Sami Bill

Photographer & Videoartist

Holy Mountain

Photographies // 2019    C-Print

In the belief of the indigenous Samí people of Sompio region Pyhä-Nattanen, located in Sompio Strict Nature Reserve, is a holy mountain called "Saivo". The Sámi "saivo" mountains keep spirits  of supernatural beings as the guardian and helping spirits. In this way, Saami shamanism appears as a counterpart to shamanism in Siberia and North America where guardian-spirit beliefs similarly play a distinctive role.

This day revealed it's secret right in the change of season from autumn to winter.