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Disko Bay Book Release – Inuuteq Storch: Keepers of the Ocean

27. May @ 16:00 - 19:00

Free

Disko Bay presents Keepers of the Ocean by Inuuteq Storch, a personal exploration of intimacy with and within the overwhelming nature of west Greenland. The book portrays the close community of Storch’s hometown Sisimiut photographed over the past three years.

Everyday images of friends, family, food and interiors form part of the subject matter combined with Storch’s own intervention and experimentation. Unstaged yet absorbing, intimate and vulnerable. His intuitive narrative style draws the viewer into the image, giving us the feeling of being present ourselves. A rare sight when it comes to portrayals of Greenland – exceptional, meaty and sorely needed.

“The landscape is a recurrent subject, as is the sky, the light and the dark. The natural world is always close by, and just as the tides come and go, nature flows in and out of Keepers of the Ocean. In a culture where the weather and the ocean have always played a key role, it is natural for someone who lives by the coast to look out for whoever is at sea. People take care of and watch over each other. When asked about the book’s title, Innuteq replied with a picture of a sunny ocean view from his apartment in Sisimiut, captioned: “Keeping an eye on every sailor”.”

From the preface by Martin Brandt Hansen

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Inuuteq Storch (b. 1989) lives and works in Greenland. He is a graduate of the International Center of Photography in New York and of Fatamorgana school of photography in Copenhagen. He has exhibited in Greenland, Denmark, The United States, Norway, and Colombia, and has published the photo books Porcelain Souls, Flesh and John Møller – Mirrored, Portraits of Good Hope.

ABOUT DISKO BAY

Disko Bay is an independent photobook publisher based in Copenhagen, Denmark. We focus on talented photographers and Fine Art photography and are dedicated to exploring the possibilities of photography on paper. Disko Bay works closely together with photographers, designers and print makers to curate and craft unique books in very limited print runs. Our aim is to promote Danish photographers on the international scene of photography and in the world of photo books. Disko Bay is the first publisher in Denmark to focus exclusively on this art genre.

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Disko Bay præsentere Keepers of the Ocean af den unge grønlandske fotograf Inuuteq Storch – en personlig udforskning af intimitet i og omkring den overvældende natur i Vestgrønland. Bogen portrætterer det nære samfund i Storchs hjemby Sisimiut fotograferet gennem de seneste tre år.
Fra bogens forord af Martin Brandt Hansen:
Landskabet er et genkommende motiv sammen med himlen, lyset og mørket. Naturen er hele tiden tæt på, og ligesom når bølgerne skyller ind og ud under tidevande, flyder naturen ind og ud i Keepers of the Ocean. I en kultur hvor vejret, og især havet, altid har haft en stor betydning, er det naturligt som kystboer med udsigt til havet at holde øje med enhver til søs. Man passer på hinanden og holder øje med hinanden. Som Inuuteq selv svarede med et billede af en solrig havudsigt hjemme fra lejligheden i Sisimiut, da jeg spurgte ham om titlens betydning: ”Keeping an eye on every sailor”.

OM INUUTEQ STORCH

Inuuteq Storch (f. 1989) bor og arbejder i Sisimiut, Grønland. Han er uddannet fra International Center of Photography i New York og fra Fatamorgana, Danmarks Fotografiske Billedkunstskole i København. Han har udstillet i Grønland, Danmark, USA, Norge, Colombia m.m. og har udgivet fotobøgerne Porcelain Souls, Flesh og John Møller – Mirrored, Portraits of Good Hope. Inuuteq Storch er udstillingsaktuel på Copenhagen Photo Festival 2022, hvor han er udvalgt som en del af deres nordiske talentprogram.

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Date:
27. May
Time:
16:00 - 19:00
Cost:
Free
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Brigade Galleri
Vesterbrogade 75
København, 1620 Danmark
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