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Joanna Malinowska, Umanaqtuaq
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Exhibition Photo Description:
In fall 2006, Malinowska made her journey to Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic to follow in the footsteps of Franz Boas, arguably the father of American anthropology, who was one of the first Western scholars to study the Inuit. Traveling to the Arctic nearly 120 years after Boas, Malinowska's "Umanaqtuaq" (which is an Iniktitut term describing large, heart-shaped island or float) presents material documenting her attempt at ethnographic research interviewing the local Inuit musician and Elvis Presley impersonator, Jimmy Ekho. The project is an outcome of very symbiotic relation: Ekho gets a taste of rock star popularity, Malinowska experiences her fantasy of a fieldwork while Elvis functions as a connective tissue between the Inuit musician and Polish artist. Beside its focus on curious example of cultural hybridization, the video could also serve as a 21st century update on Inuit life today, quite different from what once was documented by Robert Flaherty in his "Nanook of the North".

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