Category Archives: Papay Gyro Nights

Collaborations with Luelle

EXPLORATIONS AT THE NORTH END In this collaboration we (Tonje Birkeland, Antonia Thomas and Dan Lee) have been exploring how archaeology and photography both use time to construct narratives, blurring the distinction between subject and object, past and present. LUELLE … Continue reading

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PAPAY GYRO NIGHTS 2014

Papay Gyro Nights 2014 starts today! We will blog some posts during the week about our archaeological residency. Keep up with everything at: http://www.papaygyronights.papawestray.org/PGN2014.html http://papaygyronights.wordpress.com/

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Materiality, memorabilia and mass production: encounters with Frog King at Papay Gyro Nights

Our first encounter with Frog King was at the start of Papay Gyro Nights 2013 festival. It was the opening of the festival, a cold winter night’s procession on the dark moonlit northern island of Papa Westray. It was also … Continue reading

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Papay walking drawings

Selection of GPS drawings from Papay Gyro Nights 2013: Map of Papay by walking Feb – Oct 2013 Papay Listskjul: events, workshops and bonfires Vestness sound installation, Signe Liden (construction, opening, deconstruction, revisit) Knap of Howar Bakketun and Norum, Stripes … Continue reading

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Archaeologists in Residence at Papay Gyro Nights: Experience, expectations and folklore-in-the-making.

Paper presented at Contemporary and Historical Archaeology in Theory (CHAT) Conference 2013, UCL London 09/11/13. Introduction Since February 2013, we have been archaeologists-in-residence at Papay Gyro Nights, an international contemporary arts festival held annually on the island of Papa Westray, … Continue reading

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