Chewing the Tundra
Artists: Ásmundur Ásmundsson, Hannes Lárusson & Tinna Grétarsdóttir, Geir Tore Holm & Søssa Jørgensen, Pauliina Jokela, Connie Kristoffersen, Pia Lindman, Lauri Linna, Anra Naw, Anu Osva, a rawlings with José Luis Anderson, Leena Valkeapää & Oula A Valkeapää, John Andrew Wilhite-Hannisdal with Rebekah A. Oomen
Curated by: Tinna Grétarsdóttir, Pia Lindman
Not in our lifetime did we think the barren Northern rim would start to shrink by making its way into Earth’s atmosphere as greenhouse gases. The thawing tundra and melting glaciers – with devastating consequences on ecosystems – will not be restored as long as we live. In this exhibition, scientists and artists address our interspecies realities by engaging with human/non-human narratives and reflecting upon how to survive in the profoundly transformed Arctic. The exhibition makes space for connectivities and co-creations processed by the many materials and creatures living in the Arctic. Attending to our interspecies relations involves a code-switching – of moving in and out of multiple realities and logics – hoping to feel, sense and understand. Something rubs off. At least the body remembers something.
Chill Survive Network is a community who have built relations with locals (humans and beyond) in places such as Nuuk, Kirkenes, Kuusamo, Keflavík, Kilpisjärvi, Inari, North East Siberia, the waters of the Norwegian coast and a research ship on the Atlantic Ocean. See also here.
With friendly support by:
The Finnish Cultural Foundation
Icelandic Visual Art Fund
Nordic Culture Fund
Nordic Culture Point
The Nordic Institute in Greenland
Frame Contemporary Art, Finland
The Office for Contemporary Art Norway, OCA