THOSE ABOVE


Internos

Title: Pinhole #6 Taqqiq Tunnukpok (Taqqiq turns his back)
Year: 2013
Medium: C-Print on Archival Paper
Size: 88.2 x 146.2 x 5 (framed)
Edition: 3 + 2AP

THOSE ABOVE

THE ARCTIC CIRCLE
Those Above is a series based from the Inuit myth of the relationship between the Sun and the Moon. Interestingly, the Moon in Inuit mythology represents a male figure, and the Sun represents a female figure. The legend describes the Sun and Moon as being in an incestuous and volatile relationship. The Sun is the Moon’s sister, and here he is characterized to be spiteful of her warmth, while longing for it all the while. The structuralist approach to define this myth would suggest that the two heavenly bodies are in orbit because of their incestuous relationship that does not allow for unity, they are at a distance to one another while serving a theological purpose. However, the shamanic tradition of storytelling within Inuit culture represent heavenly bodies with a great deal of emotional resonance, therefore the written text aims to portray how belief systems apply the use of anthropomorphism, even to this day.

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