Usittik / Undress
Jan 22
Jan 31 2021
window installation

‘Usittik / Undress’ is a series of screenprints exploring the deconstructed elements of traditional Inuit tattoos, also known as kakiniit.

Inuk designer Mark Bennett carries out the act of undressing his own identity and reclamation in the context of the intersection of traditional and modernist design. This references printmaking within Inuit art and continues this dialogue in a Bauhaus-esque Arts and Crafts study in regard to colour, form, and composition.

By connecting research, conversations with his community, and education of the narrative of his family, this process is what has driven the body of work and is embedded in the playfulness of the printed matter.

Comprised of two screenprints, 30” x 44” (76 cm x 112 cm) on Sommerset Velvet Paper.

Mark Bennett is a designer based in Toronto and originally from Newfoundland and Labrador. His current personal practice is focused on space and identity. He is a full-time art director/designer and a part-time undergraduate architecture student at the University of Toronto.

Participants

Mark Bennett

Accessibility

Who should visitors contact with questions regarding accessibility?
Randy Spearing
For projects with printed information, will it be available in large-format and/or Braille?
Window vinyl or interior sign, medium size text, placed in the window in an area for readability outside; no Braille
Can people get to the venue using accessible transit?
Yes