UPCOMING TORONTO PROGRAMMING — PLEASE JOIN US:

September 21, 2019, 4:15pm Sinaaqpagiaqtuut/The Long-Cut: procession performance — Toronto Biennial of Art/ The Bentway programming https://www.thebentway.ca/ , Start: 250 Fort York Blvd, Arriving at: 259 Lakeshore Blvd East

September 21, 2019, 7pm-9pm — Toronto Biennial of Art public exhibition opening including our Installation — 259 Lakeshore Blvd East

September 22, 2019, 12pm-5pm — Toronto Biennial of Art programming — BBQ and Activities, Small Arms Inspection Building https://smallarmsinspectionbuilding.ca/ , 1352 Lakeshore Rd E, Mississauga

Kinngait youth walk in their   personally relief printed and sewn parkas in Kinngait, Youth participating in Toronto performance: Salomonie Ashoona, David Pudlat, Kevin Allooloo, Saaki Nuna, Taqialu Pudlat, Kunu Pudlat, Janine Jaw, Cie Taqiasuk. Photo: Alexa Hatanaka

Kinngait youth walk in their personally relief printed and sewn parkas in Kinngait, Youth participating in Toronto performance: Salomonie Ashoona, David Pudlat, Kevin Allooloo, Saaki Nuna, Taqialu Pudlat, Kunu Pudlat, Janine Jaw, Cie Taqiasuk. Photo: Alexa Hatanaka

Sinaaqpagiaqtuut/The Long-Cut is a two-part procession that begins in Kinngait, Cape Dorset, NU, and continues in Toronto, culminating in an exhibition at 259 Lake Shore Blvd East. Collaborative works by youth participants are inspired by Kinngait-Toronto connections and look to the ways these distant places are tethered through waterways, art markets, artistic collaborations, and the night sky. 

In Kinngait, the procession involved community members celebrating the beginning of the new Lands and Community Leadership program, an EOI and the Cape Dorset Education Authority initiative, made possible by EOI’s collaborative youth-engaged artwork Future Snowmachines in Kinngait. In Toronto the procession performance is a reflective walk along the lakeshore, nuanced by shared memories held by the performers and the creation of new memories in real time, at points relating to places along the route, e.g. the EOI 2017 mural in Coronation Park, “Avatittinnik Kamatsiarniq”. 

Members of the public are invited to witness the performance and are welcome to respectfully follow behind the procession, while reflecting on their own relationship to place.

Performing in Toronto, Artists: Parr Josephee, Cie Taqiasuk, Saaki Nuna, David Pudlat, Janine Manning, Kunu Pudlat, Kevin Allooloo, Salomonie Ashoona, Oasis Skateboard Factory Fall 2019 Cohort, Ooloosie Ashevak, and PA System (Alexa Hatanaka and Patrick Thompson)

Sinaaqpagiaqtuut/ The Long-Cut Contributors: Embassy of Imagination 2019 participants, Parr Josephee, Cie Taqiasuk, Iqaluk Ainalik, Saaki Nuna, Moe Kelly, David Pudlat, Annie Oshutsiaq, Christine Adamie, Janine Manning, Kunu Pudlat, Kevin Allooloo and Salomonie Ashoona, Oasis Skateboard Factory 2019 Fall Cohort, Makoto Aoki Barrett, Moises Frank, Brandon Webster, Ooloosie Ashevak, Mathew Nuqingaq, Jamasee Pitseolak, Pitseolak Pootoogook, Evie Kelly, Leah Mersky, Jason Kenemy, Natalie Baird x Jonny Lush and the Pang Photo Club

Sinaaqpagiaqtuut/The Long-Cut is a project by Embassy of Imagination, produced by PA System. It is co-commissioned and co-presented by The Bentway and the Toronto Biennial of Art as part of the latter's inaugural event, running from September 21 – December 1, 2019. 

Sinaaqpagiaqtuut/The Long-Cut is made possible by the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Cape Dorset District Education Authority, Qikiqtani Inuit Association, Canada House, British Museum, Ontario Arts Council, The Government of Nunavut, Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, TakingITGlobal and XYZ STORAGE.

Makoto Aoki Barrett wearing armour collaboratively made with PA System and Oasis Skateboard Factory, to be worn in Sinaaqpagiaqtuut/The Long-Cut, Photo: Saajid Motala, Mixtape Photos