Emilia Tikka, Oula A. Valkeapää, Leena Valkeapää

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Mnemonia is a collaboration between Emilia Tikka, Oula A Valkeapää and Leena Valkeapää. The work consists of three stories that bring together humans, reindeer and the landscape in connection with the migration of reindeer.
The first story is an autobiographical short film made by reindeer herder Oula A Valkeapää, whose life is intimately connected with reindeer and their movements. However, the normal rhythm of migration has become impossible given the current context in the Finnish Arctic, which is traditionally home to the Sámi people. Some of the complex reasons include modernisation, border politics and global warming. Oula A Valkeapää’s story illustrates how the end of nomadic reindeer herding leads to the disappearance of the enduring connection between herder, reindeer and landscape.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationParis
PublisherCité internationale des arts
Publication statusPublished - 28 Sept 2022
MoE publication typeF2 Partial implementation of a work of art or performance
EventOpen Source Body Festival - The Cité internationale des arts, Paris, France
Duration: 28 Sept 202222 Oct 2022

Field of art

  • Contemporary art
  • Film


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