The Chill Survive network is a community of artists, researchers and curators who have built relations with locals and situated knowledge in the Nordic rim, or what historically has been perceived as the margins. It engages in human and nonhuman entanglements and the development of new strategies, tactics, methodologies, and languages that speak to our present socio-political and ecological crises. The objective is to explore, learn, mediate, and cope with future transformations in Nuuk, Kirkenes, Kuusamo, Keflavík, Kilpisjärvi, Ivalo, Inari,North East Siberia, the waters of the Norwegian coast, and a research ship on the Atlantic Ocean.

Collaborating institutions include Aalto University, The Arctic University of Norway, University of Iceland, Nuuk Kunstmuseum, NAPA, Greenland National Museum and Archives, Greenland Institute of Natural Resources, Sajos, Bioartsociety, Kuusamo City, Arts Council of Northern Ostrobothnia, Lapland University, Pikene paa Broen.

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Tinna Grétarsdóttir and Sigurjón Baldur Hafsteinsson

Untitled. 2016. Ásmundur Ásmundsson, Hannes Lárusson and Tinna Grétarsdóttir
“Humans are like insects that are transformed from one state to another in their evolutionary process. Some transform by going through other animals.” – Halldór Laxnes

Pauliina Jokela

Still "Vedenalainen/Underwater" by Pauliina Jokela 2020
Underwater experiments 2016 – 2020. Being underwater creates a dreamy feeling of being in the right place. The feeling of not belonging or perplexity drowns in complete presence.

Bjerde, Grétarsdottir, Hafsteinsson, Silis Hoeg, Kielsen Holm, Lindman, Myrup, Suominen, Tenetz, Vold

Blue West NATO base, Marraq, Greenland. Photo credit: Matti Tanskanen
Excursion Greenland: Melting ice reveals old NATO base camps and toxic waste flow into melted water. IMAGE: Blue West NATO base, Marraq, Greenland. Photo credit: Matti Tanskanen



Pia Lindman

Leena Larva the founder of Suomaa (Swamp Earth) and gynecologist talks to Pia Lindman about her decade long work with the healing qualities of peat.



Pia Lindman

Matroona Kyyrönen, Impilahti/Kittilä, casts a spell (1914) image credit: A.O. Väisänen/Museovirasto
Finnish spells are versatile – you may combine different verses and melodies in different ways – just like DNA – or virus. Ask for maaemo or the Virgin Mary to come to your aid (avatars change according to state-religions du-jour)

Marie Kølbæk Iversen and Katinka Fogh Vindelev

At the core of the choral composition Gravitational Shift lies a collection of recorded birthing sounds—screams, gasps, whimpering, cries—that have been time-stretched and transcribed to reveal their hidden melodies.

Chan'nel Vestergaard & Littlepink Maker

This workshop gives you the protocols of how to make paper out of reindeer poop. The digestion system of a reindeer is so effective that its poop contains nothing more than fibers – and some microbes.
Blue West NATO base, Marraq, Greenland. Photo credit: Matti Tanskanen

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