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THE GREEN LAND

Inuk Silis Høegh / Greenland / 2021 / 34 min / Sneak Premiere
The Greenlandic artist Inuk Silis Høegh’s staggeringly beautiful Land Art work about his country’s monumental nature at a time when it is undergoing change.

The mountains, the fjords, the ice. Greenland’s vast landscapes give us the impression of being eternal, with humanity being nothing more than a mere temporary guest. But changes are underway, and in his magnificent cinematic opus, the visual artist Inuk Silis Høegh intervenes with his country’s monumental nature to let creation and destruction mirror each other. These are maybe big words, but nothing less does justice to a work that unites film, installation, land art and sound art (with a soundtrack created in close collaboration with Jacob Kirkegaard) in a meditation about the elements and our own volatility. Is the Arctic wilderness only wild because humans can’t control it? Or is it humanity itself that is out of control?