Allison Akootchook Warden is an Iñupiaq artist born in Fairbanks, Alaska, with close ties to Kaktovik. Her performance name is AKU-MATU. Her work, "siku/siku" debuted at the Arctic Arts Summit in Harstad, Norway in 2017 and in 2016 she debuted "Unipkaaġusiksuġuvik (the place of the future/ancient)" at the Anchorage Museum. "Unipkaaġusiksuġuvik (the place of the future/ancient)" is a performative installation of an Iñupiaq ceremonial house that exists in the space between the hyper-future and the super-ancient. She has received numerous awards and has performed throughout the world. For her residency, she is focused on developing an Inuit Futurism Center (virtual, conceptual, and throughout Alaska).
Taimanisaaq/Akkupak (Long Long Time Ago/Right Now, Twitter Poems by @AKU_MATU