Representing Place

Mapping the Ice: Arctic Aesthetics and the Materiality of Place

Posted in maps, student presentations by mjcaraccioli on March 24, 2010

Francoise Oklaga and Martha Noah - The Right Spot

There are entire worlds beneath the surface of what we see…

Ananaisie Alikatuktuk - Taleelayu and Family (1976)

Entire histories swim beneath our gaze, oblivious to our categories as we are to theirs…

Manasie Akpaliapik - Shaman Summoning Taleelayu to Release Animals (1989)

And yet these worlds often intersect through our most basic sensations, desires, and impressions…

Parr - My People (1961)

They come together in that sense of meaning that precedes all constructions and ideology…

Paul Akkuardjuk - Winter Camp (1974)

We often try to grasp these realities from high above…

Pacome Kolaut - Bear Hunt (1967)

We fail to see that their permanence is in what lies below…

Pitseolak Ashoona - Summer Camp Scene (1974)

For in the silence of that which lies within can be found great horizons filled with love and struggle…

Luke Anguhadluq - Drum Dance (1970)

All of which fall flat before the greatness of the universe…

Janet Kigusiuq - Upiknivik Summer Camp (1992)

And as its landscapes trickle down the furthest reaches of the globe: solitary and untouched in the distance…

Mary Okheena - The Strange Drummer (1992)

We feel its breath in all we touch and all we see, slightly deeper than the sea…

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