The project’s backdrop is the artists’ joint interest in Sami rights and the challenges and conflicts that often occur between Sami culture and modern society. Based on observations and their own documentation work they are taking a closer look at the mining industry, which is very much present at the northern part of the Scandinavian Peninsula, also known as Sápmi. Sunna and Brower’s project is taking into consideration how arrays of foreign companies are taking advantage of weak national laws and the Sami people’s limited legal rights within the Nordic countries and Russia.
During their residency period, June the 5th – 13th, Sunna and Brouwer are travelling Kirkenes – Nikel – Zapolyarny – Murmansk – Lovozero.
This is the artist’s second residency at Pikene på Broen’s. Read about their first residency here.
Pikene på Broen are excited to work with Sunna and Brouwer and looking forward to the finalization of the project during Barents Spektakel 2016!