Nastja Säde Rönkkö’s How to Skin a Polar Bear at Arctic Shorts Film Evening

Nastja Säde Rönkkö’s How to Skin a Polar Bear (2019, in featured image) is screened at Arctic Shorts Film Evening taking place at BOZAR Centre for Fine Art on Monday November 27, 2023 at 7:30pm in Brussels, Belgium. The screening will feature short films from arctic filmmakers.

In How to Skin a Polar Bear, the poetic voice-over gives instructions for dissecting a polar bear, one of the most endangered species on our planet. The imagery consists of Arctic glaciers and their melting waters. The action and affects emerge from Rönkkö’s poetry which helps to verbalize the dystopian mentality of the climate crisis and the mass extinction. 

Nastja Säde Rönkkö (b. 1985) is an artist living in London and Helsinki. She works with video, performance, installation, participatory art, internet and text. She has exhibited and performed internationally in places such as Somerset House, London, Sydney Opera House, Sydney, SXSW, Austin, TX, Royal Academy of Arts, London, FACT, Foundation for Art and Technology, Liverpool and Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki.

Arctic Shorts Film Evening, November 27, 2023, Brussels, Belgium

More information: Arctic Futures Symposium

AV-arkki has promoted and distributed Finnish media art since 1989. AV-arkki’s promotional efforts have made the artists’ participation in this event possible. If you want to hear the latest news from our distribution, subscribe to our newsletter!