giovedì 14 dicembre 2017

Isuma per il Canada

Dal sito Canadian Art segnaliamo che il collettivo Isuma rappresenterà il Canada alla prossima edizione della Biennale di Venezia 209

Articolo " Born in 1957 in a sod house on Baffin Island, Zacharias Kunuk was a carver in 1981 when he sold three sculptures in Montreal to buy a home-video camera and 27-inch TV to bring back to Igloolik, a settlement of 500 Inuit who had voted twice to refuse access to outside television.
Now, Kunuk is preparing to present films by Isuma—the groundbreaking and award-winning Inuit video-based production company he co-founded in nearly three decades ago—at the 2019 Venice Biennale.
“Oral history and new technology match,” says Kunuk, who with Isuma won the Caméra d’Or at Cannes in 2001 for the Inuktitut-language feature Atanarjuat (The Fast Runner). “I am trying to do this with my videos—tell the story behind how we lived. We try to make everything authentic so a hundred years from now when people see our films they’ll know how to do it.”
The National Gallery of Canada made the announcement today that the artist collective Isuma, led by Kunu....  "

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