The Frisky Business of Creation
Artists Taqralik Partridge, Laakkuluk Williamson-Bathory, and Tarralik Duffy in conversation. A conversation between three artists on the rise who are also […]
Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory is an established multi-disciplinary artist based in Iqaluit, NU whose practice centres on uaajeerneq (Greenlandic mask dance) and also includes acting, curating, drum-dancing, music and writing. Through her artistic work, Williamson Bathory advocates for gender equality in creative spaces, decolonizing museum spaces and supporting Indigenous political voices. She is also the Artistic Director of Qaggiavuut Society for Nunavut Performing Arts. As an uaajeerneq (Greenlandic mask dancer), Williamson Bathory performs highly stylized dances that address four themes including: humility, sex, fear and humour. Her performances function as education tools for children and adults alike and examine the limits of human experience and the transcendence of body. Her video and performance work has also been featured in numerous exhibitions including the nationally touring group eLaakkuluk Williamson Bathory or Laakkuluk, is a kalaaleq (Greenlandic Inuk) performance artist, poet, actor, curator, storyteller and writer. She is known for performing uaajeerneq, a Greenlandic mask dance. She performs internationally, collaborates with other artists and is a fierce advocate for Inuit artists.