Island of the Apprentices

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

2016, performance.




Island of the Apprentices is a ritualistic and animistic performance inspired by an island in South Greenland, which was long ago used by apprentices, who were chosen to become an angakkoq - shaman. It was said the apprentice went to the island in isolation for a period of time. Through different ritual work and communication with the spirit world, the apprentice would eventually form a relationship with helping and compassionate spirits, who would help the apprentice to work as an angakkoq throughout his/her life.



Sacred Space - Sacred PlantIsland of the Apprentices, 2016. Performance. Materials: White Sage.  If Nothing becomes a part of Everything, Visningsstedet Q, København. Photo: Veronica Rigét Alsing.



Raven; Island of the Apprentices, 2016. Performance. Materials: Found objects in Greenland, Raven feathers. If Nothing becomes a part of Everything, Visningsstedet Q, København. Photo: Veronica Rigét Alsing.


Raven; Island of the Apprentices, 2016. Performance. Materials: Found objects in Greenland, Raven feathers. If Nothing becomes a part of Everything, Visningsstedet Q, København. Photo: Veronica Rigét Alsing.


The Inheritance; Island of the Apprentices, 2016. Performance. Materials: Family owned Anorak, Stones. If Nothing becomes a part of Everything, Visningsstedet Q, København. Photo: Veronica Rigét Alsing.


The Inheritance; Island of the Apprentices, 2016. Performance. Materials: Family owned Anorak, Stones. If Nothing becomes a part of Everything, Visningsstedet Q, København. Photo: Veronica Rigét Alsing.