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  • Project type Filbma ja lávdeprodukšuvdna
  • Gos Guovdageaidnu

Dát ášši jorgaluvvo sámegillii. Dassážii go lea jorgaluvvon de loga eangalas teavstta dás. EadnámetMaid started in 2020 with a focus on abuse of nature in Sápmi and other indigenous areas worldwide. This is a current topic in light of climate change, natural disasters and land encroachment.

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Sami artists have long worked with nature as a theme - not only as an artistic representation of nature, but also with a focus on the right to land and water, and the right to dispose of the land in terms of sustenance, culture and expression of life.

Our overall work has been about elucidating the connection between ongoing intervention cases, people, health and expressions of opinion through art in relevant environments and public spaces.

The project was initially supposed to last four days, but Covid-19 forced us to restructure the content into digital and hybrid formats, and carry out screenings, exhibitions, productions and physical events over three years and several countries and locations.

Part 3 of EadnámetMaid was carried out on 14-16/11/2022 with a study trip to Fosen and the wind industry area on Storheia. In Storheia, Roan and Fosen, there are a total of 277 wind turbines in the middle of important reindeer grazing areas, and have a major impact on the landscape and nature in the area. The area is now characterized by being a heavy industrial area where it can be dangerous for both people and animals, in view of, among other things, ice thrown from the turbines.

When the study tour was carried out, 400 days had passed since the Supreme Court determined that the natural intervention at Fosen is an ongoing violation of human rights. The state's role as owner and licensee in the case has meant that the judgment has not yet been complied with. This situation is worrying and can evoke feelings of powerlessness in individuals and society. Dáiddadállu therefore chose to end the Eadnámet Maid project with a study trip to the Fovsen-Njaarke reindeer herding district to familiarize himself with the matter and feel the consequences with body, soul and mind. We wanted to explore what such interventions do to individuals and how artists can contribute when society and rights holders feel powerless in the face of injustice.

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