So We Shoot the Worst Dog/Feed it to the Other
Lars Dyrendom, 2023

Technique: Risoprinted

For more than three hundred years Greenland has belonged to Denmark, firstly as a colony and subsequently as a Danish province since 1953. Greenland and the Faroe Islands became part of the Danish kingdom via a constitutional amendment. This was implemented via a commitment from the United Nations, who in the same period worked intensively with decolonisation. Among other things, it took on the meaning that the period after 1953 was the one in which the Danish State worked most intensively to influence Greenlandic society, where it worked towards creating a society in its own image. Especially in the period leading up to Greenland's Home Rule in 1971, there are a large number of examples of abuse against Greenland and its population. These are namely the forced relocations of the Inuit community, particularly children who were removed from their families to be sent to Denmark for their upbringing and education, resulting in a large number of tragic human fates. The latest historical finding that has been reported in the news is the forced implementation of IUD birth control in Inuit women.

This fanzine consists of images and text from two different sources.

The images show the first accurat topographical map of Greenland, composed of roughly 3500 photographs made between 1978 and 1987. The purpose of the map was to help find natural resources such as oil coal and various rare metals.

The complementing text is an excerpt from the Netflix film Against the Ice from 2022. In the movie we see two Danish explorers travel to North East Greenland in 1909. They set out to find evidence that, against American claim, would preserve Danish sovereignty over the whole area.