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Chorus Effect by Nicole Crozier. 2014. Oil painting. 5 x 8 ft.

Framing and troubling identity: Celebrating Ottawa artist Nicole Crozier

Nicole Crozier’s paintings and portraits are fascinating meditations on identity and gender production. Leaping off Judith Butler’s Gender Trouble, Crozier’s work could be summed up by the words, “Identity Trouble.” Through the visual medium of oil painting and photography, Crozier troubles the notion that we have a stable, unique, inner identity. As Butler opens up […]

Photo of Aaron Carr and Rachelle Rafailedes in Moving Parts by Laurent Philippe

The modern beauty of L.A. Dance Project

Do you love dance? Looking for something fun to do on Wednesday evening?  Then consider checking out the L.A. Dance Project performance tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. at the National Arts Centre. Founded in 2012, this modern dance company is dedicated to creating new works as well as reviving seminal pieces. Two original works are on the programme for […]

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SAW Video launches Cultural Engineering

When planning a revamp of some of Ottawa’s most iconic arts and culture venues — namely through the Arts Court Redevelopment — who better to turn to for help and creative input than a gallery that’s been around for 42 years? SAW Video has launched Cultural Engineering, a project that is being produced in partnership […]

Photo of Tawiah M'Carthy by Jeremy Mimnagh.

Solo show is a journey of self-discovery

The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion. – Albert Camus I am not sure if I agree with the famous French existentialist writer Albert Camus, but the above thought did cross my mind while thinking about the one-man show […]

Networking at ConnectOtt

ConnectOTT to bring execs and young professionals together

It’s amazing when leaders in their chosen fields give of their time and expertise to people looking to grow their careers. This Thursday, March 12, young professionals will meet with executives from various industries over different parts of a three course meal at the Chateau Laurier to get career advice and make connections.  Now in […]

Wilderness of Manitoba. Photo courtesy of Killbeat Music.

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend?

March has begun and with it the event season begins to rev back up. People will start to release albums in the coming months, there will be garage sales galore, and everyone’s mood improves. There’s plenty of comedy, art and music coming up this weekend to kick off some March madness! Start things off by […]

Image tirée du film "Meurtre à Pacot" de Raoul Peck - Film d'ouverture du Festival DiverCiné

Basement 819 du 4 mars 2015 :: Les tulipes ont vu leur ombre! Le printemps s’en vient! On épluche les programmations de Scène Ontario, Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival et du Festival DiverCiné.

Basement 819 se prépare déjà à accueillir les tulipes. On est optimistes. On est prêts à recevoir en pleine figure le temps doux! En attendant, on se projette vers l’été. Constatez par vous-mêmes! Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival  (du 25 au 28 juin) Chaque année, ce festival accueille la plus grande compétition de bateau dragon sur […]