Félix Lajeunesse, Paul Raphaël + Zacharias Kunuk
HD Video Installation, 2012
Roloff Beny Gallery, ROM Level 4
Kobe is a contemplative portrait of daily life in the Arctic community of Igloolik. Originally shot in stereoscopic 3D, it creates a moving image tableau with depths and volumes that fluctuate and emerge as the eye wanders through fixed long shots. The video focuses on Kobe, a ten-year-old Inuit boy, who goes on a hunting expedition with his family.
Félix Lajeunesse and Paul Raphaël are a directing duo active in the world of films, multimedia installations, and commercials. They created the main video installations in the Canadian Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo in 2010 in collaboration with Cirque du Soleil, and directed the award-winning short film Tungijuq, starring Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq. Zacharias Kunuk is an Inuk filmmaker and producer from Igloolik, Nunavut, who directed Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner and was awarded the Order of Canada in 2005.