Christian Etongo (CM)

Christian Etongo At COLAB Copenagen Christian Etongo is working with Jessie Kleemann Cameroon and Greenland are geographically separated by 8,058 kilometers. At a first look one can only see differences between those countries – their cultures, geography, climate conditions, traditions, etc. Christian Etongo and Jessie Kleemann found a very important aspect that link both this distinct areas of the globe – their colonial past. Their research specifically focus on the disappearance of different traditions and rituals as consequence of colonialism and imperialist repression upon their countries of origin. Christian and Jessie are interested in debating about those consequences while reviving, today, those forgotten, often prohibited past rituals.“In our research, we discovered […]

Jessie Kleemann (GL)

Jessie Kleemann Jessie Kleemann presented the performance “Orsoq III, subarctic sushi!” at Kulstof 15 Jessie Kleemann was born in Upernavik in northern Greenland and trained as a lithographic artist. From 1978 to 1979, she was a student at the Tuukkaq theatre in Fjaltring in northern Jutland, from 1984 to 1991 director of the school of arts in Nuuk, during which period she took leave in 1989 in connection with the staging of the play Asanninneq naliitsoq, based on Märta Tikkanen’s Århundradets kärlekssaga. Between 1991 and 1993, she was the coordinator of the exhibition project Arts from the Arctic as part of the UNESCO programme for the decade of indigenous people. She […]