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Uvattini Uqaalajunga - J' Appel chez nous - I Am Calling Home
By Geronimo Inutiq
February 18, 2023, 7:00 pm
Performance at NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 313 Highway 124, South River. Audio stream at NAISA Radio and broadcast outdoors at Ice Follies site at Shabogesic Beach, North Bay.
General $12, in-person tickets here. Free for broadcast.

Geronimo Inutiq will be in residence for the Deep Wireless Festival to create a new commissioned radio art performance based on his ongoing project "Uvattini Uqaalajunga - J' Appel chez nous - I Am Calling Home." The performance can be experienced live in three different ways. As an in-person performance at NAISA in South River, as a digital audio broadcast on NAISA Radio, and as a sited audio broadcast at Ice Follies.

The project was initiated by Geronimo Inutiq during a residency with the SAW Nordic Lab in 2020 and has evolved into an installation for the Canadian Centre for Architecture and also into a virtual broadcaster that transmits a community show in three languages - English, French, and Inuktitut. All of these have weaved together experiences of living in the north from multiple cultural perspectives.

The content of his performance at Deep Wireless will remix voices recorded at round table discussions on Feb 16 at 2 pm at NAISA in South River and 8 pm at the Digital Creator Lab in North Bay. The round table discussions will explore how notions of home are shaped by natural environments and how these are different across different regions and cultures in the Canadian North.

Inutiq's appearance is part of NAISA's Deep Wireless Festival of Radio and Transmission Art and is supported in part by funding from the Canada Council for the Arts. Thank you to Digital Creator Lab and Ice Follies Festival in North Bay for their support of the North Bay events in this project. Photo by Robert Geoffrion.
Remote Connections: In-Person and Online Audio Presentation
March 4, 2023, 7:00 pm
In-person at NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 313 Highway 124, South River or online web meetup.
General $12, Click Here for Advance Registration

Artists from the Deep Wireless 17 Album will come together to listen to and discuss their works. Join this diverse group comprised of artists from poetry, music, photography and visual art and listen to the works they made which offer very different personal responses to the theme Remote Connections.


Forced Migration by Michelle Wilson
February 4 to April 3, 2023. Open 10 am to 4 pm everyday except Tuesdays and Wednesdays
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 313 Highway 124, South River, Ontario
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In this interactive textile map, Michelle Wilson stitches together organic and technological material to memorialize specific bison killed, captured, or bred in an effort to save the species from extinction. “When viewers touch a segment of this journey, they will hear an associated story; not a straightforward narrative but a glimpse at the places, beings (human and non-human) and tales that have shaped our current relationships with bison.”

The audio stories in "Forced Migration" take as their focal point men who tried to control the bison establishing themselves as 'saviours', the bison who lived in reciprocity with one another and the Land, and the colonial system of conservation itself.

Sound design is by Angus Cruikshank. The textile map is made from wool (felted and roving), embroidery thread, conductive thread, glass beads, copper tape, wood and imitation sinew.