WOUNDS – Saint Lo.

Saint Lo. is a Montreal-based folk, indie, pop-rock band with roots that stretch across the continent. Their songs are nuanced and layered, featuring hypnotic vocals, profound lyrics, and intricate harmonies. Their lyricisms touch upon the various themes of complex emotion: vulnerability, isolation, connection, nostalgia, loss, and hope. The band members are Isabella Harned, Bashu Naimi-Roy, […]

MUSEUM – Hazel Thexton

Hazel Thexton’s piece depicts modern women’s grooming products, as seen through the lens of a future society’s exhibit on archaic, restrictive beauty practices. This postmodern frame aims to recalibrate our understanding of contemporary grooming and beauty norms as self-evident and normal. The viewer must reconsider their usual reaction of shock or derision to similarly framed […]

MY DREAMS STARTED DANCING – 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 […]

MAKEUP (GRAFFITI ON FACE) – Raheleh Salim

A historical Islamic revolution took place in 1979 in Iran that changed the life of people, especially that of women. Before 1979, women were not questioned because of their appearance in the streets. Wearing hijab became compulsory in Iran during the first few months after the Islamic Revolution in 1979. Gradually the government’s propaganda, policies, […]

ZIPPED UNDERWEAR SERIES – Ursula Oberhozer

In the last year, many sexual assault and harassment cases towards women have been uncovered, involving high ranking and powerful men. These cases probably represent the tip of the iceberg of sexual misconducts of the entire year. In many cases, women were criticised and blamed. The drawings and the series of under-wears represent women’s right […]

SHOWTIME! (to be said with an exclamatory voice while raising your hands in the air) – Roxa Hy

SHOWTIME! (to be said with an exclamatory voice while raising your hands in the air) & other moments from Roxa Hy on Vimeo. SHOWTIME! (to be said with an exclamatory voice while raising your hands in the air) & other moments addresses the spectacle and hidden labors. The SHOW starts with the Miss France anthem as […]

CONSEXUAL – Alex Apostolidis

Mainstream pornography is filled with images of violence, misogyny and insecurity. I want these images to challenge the power dynamic presented in typical erotic imagery that we consume these days by being ambiguous, yet consensual and confident through composition and lighting. Redefining the sexuality in gender ambiguity, these images are challenging the idea of femininity […]