Island of the Apprentices

AMALIA FONFARA


Foto: Veronica Rigét Alsing. The Inheritange from the performance series; Island of the Apprentices, 2016

Materials: Stones, Seal skin anorak from Greenland - family owned. 



Still from shortfilm: Qooqu - Lille fugl, (little bird), Umanaq, West Greenland, 2015



Foto: Veronica Rigét Alsing. Raven from the performance series; Island of the Apprentices, 2016

Materials: Found objects in Greenland, Raven feathers.


Island of the Apprentices:  Raven, Sacred Space, The Inheritance,

2016, performance, video.


Island of the Apprentices  is a ritualistic performance series   inspired  of  the island Umanaq in West Greenland. This historical site was in older Greenlandic cultural tradition used by apprentices who wished to become an angakkoq - a shaman. The apprentice went to the island in isolation for a period of time. Doing different ritual work, the apprentice obtained spirit helpers, who would help   him/her to work as an angakkoq throughout  his/hers life.


The work consists of a performance series and video installation from the island   Umanaq in West Greenland.

Foto: Veronica Rigét Alsing. Sacred Space, from the performance series; Island of the Apprentices, 2016

Materials: White Sage.



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