In this contemporary choreographed video artwork, Slay All Day, Alaskan Alutiq artist Tanya Lukin Linklater highlights sections of choreography informed by Robert Flaherty's film Nanook of the North and specific movement forms of Inuit athletics. The video was shot at Line Gallery in North Bay, Ontario with camera operator, Stephanie Fehr. In this piece, Lukin Linklater creates a work compelled by relationships between bodies, histories, poetry, pedagogy, Indigenous conceptual spaces (such as languages) and institutions. In her practice, she develops her choreographic works in close collaboration with dancers through a process of focused improvisation and investigations in the studio. Her choreography frequently draws from film and other sources. Slay All Day is a four minute video developed in collaboration with Toronto-based dancer, Ceinwen Gobert. This piece premiered online for Remai Modern and is making its live screening debut during iNuit blanche.
This project is presented by iNuit Blanche: