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ISEA2015: The 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art
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Tarah Hogue

grunt gallery
Curatorial Resident
Vancouver, BC
In conjunction with ISEA, grunt gallery is pleased to present ARCTICNOISE by Geronimo Inutiq. ARCTICNOISE is a media installation 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”, (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MeTImOtqYc) Inutiq will appropriate Gould’s piece as a musical score, paired with new voices and imagery to produce a layered and multi-vocal work. The project is presented as a prototype, intended to shift and morph with each subsequent iteration allowing Inutiq to continually incorporate additional voices, perspectives and critiques into the work itself.

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. The hope is that by reframing archival sources alongside contemporary technologies and materials, insightful and affective connections will emerge. As a multimedia work, ARCTICNOISE aims to re-purpose past Inuit visual and sound media in an attempt to conflate temporalities of past and present with the aims of repurposing and mobilizing understandings of Inuit art aesthetics

Opening Reception: Monday, August 17, 7-11 pm, grunt gallery (116-350 East 2nd)

ISEA Workshop: "Terminus: Archives, Ephemera, and Electronic Art," Saturday, August 15, 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, VIVO Media Arts (2625 Kaslo Street)

ARCTICNOISE: DIALOGUES: artist and curatorial talks plus discussion with Christine Lalonde (Associate Curator, Canadian Prints and Drawings, National Gallery), Wednesday, August 19, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Native Education College (285 E 5th Ave)