Coinciding with the release of A maze of collapsing lines, Chapter 3: Looking Down From Up, Gallery 44 will host artist Eldred Allen for a talk in conversation with Britt Gallpen. This event is free to the public and pre-registration is not required.
Looking Down From Up is a collaboration between Inuit Art Quarterly and Gallery 44, co-curated by Britt Gallpen, John Geoghegan (IAQ), Sophia Oppel, and Alana Traficante (G44). It begins a dialogue concerning digital photography and Internet access disparity between urban and remote communities, looking specifically at Inuit photographers in the North who are disproportionately affected by low broadband and sparse infrastructure. In addition to the online exhibition at collapsinglines.ca, each artist’s work is presented alongside a link to both their IAQ Profile and an artist interview conducted by John Geoghegan on the IAQ Online. Featured artists are: Eldred Allen (Rigolet, Nunatsiavut), Robert Kautuk (Kangiqtugaapik (Clyde River), Nunavut), Laisa Audlaluk-Watsko (Ausuittuq (Grise Fjord), Nunavut) and Mary Gordon, (Kuujjauq, Nunavik).
Eldred Allen is a photographer from Rigolet, Nunatsiavut, NL, who rigorously maps the world around him using a combination of hand-held, 360° photosphere cameras, drones, and 3D modelling.
Britt Gallpen is a writer, curator and Editorial Director of Inuit Art Quarterly.