Skip to content

  1. Research
  2. Research areas
  3. Culture and Creativity Research Institute
  4. Events
  5. Professor Lise Autogena’s film installation Kuannersuit; Kvanefjeldet is featured in the exhibition Perpetual Uncertainty / Contemporary Art in the Nuclear Anthropocene at Bildmuseet, Sweden

Professor Lise Autogena’s film installation Kuannersuit; Kvanefjeldet is featured in the exhibition Perpetual Uncertainty / Contemporary Art in the Nuclear Anthropocene at Bildmuseet, Sweden

Date: From Sunday 02 October 2016 to Sunday 16 April 2017
Venue: Bildmuseet, Östra strandgatan 30B, 903 33 Umeå, Sweden

Kuannersuit; Kvanefjeldet by Lise Autogena and Joshua Portway portrays the region of Kvanefjeld in southern Greenland - site of the richest rare earth mineral resources in the world, and home to one of the world’s largest deposits of uranium. The film explores a Greenland divided on the issue of uranium mining as a means of gaining autonomy, social progress and financial independence. Traditional ways of living from the land and the sea do not sit easily with the government’s plans for big investments from foreign mining companies. The film portrays the difficult decisions and trade-offs faced by a culture seeking to escape a colonial past and define its own identity in a globalised world.  

You can read a review of the work in the Nordic art journal Kunstkritikk

Presentation by Lise Autogena and Joshua Portway at Bildmuseet, 5/2 2017: The price they are willing to pay - the ongoing battle over uranium mining in Greenland

Also features in The Nuclear Culture Source Book, edited by Ele Carpenter, published by Black Dog Publishing in connection with the exhibition. 

More about the Perpetual Uncertainty exhibition on the museum's website here

Lise Autogena is a professor of Cross Disciplinary Art at Sheffield Hallam University's Cultural, Communication and Computing Research Institute. www.autogena.org

Research for the film was supported by National Academies Keck Futures Initiative of the National Academies of Sciences (NAKFI ADSEM9). 

Arts Council England  Danish Arts Foundation

 Keck Futures Initiative  Statens Kunstford




Share this page

Cancel event

Are you sure you want to cancel your place on Saturday 12 November?

Close