Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory and Jamie Griffiths, Silaup Putunga Iluani [Inside the Hole in the Universe], 2018. © Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory and Jamie Griffiths. Photo: Jamie Griffiths

Ikumagialiit [Those that need fire]

Saturday, November 16, 2019
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST
National Gallery of Canada Auditorium
380 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, ON K1N 9N4

Join us for the world premiere of Ikumagialiit [Those that need fire].

Ikumagialiit [Those that need fire] is a new performance art band with Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, Christine Tootoo, Cris Derksen and Jamie Griffiths. The Ikumagialiit quartet is egalitarian, bringing together four strong women from different disciplines, across generations.

Turning towards the question of how to hold space for fear when pressure is mounting, Ikumagialiit takes on the metaphor of the bowhead whale, learning how to breathe in the depths and exploring Inuit practices of meditation and spiritual skill-building to make this journey.

Ikumagialiit was commissioned by the National Gallery of Canada for Àbadakone | Continuous Fire | Feu continuel. Funding has also been provided through The Inuit Art Foundation’s Kenojuak Ashevak Memorial Fund.

Free event.

Note: This performance contains high visual and audio stimulation, audience interaction and sexual content.

Saturday, November 16, 2019, 1:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m.
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