Čázevulošnieida – THE UNDERWATER GIRL

  • Katarina Skår Lisa

Čázevulošnieida, directly translated to The underwater girl, is an interdisciplinary work of art. The work is both an art installation and a dance art performance based on the Sea Sámi story ‘Undervannsjenta’ and about the world that is both next to, above and below the sea.

The story originates from the sea and coastal Sámi area Unjárja/ Nesseby in Sápmi / Finnmark and is located specifically around Ceavccageađge / Mortensnes cultural heritage area by Várjjatvuonna / Varangerfjorden. The project collaborates with the specific landscape and will create new narratives about the Sea Sámi stories from Varanger.

Čázevulošnieida is the daughter of Čáhceháldi - the Sea Guard, a mythical figure, who often acts as the guardian of an area, like the underground people. In a meeting with the fisher boy and the humans, the underwater girl and the fisher boy remind us that in another world, perspectives can be different.

From 3 years

Motivation of the international selection committee: 

Under the water an entire world with beings, spirits, songs. This performance invites us to an other dimension, the set itself changes our mood while entering the space, the movements of waves and bubbles swings over rocks deeper and deeper into the sea. During a while we visit life deep, deep, down, in a bottomless realm, reminding us there are other beings neighbouring us.

Performance image The Underwater Girl
Performance image The Underwater Girl
Performance image The Underwater Girl

Time and place

10:00 - 10:30
11:30 - 12:00
10:00 - 10:30
11:30 - 12:00

Group:

Katarina Skår Lisa

Cast: