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Wednesday, August 19 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm
(Panel Discussion) ARCTICNOISE: Dialogues

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Join us for an event that includes an artist talk by Geronimo Inutiq, a discussion of the curatorial process by Britt Gallpen and Yasmin Nurming-Por, and a presentation by Christine Lalonde, Associate Curator, Indigenous Art, National Gallery of Canada. These will be followed by responses from two local respondents (TBC).


ARCTICNOISE is a media installation by Geronimo Inutiq (madeskimo) that draws on archival film footage and sound materials sourced 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 ethnographical 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.

At its crux, ARCTICNOISE intends to initiate conversations between various communities, Indigenous and non-Indigenous, and to provoke thoughtful exchange about the roles of Inuit orality and materiality in a post-colonial space within the context of new media artwork. New media, with its appropriative and collage-like nature, is employed as a specific strategy to foster a multi-vocal and multi-generational approach to these sensitive issues.
ARCTICNOISE is presented in collaboration with Ethnographic Terminalia and the 21st International Symposium on Electronic Arts (ISEA). Click below for event info on additional programming.

ARCTICNOISE: Related Programming –

Aug 15: WORKSHOP | Terminus: Archives, Ephemera, and Electronic Art @VIVO –

Aug 15: PERFORMANCE | Geronimo Inutiq at FUSE/DISTURBANCE (Aug 15) –

Aug 5–22: EXHIBITION | ARCTIC NOISE @grunt gallery –



Britt Gallpen

Independent Curator
Britt Gallpen is a writer and curator based in Toronto, Canada. She is currently the co-curator of iNuit Blanche, an all-night, city-wide circumpolar art project scheduled for 2016. Her current research considers the shifting landscape of Canadian practice alongside the legacies of... Read More →
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Yasmin Nurming-Por

Independent Curator


Wednesday August 19, 2015 6:30pm - 8:30pm PDT
Native Education College 285 E 5th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 1H2
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