Professor Lise Autogena’s ‘Kuannersuit; Kvanefjeld’ to be shown as part of Slow Violence exhibition, Denmark on 21 June
21 June 2017
Nyhavn 2, København, Denmark
5PM – 6PM
Kuannersuit; Kvanefjeld, 2016 (27 min.) by Lise Autogena (DK) and Joshua Portway (UK) portrays the region of Kvanefjeld in southern Greenland – site of the richest rare earth mineral resources in the world, and home to one of the world’s largest deposits of uranium. The film explores a Greenland divided on the issue of uranium mining as a means of gaining autonomy, social progress and financial independence. Traditional ways of living from the land and the sea do not sit easily with the Greenland’s government’s plans for big investments by foreign mining companies. The film portrays the difficult decisions and trade-offs faced by a culture seeking to escape a colonial past and define its own identity in a globalised world and will be introduced by a paper by the artists.
The exhibition Slow Violence is an attempt to read the destabilization of the climate and the destruction of the Earth as a history of slow violence. The exhibition is curated by Katarina Stenbeck and is part of the research project In Search of the Lost Future. Slow Violence inaugurates the programme Charlottenborg Art Research, a collaboration between the Royal Danish Art Academy and Kunsthal Charlottenborg.
Professor Lise Autogena is an artist and a Professor of Cross-Disciplinary Art at the Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute at Sheffield Hallam University. Find out more about her work here.