Surroundings of Qaqortoq (Julianehåb), Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland), July-August 1991. Photo collages.
61 DAYS PROCEEDING, SOCIOLOGICAL PERFORMANCE in Qaqortoq, Greenland. Nordic artists exchange programme 2-months in residence, Qaqortoq, Greenland. Performance, Super-8 film, photocollage, statement. Project. 1991
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'Qaqortoq sojourn'. Qaqortoq (Julianehåb), Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland), August 1991
We see the sojourn in Qaqortoq and surroundings as the duration of a 61 days proceeding, sociological performance. Consisting of the communication, discussions and relationships between us and the community which included such topics as: Kalaallit Nunaats / Greenlands lacking participation in a global world and the Nordic community. The limited media situation. The consequences of extremely high prices for daily products and transportation on daily life. The reality of being a colony. The relationship between Danish immigrant rulers and the Inuits / Greenlanders. The process which leads to independence. The myths and symbols of power in the Inuit culture. The chemistry of the underground and it’s influence on the psyche.
Å. Lie and J. Sturm. Qaqortoq, Kalaallit Nuunat, August 1991