Embassy of Imagination

2019 Archive

Embassy of Imagination (2014–2020) is a long-term project based in Kinngait / Cape Dorset, Canada, created for and by an evolving group of Kinngait youth and the art collective PA System (Alexa Hatanaka and Patrick Thompson, 2010–2020), with collaborators and partners. Projects include youth-centred public placemaking works for the community and the sculpture Future Snowmachines in Kinngait, whichraises funds for locally-led land programming.


Embassy of Imagination + PA System at 259 Lake Shore Blvd E

Location: 259 Lake Shore Blvd East

Sinaaqpagiaqtuut/The Long-Cut is a two-part procession that began in Kinngait, NU, and continues in Toronto, travelling from The Bentway to 259 Lake Shore Blvd E, where sculptures, banners, and wearables by Kinngait youth from Peter Pitseolak High School made in collaboration with the Oasis Skateboard Factory School are on display.…


Sinaaqpagiaqtuut/The Long-Cut

Location: The Bentway

Sinaaqpagiaqtuut/The Long-Cut is a project by Embassy of Imagination, produced by PA System. It is co-commissioned and co-presented by The Bentway and the Toronto Biennial of Art as part of the latter’s inaugural event, running from September 21 – December 1, 2019. Sinaaqpagiaqtuut/ The Long-Cut Artists: Parr Josephee, Cie Taqiasuk,…

Opening BBQ

Location: Small Arms Inspection Building (2019)

We celebrate the opening weekend of the Toronto Biennial of Art with a family-and youth-friendly BBQ for neighbours and those further afield. After sharing a meal, participants can engage in a number of collaborative activities ranging from “drawing with the sun” – a cyanotype workshop led by Embassy of Imagination…