Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Background info on the Iqaluit murals posted the other day:

.....Jonathan Cruz & Cellina Kalluk 2006 (Cruzcontrol)
.... Jonathan Cruz & Patrcik Thomson 2007 (Patricks profile)

Visit the ALIANAIT website for more info:
"...It all began one spring day when Alianait President Heather Daley looked out of her office window at the big, grey, ugly wall across the street: “We have to do something about that wall!” Two local artists happened to be in her office at the time and presto! The Alianait mural was born. The mural was........ "(

Saturday, July 26, 2008




... been collecting graffiti from the Arctic since year 2000. Always wondering why there isn't any native motives in those tags, peaces, stencils, street arts etc.
My master thesis is about Ilulissat Graffiti. You know, the place with the "melting icebergs" during summer. You can view part of my collection at:
Thanks to the artists and many friends sending me images of Arctic graffiti.
Here are some from Iqaluit - courtesy of KGH.

If you're asking yourself; " there a lot of graffiti in Iqaluit?" The answer (according to my sources) is no. One of the reasons maybe the 50+ police force, active & visible during the day/night, which ...... tagging is though supposed to be popular...
And yes, the masterpiece is sponsored by the authorities; it's legal. Unfortuanatelly I do not know the name of the artist. My best guess is Jonathan Cruz (local artist) or someone from down south doing a workshop for the local youth.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Aka's new co-production

Woody The Toothpick

NUFF 2008 workshop film by
Group #2

Bjørn Nordang (Norway)
Katrina Tomasicka (Latvia)
Aka Maria Koch Hansen (Greenland)
Josefina Larsson (Sweden)
Sergey Kislov (Russia)
Workshop leader: Tanja Meding (USA)
Script: film group #2
Actors: Bjørn Nordang, Bojan Vuletic, Josefina Larsson, Katrina Tomasicka, Tanja Meding
Camera: Aka Maria Koch Hansen, Bjørn Nordang, Katrina Tomasicka, Sergey Kislov
Sound: Jesefina Larsson
Animators: Josefina Larsson, Sergey Kislov, Bjørn Nordang
Stop Motion: Aka Maria Koch Hansen
Editors: Josefina Larsson, Bjørn Nordang
Sound Editor: Kate Tomasicka
Music composed, arranged and played by: Eirik Fjelde, Jonas Sivertsen, Hogne Rundberg, Øyvind Nygård, Kjetil Karolius, Truls Olsen, Bojan Vuletic

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Friday, July 11, 2008

Parkour - accentuating important aspects of urban self-reflection

Parkour documentary by Julie Angel following Dan Edwardes and Forrest from Parkour Generations as they teach parkour to young people in schools and community groups across London

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

ITK President Mary Simon In The House of Commons

National Inuit Leader Mary Simon, President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, speaks in Canada's House of Commons following the Apology to students of Residential Schools delivered by Prime Minister Stephen Harper on June 11, 2008.