KABLUSIAK |Suviittuq! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ • Can’t be helped/Too bad! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
18 SEPTEMBER 2021 – 27 NOVEMBER 2021

Image courtesy of the artist.

KABLUSIAK |Suviittuq! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ • Can’t be helped/Too bad! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

This installation is my attempt at working through my family’s experience with residential schools, the idea of trauma tourism, and managing discomfort with absurdity. Materials include a plastic doll, a plate and cup from Grollier Hall, a custom printed photo backdrop of Tuktoyaktuk cemetery, Halloween music, and a Halloween decoration.

KABLUSIAK is an Inuvialuk artist/curator who uses Inuk ingenuity to create work in a variety of mediums including, but not limited to, lingerie, soapstone, Sharpies, bedsheets, felt, and words.

Quyanainni to: Holly Nasogaluak Carpenter, Missy LeBlanc, Koji Naganawa, Josh Vettivelu. Image of Tuktoyaktuk Cemetery courtesy of Koji Naganawa.

This exhibition is part of the 22nd imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, which runs from October 19 to 24, 2021.