Arts & culture, Films

It is said to happen from time to time
Inuit Arts Festival

Thursday, August 2, 2018 –
Saturday, August 4, 2018
5 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Admission is free


Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Integrated Complex
1515 St. Catherine W.
Room FOFA Gallery, EV 1-715



Curated by Asinnajaq
FOFA Gallery Courtyard, 1515 Ste-Catherine West

(English will follow Inuktitut)
(La version française suit l'anglais)

Glenn Gear ᐊᔾᔨᙳᐊᖅ: ᒋᓕᓐ ᒋᐅᕐ, ᐊᔾᔨᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅ ᓇᐃᑦᑐᒥ ᑕᕐᕆᔭᓕᐊᖑᔪᒥ ᖃᑉᓗᓈᑦ, 2016. — Glenn Gear, Kablunât (video still) (2016). Image courtesy of the artist.



ᐅᖃᐅᓯᐅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᑉᐸᖕᓂᖓᓂ ᐃᓛᓐᓂᓚᐅᓱᖓᕐᒥ
ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ ᓴᓇᐅᒐᓄᑦ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᓂᐅᔪᖅ

ᐊᐅᔭᓕᕈᑦ 2, 3 ᐊᒻᒪᓗ 4, 2018-ᒥ
FOFA ᑕᑯᓐᓇᒐᖃᕐᕕᒃ ᑯᐊᑦᔮᑦ

ᑎᓪᓕᑕᕐᓃᑦ ᖁᙱᐊᖅᑕᐅᓂᐅᕗᖅ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᖃᑎᒌᒃᑐᓂ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓴᓇᐅᒐᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᖓᓐᓂ ᐊᐅᓚᑕᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᓄᖕᒧᑦ ᐅᖃᖅᑎᐅᔪᒧᑦ ᐊᓯᓐᓇᔭᖅ. ᐅᖃᐅᓯᐅᕗᖅ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᑉᐸᖕᓂᖓᓂ ᐃᓛᓐᓂᓚᐅᓱᖓᕐᒥ ᑕᐃᔅᓱᒪᓂᑐᐊᕐᒥ ᐃᓅᑉ ᐱᒋᐊᕈᑎᒋᕙᒃᑕᖓᓂ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖅᑐᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ. ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᕗᖅ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ ᓴᓇᐅᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᓂᑦ, ᖁᙱᐊᖅᑕᐅᕙᒃᑐᓂ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᑕᕐᕆᔭᓕᐅᖅᑎᓂᑦ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᐃᔪᓂ ᓄᓇᕐᔪᐊᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᐅᓪᓗᒥ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖅᑐᐊᕐᓂᒃᑯᑦ. ᑕᒪᕐᒥᒃ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕐᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᐊᑭᖃᙱᓚᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᒪᑐᐃᖓᕗᑦ ᐃᓄᓕᒫᓄᑦ, ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓪᓗᑎᒃ FOFA ᑕᑯᓐᓇᒐᖃᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᑯᐊᑦᔮᑦᒥ ᐆᒻᒪᕆᒃᑐᒥ ᓄᓇᓖᑦ ᕿᑎᐊᓂ ᒪᓐᑐᕆᐊᒥ.

ᐅᐱᑉᐳᒍᑦ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓂᑯᓂ ᐃᓕᓴᐱ ᐃᓄᒃᐳᖕᒧᑦ ᐊᑕᐅᑦᑎᒃᑰᖃᑎᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᒥ ᑎᓪᓕᑦᑕᕐᓃᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᓲᑎᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ. ᐃᓕᓴᐱ ᐃᓄᒃᐳᒃ ᓴᓇᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᐊᖏᔪᐊᓗᖕᓂ ᑲᑎᙵᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᕼᐊᓐᓇᓚᖓᓐᓃᑦᑐᓂ ᓴᓇᔭᐅᑦᑎᐊᖅᓯᒪᔪᒻᒪᕆᖕᓂ ᕿᑐᙵᐅᔭᓂᑦ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᒐᓵᓗᖕᓄᑦ, ᐅᔭᐅᕆᔭᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑲᖅᑐᐊᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᕕᓕᒫᒥ. ᐅᓇ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᖃᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐊᕙᑕᖅ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᓄᑦ. ᓂᕆᑎᑦᑎᓂᖃᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᔪᓚᐃ 21-ᒥ ᖁᕕᐊᓲᑎᖃᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓕᓴᐱ ᐃᓄᒃᐳᒃ ᓴᓇᐅᒐᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᑐᖅᐸᓚᐅᖅᑕᖏᓐᓂ. ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖅᑐᐊᕐᓂᕐᒥ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓱᕈᓯᓄᑦ.

