It’s not really a Greenlandic concept to have fences.
One person told me that once upon a time you could tell if a Dane lived in the property because they were the ones with the white picketed fence.
That’s probably not so true anymore though, I’ve seen all sorts of people behind the barrier.
The Danish BIG architectural group won a competition recently for the design of Greenland's new national gallery. The structure is to represent Greenland's rugged but beautiful terrain, culture and people. Construction will begin shortly. What do you guys and girls think? Pretty awesome!
“I envy that you have such a strong traditional culture because back home we only play rock and roll”, said Greenlandic Inuit actor Mike Thomsen to his Canadian First Nations hosts with a touch of remorse. And that’s what this documentary explores throughout the journey from Greenland to Canada – identity, culture, exploration and redemption.
The world première of The Ravens Storm, which aired in mid-May, was no small affair by Greenlandic standards. Dressed in their finest stilettos and fur couture, the country’s cultural and political élite celebrated the launch together in Katuaq, Nuuk’s cultural centre. In the spirit of the documentary, the North American Indian music band Northern Cree flew from Canada to be guests of honour for the occasion.
The documentary is the first of its kind to put indigenous people together in this setting; it follows four young Greenlandic artists on a cultural journey to Ontario, Canada to meet the First Nations people and then onwards to meet their Inuit counterparts. The Greenlanders perform Tulugaq (a raven), an ensemble piece composed of traditional Greenlandic dance, masks, music and performance across different theatres in Canada. The raven is of significance in many cultural stories by the Inuit peoples, and the performances explore this.
It’s a no-frills kind of gig.