On September 27, as part of the exhibition “Deployment“, the Canadian Cultural Centre invites you to an evening with artist Emmanuelle Léonard and multidisciplinary artist and musician Geronimo Inutiq, renowned for his audio and video experiments remixing Inuktitut music and various film archives.
Conceived and hosted by Louise Déry, curator of the exhibition Deployment, this roundtable will be an opportunity to hear two voices, from the South and the Canadian Far North, on the experience of the Arctic territory and the groups of people who live and move there.
First, Geronimo Inutiq will introduce us to his approach to radio as a means of creating a northern community and will present the project J’appelle chez nous | I’m Calling Home | Uvatinni Uqalaajunga about “home”. Following a collaborative process established by the artist, in this sound performance the stories are transmitted by community radio stations and compiled into an audio archive to feed what he describes as a “memorial landscape”. After several iterations – initially within his Inuit community – Geronimo Inutiq has extended the project to several other partners keen to contribute to this communication of human memory.
This presentation will be followed by a discussion with Emmanuelle Léonard, whose exhibition Deployment is currently on show at the Canadian Cultural Centre. She will talk about her residency in Arctic territory with the Canadian Armed Forces as part of Operation Nunalivut, from which she brought back photos and videos of the cohabitation of Inuit communities, scientific and artistic researchers, soldiers, Inuit Rangers and mining operators.
In partnership with La Galerie de l’UQAM (Université du Québec à Montréal)