ARCTIC XR visits ÁRRAN 360°

Experience Canadian & Sámi 360° films between September 2nd and September 5th

ARCTIC XR features six leading circumpolar Indigenous artists from Canada presenting new 360° video works, and will be presented at ÁRRAN 360° in Venice. ARCTIC XR is led and commissioned by Dr. Julie Nagam and Dr. Heather Igloliorte in conjunction with the aabijijiwan New Media and The Space Between Us and Inuit Futures partnerships which includes funding from the Indigenous Screen Office and Canada Media Fund.

Read more about the ARCTIC XR project.


Indigenous filmmakers are taking the lead in 360-degree circular narrative storytelling using Innovative XR technology. We are proud to host these outstanding Indigenous filmmakers as our guests, when ARCTIC XR visits the ÁRRAN 360° film lávvu.

  • Director: Casey Koyczan
  • Production year: 2022
  • Country: Canada

Inspired by legends, our current climate and society, and tentative future outcomes, this short film asks the question of what our world was, what it is now, and how it might be in the future.


  • Director: Mark Igloliorte
  • Production year: 2022
  • Country: Canada

Join four Indigenous skateboarders for a session and an experience on the Dettah Ice Road over the frozen Great Slave Lake, as part of a larger investigation into language and land.


  • Director: Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory
  • Production year: 2022
  • Country: Canada, Kalaallit Nunaat

Welcome to the Republic of Tartupaluk! Live-action, animation and VFX bring to life a poetic and humorous imaginary Inuit utopia set on a tiny island within the territorial waters of both Canada and Greenland.


  • Director: Melaw Nakehk’o
  • Production year: 2022
  • Country: Canada

A young man walks home. Remembering the journeys we have made across our territories, like the journeys we make today.


  • Director: Nyla Innuksuk
  • Production year: 2022
  • Country: Canada

An inexperienced hunter is determined to hunt foxes in the nearby woods, but ends up catching something much more unexpected instead.


  • Director: Tanya Tagaq
  • Production year: 2022
  • Country: Canada

Inspired by a dream, an excerpt from the artist’s novel Split Tooth, attendees are transported to a magnificent landscape in Nunavut, where arctic beings and spirits become one.

VR-films as part of the ÁRRAN 360° exhibition

The program also includes the VR-films MIKIGIAQ directed by Nyla Innuksuk and WHAKAKITENGA directed by Wiremu Smith.


ARCTIC XR will be screened at the ÁRRAN 360° lavvo from September 2nd to September 5th. The opening will be celebrated at the island where the screenings take place: San Servolo in the middle of Venice’s famous lagoon. We invite all of you to join the opening of ARCTIC XR 2nd of September. The event starts at 6pm with the official opening of  ‘ARTIC XR visits ÁRRAN 360°’, followed by screenings and reception with food, drinks, and music by Uyarakq + SILLA.

The event is a collaboration with Telefilm Canada, Indigenous Screen office, Canada Media Fund and Norwegian Film Institute.

The event is free, but we kindly ask you to register in advance. Registration.