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Nanna Debois Buhl

In her video installation Nanna Debois Buhl deals with the traces of colonial times on the US Virgin Islands.

Looking for Donkeys

Nanna Debois Buhl (* 1975, Denmark) presents her video installation Looking for Donkeys. In the 18th century Danish colonists brought donkeys to the Caribbean. As pack animals, they were used on the sugar plantations on the island St. John in the US Virgin Islands, then belonging to Denmark. Today about 400 descendants of these wild donkeys still live on the island. From the locals they are seen partly as a curiosity, and partly as a plague. In her video Nanna Debois Buhl gooes on a search for the ghosts of the past colonial era.