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Fueling Change: A Greenlandic Perspective—Online Conversation about Inuk Silis Høegh’s New Film Project

Wed, May 1, 1:00 pm

| Free

This online artist talk and virtual studio visit with Inuk Silis Høegh (Kalaaleq) and IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) chief curator Manuela Well-Off-Man discusses Høegh’s methods and practices as a filmmaker and his upcoming film project about a massive oil storage depot in Greenland.

For more information, contact Manuela Well-Off-Man at or (505) 428 5922.


About Inuk Silis Høegh

Inuk Silis Høegh: Arctic Vertigo analyzes the Inuit artist’s experimental and interdisciplinary art practices. Høegh’s art contributes to the revival of Greenland’s spirit of independence from Danish colonialism and reflects the country’s new identity. An award-winning filmmaker, Høegh challenges stereotypes about Inuit, chronicles Greenland’s way to self-government, and addresses environmental issues the country is facing.

The IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) debuted his film installation The Green Land in the US, which is a land artwork and feature film about Greenland’s monumental nature at a time when it is undergoing drastic changes. The exhibition includes Høegh’s documentary about the progressive Inuit rock band Sumé: The Sound of a Revolution (2014) and a new edition of his installation Taanna (2013), which in its original version, put poems and prayers in bottles through a “melting machine” constructed from objects found on a beach in Greenland. His Audio Abstractions visualize the tranquil sounds of the Arctic in spectrograms accompanied by audio experiences. Inspired by traditional Greenlandic carved figures (“tupilak”), some of his KunukCo sculptures include elements of toy action figures, uniting the narratives of both worlds.

Based in Nuuk, Greenland, Inuk Silis Høegh (Kalaaleq) was born 1972 in Qaqortoq, Greenland. He graduated from the Royal Danish Art Academy in 2010. His work has been shown in Greenland, Denmark, France, Iceland, Finland, Latvia, and Germany, and his short films and documentaries are shown on TV and at film festivals all around the globe.


Wed, May 1
1:00 pm
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IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA)
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