Aanmitaagzi is pleased to present ALL MY R(el)ATIONS, a large-scale multi-structure installation and performance on February 10, 2023 at 7 pm. The performance will take place as part of the Opening Night festivities of Ice Follies 2023. ALL MY R(el)ATIONS is part of our multi-year project, All My R(el)ations, a multi-disciplinary project of gathering, reflecting, and dreaming that explores the themes of relationality and resource capacity.
When developing this work we looked at stories around the abundance that was present when the first person arrived at this world, contemplating this abundance and our role within it. We explored stories of the rationing of our culture, language, traditional territory, and ourselves. The installation and performances were created collaboratively with our artists and community members through our ongoing weekly winter workshops series.
We are also excited to co-present Paper Canoe Projects’ Prophecy Fog, created and performed by award winning theatre artist Jani Lauzon. The performance will take place over two nights at Big Medicine Studio on February 16 & 17 at 7 pm.
Ice Follies is a site-specific biennial festival that takes place on frozen Lake Nipissing (Nbisiing) near Shabogesic Beach (Shaabgiizhig Jiigbiik). The 2023 theme “Thin Ice” (Nbagzi Mkwam) looks at our shifting landscapes and communities, including our changing relationships with our environment and each other. This is Ice Follies’ 10th Edition, and they are celebrating this year with free performances, large-scale art installations, community engaged artworks and activities, and a curated look-back at the history of this one-of-a-kind festival.
For more information, please visit www.icefollies.ca or contact Aanmitaagzi at firstname.lastname@example.org or (705) 474-2227.
*Note: Shabogesic Beach was formerly known as Marathon Beach.
Our Fall/Winter workshop series continues in the new year as we gear up for Ice Follies in February! The workshops will start up again on January 10 and run until February 9 following the same schedule as before. After Ice Follies, they will start back up and run from February 28 to March 9.
Newcomers are always welcome!
Ice Follies 2018 – Closing Reception
February 19, 2018 (Family Day)
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Marathon Beach – North Bay, ON
Looking for something fun to do this Family Day? Come check out the closing reception for this year’s Ice Follies. We will be serving Hot Chocolate and Cool Artist Talks out on the ice, and our interactive arts installations provide an opportunity for the whole family to explore, engage, and experience. Hope to see you there!
Ice Follies Community Visioning Session
February 15, 2018
7 pm at Big Medicine Studio
Ice Follies invites all interested parties to attend a community visioning session / roundtable discussion at Big Medicine Studio on Febraury 15, 2018 starting at 7 pm. The festival organizers want to hear your feedback, ideas, and visions for the future. What does Ice Follies mean to you? What are we doing well and what could we be doing better? Where should Ice Follies go from here? Hope to see you there!
For more details, check out the event page on facebook.
Photo by Liz Lott
Ice Follies / Mikwamiike
February 9 – 20, 2018
Opening – Marathon Beach, February 9 at 5 pm
Aanmitaagzi has once again teamed up with the Near North Mobile Media Lab and White Water Gallery to present Ice Follies 2018. Ice Follies is biennial festival of contemporary and community-engaged art on frozen lake Nipissing. Audiences are invited to engage with works situated off shore from the North Bay waterfront (Marathon Beach) and along the shores of Nipissing First Nation. This year’s theme is Exposing to Strengthen:
The creation of ice roads requires the clearing of snow to expose the ice to the cold. The snow is cleared well beyond the used roadway to ensure safe ice thickness from the center to the edges of the used portion of the ice road. What do we bring to light, allow or expose so a strengthening can occur?
For this year’s Ice Follies, Aanmitaagzi will present a series of installations from their ongoing Serpent People project alongside artists Aylan Couchie, Reece Terris, Chris Kosloski & Andrew Ackerman, and others. For more information, please contact Aanmitaagzi or visit www.icefollies.ca.