A one of a kind, out-door art experience is coming to the North.
For the first time, a projection show will be travelling to communities across the NWT, bringing short films by Indigenous artists from around the world to residents.
The Northern Arts and Cultural Centre (NACC) presents EBB + FLOW: an art show highlighting the elements of nature through Indigenous storytelling.
“A lot of the pieces are about how traditional knowledge and culture can be fluid and flow through different mediums,” says Davis Heslep, project technician for NACC.
Taking the art out of the theatre makes this more accessible, he adds.
The event is free and will be kicking off its first show in Inuvik on March 7 and closing in Fort Smith on March 20.
The show schedule is as follows:
- March 7 – Inuvik – Chief Jim Koe Park
- March 10 – Norman Wells – Mackenzie Mountain School
- March 14 – Fort Simpson – Líídlįį Kúę Elementary School
- March 17 – Hay River – Aurora Ford Ice Arena
- March 20 – Fort Smith – Recreational Centre
There will be three showings every night from 7:30 p.m. until 9 p.m.
This event is in partnership with GLAM Collective.
The show must go on
“We have to find money,” says Marie Coderre, executive director for NACC.
The financial situation has been tough for NACC since the pandemic started.
Coderre explains it was a scramble to put this event together as funding came through last minute.
Now the centre operates on a month-to-month basis, assuming they can secure funding.
Since COVID and suffering a revenue loss of $400,000, “everything fell apart,” she said.
“We just tried to find money anywhere we could.”
Luckily sponsorship was secured and the show can go on.
Until Coderre can secure funding, future NACC programs are unknown.