Critical Writing Index

A Ceremony To Provoke Your Curiosity: Amethyst's Universe opens in Montreal

by Meredith Cohen

The McGill Daily, Oct. 12, 1995

Meredith Cohen delves into the gender bending multimedia solo performance which is Atif Siddiqi's Amethyst's Universe, "an invocational ceremony to provoke your curiosity." Based on a need to escape an oppressive and flawed reality, Siddiqi, who grew up in Pakistan where his gender expression was under constant scrutiny, wrote Amethyst's Universe from cumulated dairy entries. Working with musicians and multimedia projections Siddiqi weaves in and out of a binary gender structure in a "voyage that captures the senses, spirit, and the mind."

ITEM 1995.112 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Amethyst's UniverseAtif Y. Siddiqi

Amethyst's UniverseTobias Tinker

Amethyst's UniverseGuy Thouin

Amethyst's UniverseEvan Green

Amethyst's UniverseGordon Flood