(In)tangible Archives: Films by Isuma

December 5, 2019 – February 17, 2020

Isuma, Angakkuiit (Shaman Stories), 2003, 52:00 minutes, film still. Courtesy of Isuma, Distribution Vtape

(In)tangible Archives: Films by Isuma
December 5, 2019 to February 17, 2020
Molson Community Gallery
Curator: Noor Alé
Reception: December 5, 7 to 9 pm

Complementing Northern Convergences, a screening of three films by artist collective Isuma investigate archives as both physical and oral repositories, contrasting Inuit histories and reflections on colonial exile, shamanism and museum collections. Isuma is the first Inuit production company in Canada, co-founded by Zacharias Kunuk, Norman Cohn, Paul Apak Angilirq and Pauloosie Qulitalik in Igloolik, Nunavut, in 1990. Isuma’s project at the 2019 Venice Biennale is the first showcase of art by Inuit makers in the Canadian Pavilion.

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