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Paaqtuq: A Tupik Mi Film
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Paaqtuq: A Tupik Mi Film

March 23, 2024
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us for a screening of Paaqtuq: A Tupik Mi, a film by Michael Conti and produced by Holly Mititquq Nordlum. Presented in conjunction with   Protection: Adaptation and Resistance, the film focuses on traditional Inuit tattooing as a way to find identity, healing, and strength in the face of Western society.

Free admission to film. Reserve Seats Here

Michael Conti is a photographer and filmmaker living and working in the land of the Dena’ina people in Anchorage, Alaska. He earned a BFA from the University of Alaska Anchorage, and an MFA from Lesley University College of Art and Design. His video work has been shown at the Nam June Paik Art Center in Seoul, South Korea, ContainR at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada and won awards at the Anchorage International Film Festival.  In 2016 he mounted a solo exhibition at the Anchorage Museum entitled “Stick and Puck.”   He has been included in numerous juried and group exhibitions nationally and internationally, as well as 20 solo shows. He received a project award from the Rasmuson Foundation in 2006, 2015 and 2022. He is a Connie Boocheever Fellow from the Alaska State Council on the Arts in 2011. He is a term instructor of photography at the University of Alaska Anchorage.

Owner of Naniq Design, Holly Mititquq Nordlum is an artist, a graphic designer, public art contractor, traditional Inuit tattooer and a hopeful social justice insister. Using many mediums: .printmaking, painting, filmmaking, and tatooing  to express her ideas about life and issues of native people in todays world. Nordlum received a Bachelor of Fine Art Degree in Graphic Design and Photography from the University of Alaska Anchorage.   Nordlum was named a Time Warner Fellow with the Sundance Film Festival, and received an Art Matters grant, and a Humanities Forum grant for her work documenting the Tupik Mi Project (traditional Inuit tattooing) – which was also featured in the New York Times Lifestyles Section Summer 2018, a Rasmuson Individual Artist Award, and was named to the Smithsonian’s Nation Museum of The American Indian’s Artist Leadership Program.  

ASL interpretation is available by request. Please e-mail Patricia Sigala by March 19th at: patricia.sigala@dca.nm.gov