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Monday, 30 April 2012 02:00

The Glass Bead Game

By  Anna Bruinsma
The Glass Bead Game
February 2012, Greenland
3 triangles of 3 x 3 x 3 feet
Wood, blue paint, red leather, red string, blue glass beads, blanket
Collection Upernavik Museum


The installation is a site-specific game based on anthropological grids of glass beads found in ancient Thule huts. Using the geography of Upernavik the city, Upernavik the Island, and the whole Island of Greenland, the viewer on location must figure out a series of riddles.

Hints for the Hopelessly Lost: Manhattan; Drying Seal Pelts; Hesse.
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