A concert and a conversation, Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools is the meeting place of two people, and the North and South of our country. Inuk artist Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory and queer theatre-maker Evalyn Parry met on an Arctic expedition from Iqaluit to Greenland. Now sharing a stage, these two powerful storytellers map new territory together in a work that gives voice and body to the histories, culture, and climate we’ve inherited and asks how we reckon with these sharp tools.
In the Inuktitut language, when a knife is dull, it is said to “have no face”. The word “kiinalik” translates to mean the knife is sharp – or, “it has a face”. Embodying the stories of their heritage, Evalyn and Laakkuluk put a face to the colonial histories, power structures and the changing climate that lie between them.
Please be at the Unitarian Church of Montreal for 12:30 p.m. We will be leaving the Unitarian Church of Montreal at 12:45 pm and taking the metro to Espace Libre (Frontenac metro / 1945 rue Fullum).
Tickets cost 25$ (cash). Please sign up to attend the event here, or on the bulletin board in Phoenix Hall.
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We will be offering childcare at the Church during the event! Contact us for more info.