|Images from Tauqsiijiit
||[Aug. 14th, 2004|12:43 pm]
Today we have more images for you to see!
Victoria Mamnguqsualuk and Irene Avaalaaqiaq dropped into the Media Lab to see our project and tell us about their art. They are amazing textile artists from Baker Lake, Nunavut.
Victoria Mamnguqsualuk and Irene Avaalaaqiaq.
Here is Andre Morriseau from Aboriginal Voices Radio interviewing Sally Webster, Victoria Mamnguqsualuk and Irene Avaalaaqiaq.
(Right to left) Jayson Qajaaq Kunnuk, Randall, and Jobie all pose for the camera. Jayson is one of the artists exhibiting in Ilitarivingaa?, Randall is one of the youth artists-in-residence, and Jobie is the director of a documentary called Qallunajatut (Urban Inuk).
Top left clockwise: Tara Arnatsiaq-Barnes, Katarina Soukup, Cynthia Pitseolak and Charlotte Qamaniq-Mason have a look at the hydrophone (a microphone you can use underwater).
All photos courtesy of Nadya Kwandibens, another of our talented artists!
2004-08-22 06:55 am (UTC)
This is really cool
Say hi to Cynthia for me. It's Orvil.
It looks like you're having a lot of fun doing this stuff. I looked at your films and I liked Nana Man and Super Sedna.... cool Kung-Fu theme. Even the lips out of synch with the dialogue. I heard your interview on CBC Radio this morning (that's how I knew to look for this).
What's with the feet?????? I don't get it.
Hey, how about a follow-up to "Missing Sandi". I'm worried about her, lost in Chinatown. Maybe a job for SuperSedna....?
More seriously though: I like the exploration of the theme of indigenous and immigrant experience in Toronto. You could look more at the ways in which both groups carve out, or preserve and modify their niches in the city, and in Canada. How do both groups experience and display their culture as distinct from the backdrop of mainstream white culture. Both Nanaman, and Missing are good first steps on that path.
We look forward to seeing more of this. Jenna says hi, so does Asa, James and now.... Lydia.
All the best
2004-09-19 11:30 am (UTC)
Re: This is really cool
HEY!! IT'S CYNTHIA! YEAH, WE HAD SOO MUCH FUN THIS SUMMER IN TORONTO..!! HEY GUESS WHAT? I THINK I'M GOING TO BE DOING MORE OF THIS, WE ALREADY HAVE A GROUP NOW CALLED YUMI* (YOUNG URBAN MODERN INUIT) AND I THINK WE'RE GOING TO MAKE MORE VIDEO'S THIS YEAR..WITH THE OTTAWA GROUP. WICKED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HI ORVIL!! THIS IS SO COOL EH. ANYWAYS.... JUS WANTED TO SAY HI... TALK TO YÁLL SOON!!