Art Uncovered

Premiere DateMar 25, 2014
00:00 Thomas Intro
01:46 Céline Clanet Interview pt. 1
04:13 Moras Calmmit Skáidi
06:21 Céline Clanet Interview pt. 2
09:32 Máze Bártnit Johan Sara Jr.
10:56 Céline Clanet Interview pt. 3
13:30 Suhtadit Slincraze
16:17 Céline Clanet Interview pt. 4
20:07 Maze Mari Boine
23:18 Céline Clanet Interview pt. 5
26:47 Dolgemátki Adjágas
29:59 Céline Clanet Interview pt. 6
33:39 Cinat John Sara Jr.
37:10 Céline Clanet Interview pt. 7
39:44 Ante Máhte Ante Skáidi
42:32 Céline Clanet Interview pt. 8
47:54 Vuoi Vuoi Me Mari Boine
51:42 Finish

Over the last six years French photographer Celine Clanet has been traveling to Mazi, a small village in Norwegian Lapland, to photograph the Sami people. The Sami are one of the only indigenous arctic communities of continental Europe.

Celine’s  photographs focus on the Sami people’s relationship with territory, animals and time,  a relationship that was threatened in the early 1970s when the Norwegian government planned to flood the village as part of a  hydroelectric dam project. The community’s resistance derailed the project, but Celine writes that the reality she photographs will “undoubtedly transform in the coming decades due to global warming and cultural integration.”

Celine spoke with me over the phone from her office in Paris about her time in the arctic, the pictures she made there and some of the Sami people in her photographs. She also put together the selection of Sami music  you’ll be hear  throughout the show.

Celine’s work is on view now at the Swedish Institute in Paris, and her monograph Maze is available here.


Host Thomas
Thomas grew up in Northern California where he fell in love with music and photography while going to punk shows and shooting skate photos. He photography in college, which may or may not qualify him to host an…