The Green Land
Film installation by Inuk Silis Høegh
June 10 – September 10, 2023
The Green Land is a spectacular artistic image and sound narrative created by visual artist and filmmaker Inuk Silis Høegh in collaboration with sound artist Jacob Kirkegaard.
It is the outcome of a multi-annual land art project, set in Nuuk and around Manitsoq. Inuk Silis Høegh was driven by the wish to examine his own – and more generally modern man’s – relationship to nature. The Greenlandic landscape may appear eternal and pristine, but it is also transforming due to climate change and human intervention. The Green Land opens for contemplation of the Arctic in a global context. At once inscrutable, beautiful and haunting.
The land art project is divided into four stages: earth, water, fire, air. Each stage shows a temporary artistic intervention with the Arctic landscape, accomplished by using colour, smoke or other simple physical means. But even without the computer-generated effects, the filmic staging of the project challenges the viewer’s perception of reality and invites them into a dream.
With The Green Land, Inuk Silis Høegh has created a meditation on the elements as well as our own transience. The Green Land is a spiritual experience in which creation and destruction mirror each other.
About the artist
Inuk Silis Høegh (f. 1972, Qaqortoq) is a visual artist and filmmaker who often works at the intersection of these two disciplines. Master of Fine Arts from the Royal Danish School of Visual Arts and Master of Arts in Film & TV Production from University of Bristol. Lives in Nuuk. Director of the feature documentary Sumé – The Sound of a Revolution, 2014. Co-owner of Anorak Film (anorakfilm.gl) together with Emile Hertling Péronard.
Financed by: Government of Greenland, The Nordic Culture Fund, Danish Arts Foundation, Sermeq Fonden, Nordic Culture Point, NunaFonden, The Nordic Institute in Greenland, Sonning-Fonden.