LEVEL 2, GALLERY 25
CANADA, BORN 1991
LIVES AND WORKS IN TIOHTIÀ:KE (MONTREAL)
Three thousand 2017 is an art film and documentary directed by Inuk visual artist, writer, filmmaker and curator Asinnajaq aka Isabella Rose Weetaluktuk. Mixing animation with archival footage, the film explores cinematic representation of Inuit culture. The 14-minute documentary dives into the past, present, and future of Inuit people presenting these images in a new light.
This is the first work by an Inuit artist to be included in the NGV Triennial.
Asinnajaq, the daughter of university professor Carol Rowan and filmmaker Jobie Weetaluktuk, is from Inukjuak, Nunavik (Quebec). Her practice includes filmmaking, writing and curating. She co-created Tilliraniit, a three-day festival celebrating Inuit art and artists, as well as Isuma’s show for the ‘Canadian’ pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale. Asinnajaq’s performance video Rock Piece (Ahuriri Edition) 2018 is currently touring in art galleries and film festivals around the world.