Tag Archives: Archaeologists in residence

Depressive Cop 16mm film shot on Papay released

Depressive Cop (2016) by French film maker Bertrand Mandico has been released. A drepressed cop (played by Sergie Ivanov) attempts to investigate the case of a young girl, who’s distraught mother blames islanders for her disappearance. The girl reappears and … Continue reading

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Collaborative drawings

I have been experimenting with the GPS data collected during PGN14. Drawings shown in previous posts have involved collaborations of GPS tracks by combining individual journeys as layers into a GIS and displaying the data by day or person. Collaborations … Continue reading

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Papay Listskjul maps

Here are a selection of tracks made by artists, architect and archaeologists. The tracks were made over several days at PGN14 and show how different participants inhabited the space at Papay Listskjul (festival HQ, studios and workshop). In this case, different colours … Continue reading

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PGN14 festival maps

We have been mapping the festival with 5 hand held GPS receivers, given to various artists and attenders in the morning with a fresh set of charged batteries. Last year the intense clouds of points that resulted from the GPSs … Continue reading

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Site 71

During an archaeological survey of the north end of Papay in 2014, we recorded some initials carved on the cliff face, ‘LL’. We plotted the location of the carving, and recorded it as Site 71. But to think of it … Continue reading

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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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