contradictions that arise as she is fetishized and popularized yet cast as an immoral “Other”. Little Egypt’s introduction of belly dancing in her emblematic performance at the 1893 World’s Fair lead to her assertion of self […]

Sadie Mallon’s “How to Care for a Limp Thing” – An Interview with Eva Morrison

Sadie Mallon–”How to Care for a Limp Thing” video stills. In an interview with Yiara Online’s lead contributor Eva Morrison, Concordia undergraduate artist Sadie Mallon discusses her recent work “How to Care for a Limp Thing”. The video piece explores acts of care; how we care for others and what we get–or do not get–in […]

Rajni Perera’s “My Dreams Started Dancing” – An Interview with Eva Morrison

Laval’s Suburb triennial, “Triennale Banlieue!: Là où se prépare le future”, is showcasing 17 Canadian artists whose work touches on suburban identity; ruminating on the larger migrations or everyday commutes, the expanding population, and both the utopian and dystopian perspectives that make the outskirts of the city a place where “the future is prepared”.  As […]

(INTERVIEW) From the Ground Up: In Conversation with Montreal Artist Sophia Borowska

Our English editor, Danica Pinteric, recently sat down with Montreal-based, Concordia-graduate and interdisciplinary artist, Sophia Borowska, to discuss her upcoming solo show, Lot, at Gamma (November 23 – December 12). Lot is an exhibition dedicated to the vacant lot that was once home to the Omnipac Building – an abandoned factory for cardboard boxes turned community meeting place situated at the intersection of Avenues Parc and Van Horne. A mix of photography and sculpture, Lot presents Borowska’s meditation on ephemerality, orientation, memory, and attachment in relation to the space.

(INTERVIEW) Yiara Meets Micheline Chevrier, Artistic Director of Imago’s Her Side of the Story: Revision to Resist

From October 31 to November 5, Imago Theatre, a Montreal feminist theatre company, presents Her Side of the Story: Revision to Resist, a festival of four contemporary plays by four female playwrights and four female directors. Imago Theatre is dedicated to the act of “re-visioning” as defined by the following quote. “The act of looking […]

“I belong and you belong”: A Conversation with Girl’s Club

By Amelia Wong-Mersereau On April 23rd, 2016 I sat down with Emmett Rose and June Moon of Girl’s Club Inc. to discuss their T-shirt initiative and the community around Girl’s Club. Emmett and June are Montreal-based artists who founded Girl’s Club as a T-shirt company and an inclusive space for femininity. In our conversation, the […]