Chill Survive Assembly with Artists
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.
John Andrew Wilhite-Hannisdal
Torsketromming is an interspecies collaboration between cod (torsk in Norwegian) and John Andrew Wilhite-Hannisdal and Rebekah Oomen. The underwater has been characterized as something silent. We ignore the sounds of the sea, and we are oblivious to the human-led destruction of sonic ecosystems. At least 50% of fish use music to communicate, and codfish are one of the most outspoken. In Torsketromming, recordings made with 3D underwater microphone systems document how cod use music in their mating rituals and how noise pollution could be harming their reproduction.
Dr. Harald Gaski
Eana, Eadni, Eatnu (Erde, Mutter, Fluss)
For Indigenous peoples, the connection to land is obvious through myths, stories, and language (expressions). In the Sámi language, a person "hears to" a land, while in English we "be-long" somewhere. In his talk, Harald will be inviting us to contemplate on this relationship by referring to concepts of "listening to Earth" in order to hear her messages. The question is whether the human ear is still able to hear, and is the human heart humble enough to hear, what the Earth is telling us?
Harald Gaski is a Professor in Sámi Culture and Literature at Sámi allaskuvla / Sámi University of Applied Sciences in Guovdageaidnu and at UiT The Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø, where he specializes in Indigenous methodologies. Gaski was born and lives in Deatnu (Tana) in Sápmi. He was a member of the International Research Advisory Panel of New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence for ten years. Gaski is the author and editor of several books and has translated Sámi literature and Nils-Aslak Valkeapää’s poetry into Norwegian and English.
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