Ljiljana Maletin Vojvodic among Greenlanders at Upernavik artist-in-residence, 2010.
Upernavik Museum, Greenland
artist-in-resident project during July 2010.
1. Writing and publishing 250 pages book (following by photographs) named Inuit. Story about Greenlandic society and environment based on personal experience, anthropologist and Arctic studies research and collaboration with local Inuit people and stuff from Upernavik Museum from Greenland.
2. Producing video work (in cooperation with Dragan Vojvodic, visual artist) based on research and communication with local artist and museum stuff.
Book will be inspired by intercultural dialogue and sociological and image studies research about Greenlandic tradition (national character, cultural achievement, music, poetry, Greenlandic language, national custom, contemporary way of living, Inuit tradition…) and impact of environment and globalization in old Inuit culture. Besides writing a personal story about Greenlandic nature and environment writing a story about Greenlandic glaciers and their impact of global world warning, as well.
My book will spread story about people who call themself Inuit (in the Inuktitut language, it means “the people”) about warm and friendly people who lives in the worlds largest island , the least densely populated country on the planet and one of the most isolated countries on the world. Ancient fishing Greenlandic community reachable only by dogsled or boat, during past decades is facing with global warming, an impact of urbanization, hi-tech civilization, migration to Denmark, high suicide rate, social insecurity, alcoholism, domestic violence and with the possibility of the disappearance of their language and traditional culture.
Intercultural dialogue, image studies, globalization, global versus local, youth and ambivalence of urbanization, climate and environment, urbanization, global worming, social and economic security, cultural integrations and differences.
Photos made by Ljiljana and Dragan Vojvodic
About Ljiljana Maletin writings about Greenland