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Blinded Hunt
2016-2017

Central focus of Blinded Hunt was an expedition to Greenland: travelling blindfolded. Discovering without seeing, reconnecting with the non-human environment.

Project and installation. The installation consists of wood, textile, embroidery, 24 drawings and glass. Accompanied by two drawings, two objects, two photos, a letter “Dear Hunter”, and a postcard with a self-written myth.

Solo exhibition, KiK, Kolderveen
Solo exhibition, Lumen Travo Gallery, Amsterdam

Exhibition text: download in pdf (180 KB - EN)

 
Installation Blinded Hunt

24 pencil drawings, textile with applications and embroidery, wood and glas

Block dimensions range from 35 cm to 200 cm

     
     
   

Blinded Hunt is a personal research project about hunting, an olden instinct and way of perceiving the environment. After a period of initial research in 2016, I travelled to Uummannaq, Greenland, in May 2017, blindfolded. Not to see, to see, to be mirrored… To activate imaginative power, with a travel method I choose before when travelling to the Amazigh in Tamdaght, Morocco. Unlike my ancestors I travel unarmed, interested in connecting to the Inuit culture using an alternative strategy. To perceive and focus on indigenous rituals, personal and collective stories, visual culture and craftsmanship, histories as can for example be found in the Uummannaq Museum.

After a stay of two weeks in Greenland, I travelled directly to Kolderveen, a hamlet in Drenthe (NL), to work on a new series of drawings and an installation. The installation consists of wood, textile, embroidery, drawings and glass. It is a tribute to the Inuit culture, and especially to the work of Jessie Oonark and Annie Pootoogook.

At the opening day of the exhibition a mail package travels to Uummannaq. Containing a self-written fantasy story, based on the Inuit myths collected by the writer H.C. ten Berge. The story, with on the other side one of the pencil drawings, is printed in a limited edition: the number of inhabitants of the village Uummannaq.


Blinded Hunt is supported by Mondriaan Fonds, Tijl Fonds, Stichting Stokroos, KiK and Uummannaq Polar Institute.

   
 

     
 
The story, Blinded Expedition, is translated in four languages. Click here for a PDF in English, dansk, Kalallisut or Nederlands.