Annie Pootoogook: Portrait of an Artist

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ᐊᓂ ᐳᑐᒍᖅ: ᐊᔾᔨᙳᐊᖅ ᑎᑎᑐᒐᖅᑎᒥᒃ

ᐋᖅᑭᑦᓱᐃᔩᑦ: ᑎᕙᓂ ᐊᔭᓕᒃ, ᒥᐊᓕ ᕗᓯᒥ, ᑯᕆᔅᑎᕙ ᒨᕆᔅ

ᑐᑭᒧᐊᑎᑦᓯᔨ: ᑯᕆᔅᑎᕙ ᒨᕆᔅ

ᐊᓂ ᐳᑐᒍᖅ: ᐊᔾᔨᙳᐊᖅ ᑎᑎᖅᑐᒐᖅᑎᒥᒃ ᑕᑯᒋᐊᕐᓂᐅᕗᖅ ᐃᓅᓯᕆᓚᐅᖅᑕᖓᑕ ᐊᓂ ᐳᑐᒎᑉ, ᐃᓅᓪᓗᓂ ᑎᑎᖅᑐᒐᑎᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ. ᑕᑯᓐᓇᕋᑦᓴᐅᓗᓂ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ (ᐅᖃᓕᒫᒐᑦᓴᐅᒐᔭᕐᓗᓂ ᖃᓪᓗᓈᑦᑎᑐᑦ), ᐋᖅᑭᓱᖅᑕᐅᓂᕆᔭᖓ ᐱᙳᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐃᓅᓪᓗᓂ ᒥᐊᓕ ᕗᓯᒥ, ᑐᓴᕋᓈᖅᑎᑦᓯᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᑎᕙᓂ ᐊᔭᓕᒃ, ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᔫᓅᖑᓂᕋᖅᑕᒥ ᓂᔾᔭᐅᓯᔭᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ. ᑕᕐᕆᔮᑦᓴᓕᐅᓲᒧᑦ ᑎᑎᖅᑐᕋᐅᔭᖅᑎᒧᑦ ᐊᓂᐅᑉ ᑎᑎᖅᑐᒑᖏᑦ ᓲᕐᓗ ᐊᐅᓚᔾᔭᑦᑎᑕᐅᒐᔭᑐᑦ, ᒪᓕᓕᖁᓪᓗᒍ ᐊᓂᐅᑉ ᑭᓇᐅᓂᕆᒐᔭᙳᐊᑕᖓ ᑎᑎᖅᑐᒐᖅᑕᒥᓂᖏᑕ ᓲᕐᓗ ᐃᓗᐊᓅᕐᓗᓂ ᑕᕝᕙᓂᑦᓴᐃᓈᖃᑎᒋᓕᕐᓗᒋᑦ.

ᑕᑯᓐᓇᕋᑦᓴᓕᐊᖑᔪᖅ ᐊᑐᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᙱᑦᑐᓂᑦ ᓴᓇᔭᐅᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᖅ Human Cargo−ᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ, ᒪᕐᕈᐊᖅᑎ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᖃᖅᓯᒪᓕᖅᑐᑦ ᐃᓄᓐᓂᑦ ᑕᑯᕋᓐᓈᖅᑎᑦᓯᓲᓂᑦ ᐋᖅᑭᓱᖅᑕᐅᕙᓪᓕᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ (ᐅᖃᖃᑎᖃᖃᑦᑕᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐊᓂᐅᑉ ᐊᓂᖓᓂ ᒎᒥᒃ) ᑭᙵᕐᓂ, ᐋᑐᕚᒥ, ᑐᕌᓐᑐᒥᓪᓗ 2018ᒥᑦ−2020ᒧᑦ. ᑕᑯᓐᓇᕋᑦᓴᐅᓕᕋᔭᕐᓗᓂ ᐅᑭᐊᑦᓵᖓᓂ 2020−ᐅᓕᖅᐸᑦ. ᐳᐃᒍᕋᑦᓴᐅᖏᓪᓗᓂ, ᐊᑦᑐᖅᑕᐅᓇᕐᓗᓂ ᑕᑯᓐᓇᕋᑦᓴᓕᐊᖑᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᐅᖃᖃᑎᒌᓕᕈᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥᐅᑦ ᑕᑯᕋᓈᖅᑐᑦ ᖃᓄᖅ ᐃᓅᓯᕗᑦ ᐊᑐᕐᓂᖃᓪᓚᕆᓂᖓᑕ, ᐊᑦᑐᖅᑕᐅᒍᓐᓇᕐᓂᑦᑕ ᓴᓇᐅᒐᕐᓄᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑲᔪᓯᒐᓱᐊᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᕆᓚᐅᖅᑕᖓᑕ ᑖᑦᓱᒪ ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐅᖃᑕᐅᓂᐸᐅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᑎᑎᖅᑐᒐᖅᑎᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ.


Annie Pootoogook: Portrait of an Artist is an exploration into the life of prolific Inuk artist Annie Pootoogook. Presented in Inuktitut (with English surtitles), the production will be performed by Inuk actress Miali Buscemi and live-scored by Juno Award winning performer Tiffany Ayalik. A film animator will transform Annie’s still art into moving animation, to enable the character of Annie to physically enter the world of her art and exist within it.

This multi-media theatre project is Human Cargo’s second collaboration with Inuit theatre artists and will be developed (in consultation with Annie’s brother Goo) in Cape Dorset, Ottawa and Toronto between 2018-2020. Its premiere is planned for the fall of 2020. This haunting, poignant production will be an important dialogue with Canadian audiences about the preciousness of life, the power of art, and the unbridled endurance of one of Canada’s most influential artists.

Creative Team

Tiffany Ayalik

Tiffany Ayalik, Co-Creator, Performer


Miali Buscemi

Miali Buscemi, Co-Creator, Performer


Christopher Morris  

Christopher Morris, Co-Creator, Director


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