Laali Lybert

Laali Lyberth Is born and raised in Nuuk, Greenland. She moved to Canada in her early twenties and her background is the social field and worked at a Women Shelter to assist First Nation, Inuit and Méti women and their children flee their abusive partners. Since 2011 she lives and works in Germany with her husband where she runs a publishing Company, Eifelbildverlag.

Along with her husband, photographer Sven Nieder, and photographer Nomi Baumgartl, film instructor, Yatri Niehaus and their spiritual guide, shaman Angaangaq Angakkorsuaq, they have created a consciousness project, Stella Polaris*Ulloriarsuaq, that addresses climate change from a spiritual point of departure. The project includes a film-production that premiered at the 2017 LA film festival and just received the UNESCO World Heritage Dolomites award in Italy. An photographic exhibition of the project is on display in Berlin at the Willy Brandt house in Berlin until the 1st of July 2018.

Drum dance, performance

Drum dance is the quintessential musical tradition of the Greenlandic Inuit culture. Once surpressed by Christian missionaries, the tradition is now embraced by many. On the one hand, the drum dance, with its allure of the authentic, shamanistic and natural - has the potential to become an exotifying fetish. In Lyberth’s practice, it however becomes a tool for self-healing, transgression and empowerment. In addition, it presents a spiritual antidote in the face of environmental exhaustion - providing a channeling of hopefulness from previous to future generations.