Ol Johan Gaup: The Art of Lasso Throwing
23 September 2015 to 26 September 2015
In this workshop the participants are taught lasso throwing by the native Sami, Ol Johan Gaup. The aim of the workshop is to learn the ancient skill of throwing a lasso.
The control and movement of the body as well as the performative qualities of the action of throwing the lasso were the main focus of the workshop. The participants were documented on video during the time of the course and were encouraged to practice the movements and improve their skills during the remaining part of the expedition in Finnmark. Some of the workshop participants purchased their own lassoes and plan to incorporate lasso throwing as a performance in the final exhibition in Prague.