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A White Light: A remarkable series of videos recreating Inuit stories from Canada's Arctic makes its way from Igloolik to France's newest high-tech art centre

by Peggy Gale

Canadian Art, Winter 1998, v. 15, no. 4, pp. 58-65

Nineteen videotapes of work by Inuit artists from Igloolik were exhibited in A White Light, at Le Fresnoy, in Tourcoing, France. The political content of the videos are discussed in relation to the venue, a somewhat new school. The Videos are produced by Igloolik Isuma productions, an Inuit owned production company founded by a women's video workshop. The works hover between contemporary drama and historic documentary. The production of videos is discussed in the context of Igloolik's rapidly changing social climate and the unique difficulties encountered in the region.

ITEM 1998.032 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

QulliqIgloolik Isuma Productions

Quaggiq (Gathering Place)Igloolik Isuma Productions

Nunaqpa (Going Inland)Igloolik Isuma Productions

Nunavut seriesIgloolik Isuma Productions

Atanarjuat (the fast runner)Igloolik Isuma Productions / Paul Apak / Cohn and Anne Frank