Studio Visits: Hilde Skancke Pedersen

Visiting visual artist Hilde Skancke Pedersen's studio in Guovdageaidnu/Kautokeino in Sápmi to talk about drawing inspiration from nature and Sámi heritage in her work

This film shows a studio visit with visual artist Hilde Skancke Pedersen in Guovdageaidnu / Kautokeino in Sápmi. Hilde talks about how she is inspired by nature, working with second-hand textiles, and wanting to tell stories about Sámi heritage in her work. She also talks about the large-scale commissioned work she made for the Sámi Parliament in Norway, and her textile brooches that are inspired by Sámi silver brooches. From May–June 2021, Hilde had a solo exhibition titled Vuoiŋŋastatat (Breath) at Sámi Dáiddaguovddáš (Sámi Center for Contemporary Art) in Kárášjohka/Karasjok.

Hilde Skancke Pedersen was born in Hammerfest and currently lives in Guovdageaidnu in the Finnmark region on the Norwegian side of Sápmi. Her primary focus is visual art, including textile, but she also works with playwriting, poetry, scenography, and costume design for both theater and dance productions. In her work, she is influenced by life in Finnmark and in Sápmi. She draws inspiration from culture, politics, nature and her surroundings there and in other regions she has visited.

Direction, videography and editing: Forest People
Graphic design: Parabol Studio

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About the Studio Visit film series

Norwegian Crafts is looking at alternative ways to connect artists, duojárat and makers with curators and institutions both in Norway and beyond. Through this film series we invite you into the studios of Norwegian and Norway-based artists, where they generously share from their practice and talk about current and upcoming projects. The films are available to watch on Vimeo, YouTube and Instagram/IGTV.

Supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs