Sylvana Lautier

My multi-sensory installations and immersive performances draw on my background in stage design for film, dance and theatre. I feel strongly about using significant content, and I enjoy challenging the viewer’s perception of reality in a physical way. Lately I have been investigating emotion and affect in the future of new technology. In my latest work Their Voices, I am interested in rendering the invisible visible, by using an ‘affective turn’ to enhance the viewer’s experience.The human voice is a vibratory information system, and communication comes through resonance. Words can be untruthful, but the voice comes straight from the heart. My project visualizes the impact of global warming in Uummannaq, a small and remote island off of Northern Greenland. It is a pristine and awe-inspiring landscape of striking beauty and purity. The local population is much affected by melting ice, as well as by ‘black winds’ which bring pollution from all over the world.

Their Voices immerses you in the world of Inuit children, with their unspoilt emotion, unfettered intuition, and purity of intention. This new generation aspires to a Western way of life, and thus the Inuits may lose their traditions and culture.

Photography by Milan Lautier

sylvanalautier.com

Since making this project, two tsunamis have hit Uummannaq and Nuugaatsiaq in North Greenland.

The children are safe but the two affected villages need support.

Please take this opportunity to help by donating here:

gofundme.com/GreenlandTsunami
bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-40320629

Sylvana Lautier
Sylvana Lautier
Sylvana Lautier

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