Christian Etongo (CM)

Christian Etongo Work for Live Art Danmark 2016 COLAB Copenagen, collaboration with Jessie Kleemann Collaboration on Colonialism, Art and Ritual with Jessie Kleeman Cameroon and Greenland are 8,058 kilometers apart as the crow flies. At first glance there seem to be only differences between the two countries, differences in geography, climate, traditions and culture. In their collaboration, Christian Etongo and Jessie Kleemann focus on the one vital aspect that does link their countries of origin: their unresolved colonial past. Their research specifically focusses on the disappearance of traditions and rituals as a consequence of colonialism and ongoing imperialist repression. Christian and Jessie debate those consequences while reviving those forgotten, often […]

Jessie Kleemann (GL)

Jessie Kleemann Works for Live Art Danmark 2015 “Orsoq III, Subarctic Sushi!” at Kulstof 15 2016 Collaboration with Christian Etongo, COLAB Copenhagen Orsoq III, Subarctic Sushi! In her performance “Orsoq III, subarctic sushi!”, Jessie Kleemann, dressed in a revealing black dress and barefooted, works with a signature material of her home island, Greenland. She approaches a pile of blubber, laid out on an otherwise empty, black stage, and proceeds to handle the greasy material, balancing it on her hands, taking it into her mouth, letting it slide down her cleavage, cutting it with a special knife, and moving it across the stage. After each action, she stares at the audience, […]