The Landscapes Within: Monika Svonni
Monika Svonni is a multi-disciplinary artist living in Jåhkåmåhkke. Her oeuvre consists mainly of textile collages that incorporate pewter thread embroidery and reindeer hide, but she also works with wood carvings and sculptures in a variety of materials. In this interview by the editor, artist and curator Carola Grahn we are introduced to Monika Svonni's work through many years, and her outlook on life and art.
Reconstructing Gábde Based on Racial Biology Archives
In 2022, it was one hundred years ago that the Swedish State Institute for Racial Biology was established in Uppsala, Sweden. Many ethnic groups and other socially vulnerable subgroups were measured, tested, and photographed in the name of racial biology. The Sami were one of them. In this article, the duodjár and textile artist Katarina Spik Skum describes how she came to use the photographic archive of the Institute for Racial Biology as a source of inspiration for the creation of gábde from the Lule Sami area.