ᑲᑕᔾᔭᐅᓯᕙᓪᓛᑦ Katajjausivallaat, le rythme bercé

© N. Saunders, 2016

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© N. Saunders, 2016

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ᑲᑕᔾᔭᐅᓯᕙᓪᓛᑦ Katajjausivallaat, le rythme bercé

Exhibition
March 6-17, 2018
OBORO's gallery will be closed on March 13

Opening
Friday March 9, 2018, at 5 pm

in partnership with Festival de Casteliers

The installation ᑲᑕᔾᔭᐅᓯᕙᓪᓛᑦ Katajjausivallaat, le rythme bercé was created specially by Inuit artist Nancy Saunders for the Festival de Casteliers. It is presented in conjunction with FREEZE! by Dutch performance and visual artist Nick Steur. Saunders' installation includes suspended stone sculptures accompanied by a sound art piece grounded in throat-singing. The suspended stones sway to the sounds of singing kept alive by generations of women including Nancy Saunders, who proudly carry on this tradition through this contemporary work of art.

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Nancy Saunders

Nancy Saunders is a multidisciplinary Inuit artist originally from Kuujjuaq, in Nunavik (Northern Québec). She studied at Concordia University where she explored a range of media, including drawing, painting and sculpture. Her creative process blends traditional Inuit art with modern forms by exploring themes rooted in her ancestral heritage but using contemporary art approaches. In so doing, she hopes to sustain and renew the vitality of Inuit art. Nancy Saunders’ work was shown at the Montréal Visual Arts Centre’s McClure Gallery in 2015. More recently, she was selected to create an original artistic piece for the Canadian Museum of Nature’s Canada Goose Arctic Gallery as part of Canada’s 150th anniversary.