Ice as big as plates

Apologies for this rather late post. We’ve been busy crying. Crying that we’ll soon be leaving Kalaallit Nunaat and for having met yet another mountain of a person. Jakob Sørensen rocked our lives in Greenlandic as he said ‘yes’ at Nuukullak ‘entrepeneur valley’ (once again a top-tip from our guide Najâraq).

Jakob is from Arsuk and has worked in a (Ivigtût) cryolite mine, as a fisherman on a Faroese fishing boat, he did a little police training back in Greenland but didn’t like it and bought a taxi instead. He has also worked as a whaler in Spitsbergen and Tromsø, studied at the Skagen Maritime School to be a skipper, worked as an inspector onboard sailing boats and trawlers and feeding the Arctic Command with iceberg research data. When we asked what he thought about the shoot, he said it was ‘just a regular day’. Fantastic man.

Before all this though, we opened our latest exhibition at the Greenland National Museum. Thank you Joelle and the Museum team for having us!

 © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Thank you to everybody who came to Greenland National Museum to see the Eyes as Big as Plates exhibition © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

 © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Last night’s opening even included a special guest performance by Jakob Fälling and Kenneth Olsson from Larm. © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

 © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

© Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

 © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Consider it done Annette!  © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

 © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Kenneth and Jakob from Larm, it was a pleasure to meet you! © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

 © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

© Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

 © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Heading for the ice. Tonight’s Ice is assembled on a little metal ladder Riitta found while at the Finlandia University’s metal workshop in Hancock, Michigan. © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

 © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

At dinner after the shoot, Jakob confessed that the only thing he is afraid of at sea is ice. © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

 © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Jakob can see the changes in the Greenlandic landscapes and poignantly states how ‘we are not the masters of weather’. © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

 © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

© Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

 © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

© Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

 © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

© Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

 © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

What a view to conclude our last shoot © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

One comment

  1. Hilde

    Det er så fiiint!

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