The Stillness Of Motion : Changing Polar Landscapes/ Arctic

The land is ingrained in our collective unconscious. Consumed by the senses and entwined with memory, space is not merely found ‘out there’, where seeing positions the world, but resides within. Unlike Antarctica, the Arctic is a lived space, whose landscape has been, for millennia, inseparable from the Inuit mindscape. For countless generations, the northern topography has resonated with stories, songs, myths and knowledge, connecting past to present through collective memory and shared identity. The brutal attempt, by the colonial enterprise, to silence these ancestral voices and sever the deep connections between self and space, has inflicted a profound psychological trauma on the People and, through them, upon the land itself.