KINGORNGUSSAQ-ARV

Performance and Artists Talk
by Lisbeth Karline Poulsen and Naleraq Eugenius

26th November 2022 | 6:00 PM

Kingorngussaq-arv which means “Heritage” when literally translated into the English language touches down on the current issues happening in Greenland. The event was divided into 2 parts, a performance followed by a talk from the artists.

The talk discussed about the Inuit culture from the Inuit tattoo, mask dance, beading and more. These subjects are in close relation to our Inuit culture, now having a strong revival. The artists talked about the multicultural aspect, of being part Greenlandic and Danish, being a minority.

The performance on the other hand was delivered in way to show that we are and always will be in a close relation to the nature that surrounds us. From the performance, the artists intended to express vibes from the nature, the hybrid between the human, buildings and nature by using body movements, lights and image projections. The nature and everything which comes together with it is the heritage from our ancestors given to us and we are responsible for their future.

Lisbeth Karline Poulsen was born in 1981 in Nanortalik. She attended the Art School in Nuuk, starting in 2004, and later completed her education as a visual artist at Aarhus Art Academy. She has been living in Nuuk since 2011, working as an artist. In 2013, a painting by Poulsen was chosen as the Greenlandic Christmas seal by the Greenlandic Christmas Seal Foundation, and in 2016 she became a member of KIMIK, the Association of Greenlandic Artists.

Naleraq Eugenius was born in Ilulissat, Greenland in 1986. He became the first Greenlandic theatre technician, specialized in lighting, and graduated in 2014 from Aarhus tech (Technical University of Aarhus). He has designed numerous productions, and was also part of the lighting team of the.

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