Ilira by Thomas Riccio
“Where have you, my souls, gone? I will wait and watch with the ancestors.”
Directed by Katherine Owens
June 25, 2011 at The Dallas Museum of Art
In 1911 Sinnisiak and Uluksuk, two Inuit hunters on the Arctic Ocean, kill two Catholic priests. The incident, known as ‘Bloody Falls,’ became a national sensation, the clashing of old and new, the primitive and the civilized. Ilira (pronounced e lear ah) is a kind of fear. A blend of awe with intimidation – like looking at a winter storm.