KOLT Riddu was organized in cooperation with the festival Riddu Riddu. The theme was “climate change through indigenous peoples eyes.” There were 16 indigenous artists from Brazil, Finland, Greenland, Guatemala, Norway, Russia and Sweden.
The participants created 13 projects and two seminars. The two seminars where created in collaboration with the Riddu festival.
KOLT Riddu was organized through Riddu Riddu and was supported by Barentskult and the Foreign ministry. The Riddu Riđđu festival also receive support from the Arts ministry, Sametinget, Troms county and Kåfjord multiplicity.
Anna Åsdell (Sweden, actress)
Joar Nango (Norway, architecture/objects/installation)
Vasily created a world map out of reindeer skin where all the participants and their culture was represented.
Alexey creation a statue out of reindeer anthers and asked all participants to create objects and images that represent them and their culture.
Lena created a installation based on the idea of nature protection requirements. The installation had two parts, one was in the water and the other on the island in the river.
Elle Sofe, Rosa and Heli created a poetry performance at and river. They worked with the theme of water as sacred.
Torgeir, Mike, Lisandro, Artysj and Alexey worked together exploring their different musical traditions. Together they had three public concerts, a jam for the Kolt participants and created a few happenings. One project where formed around traditional drums, as instruments and as cultural symbols. The second concert was by instruments and vocals. They also had an improvisation session Riddus audience.
Maria, Anna, Elle Sofe and Joar created together a creature/sculpture that you could wear and act in. This figure was included in two different performances and as well as acted as an oracles at the festival market. They imagined that earth was a person, and that if earth had a relationship with a person it would regard as high-dysfunctional relationship. “I love you but I will give you poison.”
Rodrigo and Banhai-re created with an installation of yarn. They worked with idea of how interconnected we all are with each other and with nature.
Matii and Joar created an installation around the discovery that trees in Olde in Manndalen where dying. They interview local people around Manndalen, asking why they thought this was happening and created a sound installation.
Rosa held a poetry recital in one of Riddus lavaus, accompanied by Torgeir on song and drum. Rosas works with theme about the Mayan culture and the woman.
Banhi-re created different collage series based on photographs taken during Kolt. In his own language he then created fictional stories out of the pictures.
Lena, Artysj, Alexei and Vasily created a sculpture of wood at the festival entrance. They played with totempolens tradition.