In connection to the group exhibition Rivers of Emotion, Bodies of Ore, Kunsthall Trondheim welcomes you to the screening of Kuannersuit; Kvanefjeld (2016) and artist talk with Lise Autogena.
6.30pm – Kuannersuit; Kvanefjeld by Lise Autogena and John Portway (film length: 27 min)
7pm – Artist talk: Lise Autogena with Ulla Angkjær Jørgensen
Kuannersuit; Kvanefjeld – the title refers to the name of a mountain in Greenland, which brings together different voices from a country divided on the issue of uranium mining. The Kvanefjeld mountain is one of the richest rare earth mineral resources sites in the world, and one of the largest sources of uranium. Greenland has been divided on the issue of uranium mining since 2013 – the year when the national prohibition against extraction of uranium was abolished. The Danish artist Lise Autogena and the British artist Joshua Portway spent the summer of 2016 in southern Greenland – talking with local inhabitants: politicians, sheep farmers, teachers and state representatives. The artists’ conversations with the people of Narsaq reveal the tensions and contradictions in the discussion about whether or not uranium should be extracted from the mountain.
Lise Autogena and Joshua Portway live and work in London. They have worked together since the early 90s, developing large-scale multimedia installations, site-specific works and performances. Using video, custom-built technologies and large-scale data visualisations. Lise Autogena is a Fellow of the Arts Foundation and The National Endowment of Science, Technology and The Arts. She is a Professor of Cross-Disciplinary Art at the Cultural, Communication and Computing Research Institute (C3RI) at Sheffield Hallam University, UK.
Ulla Ankjær Jørgensen is Associate Professor in Department of Art and Media Studies, NTNU. Her research and theoretical interests orients itself towards topics of contemporary art, gender, performativity and technological- and medium oriented perspectives on art.