The exhibition Landings marks the starting point of a long-term research project that investigates the narratives – both historical and contemporary – that serve to construct claims of sovereignty over the people, histories, land and resources
As a means of bridging polarized histories and encouraging dialogue between canonized, contested and elided histories, this exhibition brings together ostensibly discordant modes of image-making and storytelling. By enabling points of contact, this multifaceted and cross-disciplinary project seeks to challenge modes in which constructions of future histories of the North are to be articulated.
The exhibition features a new body of commissioned work by Canadian artist Dustin Wilson, as well as the film Atanarjuat - The Fast Runner (2001), by Canadian Inuit director Zacharias Kunuk, and Old Photos (1973) by Joanasie Salamonie with Canadian Inuit photographer and sculptor Peter Pitseolak.
New works and materials will be added to the exhibition periodically in attempts to augment points of dialogue and to trouble and expand on notions of sovereignty.
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Special screenings of Atanarjuat - The Fast Runner by Zacharias Kunuk:
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2pm: Inuktitut with English subtitles
Wednesdays and Fridays at 2pm: Inuktitut with French subtitles
Saturday June 15th at 2pm: Inuktitut with English subtitles
Saturday June 22nd at 2pm: Inuktitut with French subtitles
Saturday June 29th at 2pm: Inuktitut with English subtitles
Saturday July 6th at 2pm: Inuktitut with French subtitles
Outside of the schedule, the film is on continual play in the gallery.
Running time: 172min
Photo Credit: Double exposure, rapids and houses, trading post at Inoukdjuac, QC, 1921(?) Captain George E. Mack, Probably 1921, 20th century MP-0000.597.292 © McCord Museum