ᑎᓪᓕᑕᕐᓃᑦ 2016
ᑎᓪᓕᑕᕐᓃᑦ 2017


It is said to happen from time to time
Inuit Arts Festival

August 2, 3, 4, 2018
FOFA Gallery Courtyard

Tillitarniit is a festival that celebrates Inuit art, film and culture, led by Inuk curator Asinnajaq. "It is said to happen from time to time" is a classic Inuk way to begin a story. The event features Inuit artists, performers, and filmmakers who shape our world today through storytelling. All events are free and open to the public, taking place in the FOFA Gallery Courtyard in vibrant downtown Montreal.

We are proud to exhibit the work of Elisapee Inukpuk in conjunction with this year’s Tillitarniit festival. Elisapee Inukpuk created a large collection of hundreds of intricately-made dolls over many decades, inspired by Inuit stories from across Nunavik. This exhibition runs from July 16 to August 17, 2018 in the York Corridor Vitrines and was put together in partnership with Avataq Cultural Institute. A reception will be held on July 21 to celebrate Elisapee Inukpuk’s art and her legacy. The event will feature a live storytelling event for people of all ages.

Consult the 2016 and 2017 editions of the Tillitarniit Film Festival.


On dit que cela arrive parfois
Festival d’arts inuits

Les 2, 3 et 4 août 2018
Cour extérieure de la galerie FOFA

Dirigé par la commissaire inuite Asinnajaq, le festival Tillitarniit célèbre l’art, le cinéma et la culture inuits. « On dit que cela arrive parfois » est un énoncé par lequel les Inuits commencent traditionnellement une histoire. L’événement réunira des artistes, des interprètes et des cinéastes inuits qui façonnent le monde d’aujourd’hui grâce aux contes. Offertes gratuitement aux membres du grand public, ces activités se dérouleront dans la cour de la Galerie FOFA.

En marge du festival Tillitarniit 2018, nous exposerons avec fierté les créations d’Elisapee Inukpuk. Pendant plusieurs décennies, Elisapee Inukpuk s’est inspirée d’histoires inuites des quatre coins du Nunavik pour confectionner des centaines de poupées d’une facture des plus raffinées. La collection sera installée du 16 juillet à 17 août dans les vitrines du corridor York et est organisée en partenariat avec l’Institut culturel Avataq. Une réception aura lieu le 21 juillet pour célébrer l’art et l’héritage d’Elisapee Inukpuk. Seront offerts à cette occasion des ateliers de narration pour toute la famille.

Consulter les éditions 2016 et 2017 du festival de film Tillitarniit.

"In anticipation of our Tillitarniit festival, we would like to share this work, She Falls For Ages by Skawennati, an artist who was born on Kahnawake Mohawk Territory. This work talks about the origins of Turtle Island, the location where Tillitarniit takes place. Skawennati takes the Haudenosaunee origin story and reimagines it from the position of the future. The theme of this year's Tillitarniit is "It is said to happen from time to time," a phrase which, to me, means that these stories are not of the past, but have the potential to re-occur or unfold constantly. She Falls For Ages so beautifully articulates this notion. I would love to invite you all to please take twenty minutes of your time for this astonishing work."

— Asinnajaq, Curator and co-Founder
of the Tillitarniit Festival

Photo & Video Documentation — Documentation photo et vidéo

Video documentation by Tiffany Le — Documentation vidéo par Tiffany Le

ᑕᕐᕆᔭᓕᐊᒧᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᕆᓂᖓ — Film Descriptions
— Descriptions des films

ᕿᑎᖅᑰᑦ ᐋᒍᔅᑎ 2 — Thursday, August 2 — Jeudi 2 août

ᐅᓪᓗᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅ ᐋᒍᔅᑎ 3 — Friday, August 3 — Vendredi 3 août

ᓯᕙᑖᕐᕕᒃ ᐋᒍᔅᑎ 4 — Saturday, August 4 — Samedi 4 août

ᖁᙱᐊᖅᑕᐅᕙᒃᑐᑦ — Performers — Performeurs et performeuses

Tillitarniit Partners

The Tillitarniit festival is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Government of Canada, Concordia’s Office of Community Engagement, Concordia IITS Cinemas, Indigenous Directions Concordia University, and Avataq Cultural Institute

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