SIIKU is an organic, collaborative art project on a mission to create solidarity in a world dominated by climate crisis and growing inequality. Watch below and join us as we visit SIIKU.
“Solidarity, climate crisis, empowerment, and inequality – these are important buzzwords for SIIKU!”
In 2017, artists Rasmus Nielsen (b. 1984 in Lyngby) and David H. Péronard (b. 1981 in Nuuk) formed the artist duo SIIKU, where they among other thing work with video and lights.
Watch and learn more about Rasmus and David’s path into art (only in Danish at the moment). (Only in Danish at the moment)
“When you bring in 50, 100 or 150 co-creators, something completely different happens. It’s a super cool process”
SIIKU stands out because they want to create their works of art in collaboration with their audience – which is the reason why they call themselves an artist collective.
Watch and learn more about SIIKU’s co-creation. (Only in Danish at the moment)
“Solidarity, climate crisis, empowerment, and “When you use natural materials, it’s an insanely powerful tool because this is something we can all relate to. Nature creates memories and a sense of community.”
Greenland’s nature evokes emotions in many people. Depending on how the nature is portrayed, it can have many different meanings – it can mean climate crisis to one person and childhood memories to another.
Watch and learn more about how SIIKU incorporates Greenlandic nature in their artwork. (Only in Danish at the moment)
“You have this idea of something, but if you dare to see your idea in a new light and dare to challenge stereotypes, you can go very far with conversation.”
The sculptures called The Greenland Monument on Christianshavn’s square in Copenhagen were made by Danish artist Svend Rathsack in 1938. Through the artwork ‘Inuit Nutaat’, SIIKU wanted to challenge the traditional image of Greenland that the monument provides. Perhaps the work says more about Denmark’s view of Greenland than it says about Greenland?
Watch and learn more about challenging Greenlandic stereotypes through art. (Only in Danish at the moment)
“We use Latin a lot in our work. It is a way of providing a piece of art with a kind of key to understanding, while at the same time it’s a bit secretive and a bit alternative, a slang-kind of Latin.”
What does it do to a work of art to choose a Latin or a Greenlandic title over a Danish title?
Watch and learn more about the significance of the titles. (Only in Danish at the moment)
“I definitely think we are entrepreneurs. We make products and there is business development and establishment. If you had asked me a few years ago, I would have clearly denied and said: ‘No, I’m an artist.’”
The sculptures called The Greenland Monument on Christianshavn’s square in Copenhagen were made by
SIIKU is an artist duo, but are they also entrepreneurs?
Watch and learn more about art as entrepreneurship. (Only in Danish at the moment)