ARCTICNOISE is a media installation by Geronimo Inutiq (madeskimo) that draws on film footage and sound materials source from the Isuma Archive at the National Gallery of Canada, as well as sound and film materials from the artist's personal collection and other ethnographic material. Conceived as an Indigenous response to Glenn Gould's celebrated composition "The Idea of the North". Inutiq will appropriate Gould's piece as a musical score, paired with new voices and imagery to produce a layered and multi-vocal work.
BLIZZARD: Emerging Northern Artists looks at indigenous artists working in the North who are using their traditions to forge new ideas around contemporary art. The exhibition and publication, in development for over two years, looks at the influence of Inuit and Northern traditional art forms and how these are translated by a younger generation of artists whose roots are in the North. How does the landscape and context of the North influence the visions of its young artists and how do our interpretations of that dreaming - our preconceptions about the North - influence our understanding? Curated by Artist/Curator Tania Willard, BLIZZARD looks at a younger generation of Northern Artists breaking barriers by questioning relationships that tie North and South.