Art on the Screens 2017

Art on the Screens 2017

Let's Inspire! Join us every Monday from May - September at Mississauga Celebration Square for your weekly dose of screen based art featuring local, national and international artists. Be inspired on an evening stroll through the Square by these unique and compelling pieces.

Pictured onscren: Pivot by Fedora Romita

*Please note Art on the Screens will not run on Monday July 3, Monday July 17, Monday August 7 and Monday September 4*

Darn Windy by PA System, 2015

High in the arctic, above the tree line, a blizzard blows and the young people hike through it head-first. This film will not be translated into English.

A "mysterious, evocative portrait of creativity, resilience and resistance out on the land." - CBC

About the artists:

PA System (Alexa Hatanaka and Patrick Thompson) work in textile, printmaking, painting, video, and public art. Embassy of Imagination is their ongoing project with Kinngait youth (Cape Dorset, NU).

Drawings: Moe Kelly, Parr Etidloie, Audi Qinnuayuaq, Joanasie Tunnillie, Laimiki Toonoo, Alexa Hatanaka

Actors (in order of appearance): Susie Saila, Parr Etidloie, Leevai Toonoo, Audi Qinnuayuaq, Moe Kelly, Saaki Nuna, Tommy Quvianaqtuliaq, Ezeevadluk Samayualie, Johnny Samayualie, Joanasie Tunnillie, Iqalu Quvianaqtuliaq, Latch Akesuk, Charlie Tunnillie, Solomonie Ashoona, Iain Ross, Joseph Pinguartuq, Isacie Jr Shaa, Alexa Hatanaka, Oqittuq Shaa, Cie Taqiasuq, Charlie Pudlat

Throat Singing: Josie Saila

Thank you: Ooloosie Ashevak, Kootoo Onalik, Peter Pitseolak School, West Baffin Eskimo Co-op, Leah Mersky, Tobin Grimshaw, Ben Walker, Maggie Etidloie, Aaron Skoblenick

Playing Out by PA System and Embassy of Imagination, 2017

This video chronicles two Embassy of Imagination mural projects:

PILIRIQATIGIINGNIQ: A Project by Embassy of Imagination in partnership with Nunavut Arts and Crafts Association and Mural Routes

"Piliriqatigiingniq" is a pillar of Inuit traditional knowledge meaning to work together towards a common goal.

Artists: Latch Akesuk, Aoudi Qinnayuaq, Parr Josephee, Cie Taqiasuk, Julieta Arias, Moises Frank

Youth Mentor: Joseph Pinguartuk

Facilitators: Alexa Hatanaka and Patrick Thompson (PA System)

Artist acknowledgements:
Embassy of Imagination would like to acknowledge the funding support of Canada Council for the Arts, Government of Canada Department of Canadian Heritage, and StreetARToronto. Many thanks to Kinngait Studios and the West Baffin Eskimo Co-op. Thank you to Well and Good, Joseph Pinguartuq, Ooloosie Ashevak, Tobin Grimshaw, Leah Mersky, Pam Jarrett, Councillor Wong-Tam, Councillor Pam McConnell, Tom Davidson, Kate Hoffman, Hostelling International Toronto, St. Lawrence Market BIA, Oasis Skateboard Factory, Lauren Hortie, and William Huffman!

QANUQTUURNIQ: A Project by Embassy of Imagination in partnership with MU

"Qanuqtuurniq" is an Inuit societal value meaning to be innovative and resourceful.

Artists: Saaki Nuna, Tommy Quvianaqtuliaq, Johnny Samayualie, Salomonie Ashoona.

Youth Mentors: Parr Josephee, Susan Rowsell

Mural Assistants: Seayenna Lee, Aidan Price-Bottenberg

Facilitators: Alexa Hatanaka and Patrick Thompson (PA System)

Artist acknowledgements:
Embassy of Imagination would like to acknowledge the funding support of the Canada Council for the Arts, TakingITGlobal, and the generous donations of: Paul Desmarais III, Eric Boyko, Simon Dupere, Stephanie Lariviere, Fabrice Morin, Thomas Cockburn, Daniel Forest, Julie Godin, Sacha Haque, Francois Lafortune & Anna Chif, Gregoire Baillargeon and Pamela Jarrett. Thank you to Maison Jean Sauve for the in-kind accommodation, and First Air for flight discounts. Thank you to Christine LaLonde, Kevin Nearing and Dakota Michaud, The Cutts Family, Pascale Arpin, Jason Botkin and Amy Peebles.

Ghost Noise, 2010

Ghost Noise leads the viewer into the magical world of third generation Inuit artist, Shuvinai Ashoona. The film mirrors the poetry found within Ashoona's meticulously detailed drawings that deftly reflect personal experience, psychological perception, Inuit mythology and the arctic landscape. As Ashoona states, "Everything's a ghost noise... It's good to listen to them but it's not good to learn it."

About the artist:
Marcia Connolly is an award-winning filmmaker, cinematographer and video-journalist. Her independent films have shown internationally and nationally, including at the Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume in Paris, the Toronto International Film Festival, the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), the Edinburgh International Film Festival, the Vancouver International Film Festival, the Smithsonian Institute, and the Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival.

Juried selection in partnership with the City of Mississauga Public Art Program.

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Free Event
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