Nuuk-based Aka Hansen is a trailblazing member of the country’s new generation of emerging filmmakers. While much of her work is made with a Greenlandic audience in mind, her experimental shorts and horror features have garnered just as much attention from international viewers.
Originally from Newfoundland, Montreal-based animator, filmmaker and visual artist Glenn Gear is often inspired by the exploration of his identity as an urban Inuk with ancestral ties to Nunatsiavut. Working with moving images and installations, the artist captures the liminal space between natural and built environments.
Included as part of this year’s Nuit Blanche in Montreal, QC, the a multimedia installation piece “Memory Keepers /Gardiens des mémoires” by Jesse Tungilik, Jason Sikoak, Megan Kyak-Monteith, Darcie Bernhardt, Tom McLeod, Glenn Gear and Caroline Monnet took over the FOFA Gallery courtyard at Concordia University to explore themes of memory, tradition and urban life.