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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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Walking (in)visible lines: archaeologies in between – published in Flettverk #2 SCENE

We are pleased to have our article ‘Walking (in)visible lines: archaeologies in between’ published last month in a Norwegian art magazine FLETTVERK (translates as ‘product created by braiding or interlacing of different parts’). The theme for issue #2 is SCENE;  … Continue reading

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Gathering all the fragments, encircling the island: walk around Papay in 3:52

Circular walk around Papay, Saturday 7th February 2015 in 3 hours 52 mins (08:07 – 11:59) encircling Papay Gyro Nights 2015 festival. Place references: Tredwell (PGN Studio) and Aalsker (scene of Depressive Cop party filming).

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Circular walks: some recent experimental GPS tracks

Peedie Sea, Model Boating Lake, Kirkwall, Orkney (14/11/14). Circular walks using two GPS receivers. The Peedie Sea (or Peerie Sea, meaning small sea) symbolises the growth of Kirkwall; from a merchant shipping town where the inlet serviced numerous piers and … Continue reading

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A present from Orkney (Part 1)

  Orkney’s charity shops are treasure troves. Particular favourites are local souvenirs from the 1960s and 1970s: plates, bowls and trinkets advertising holiday destinations in Orkney, referencing a time when ‘staycationing’ was still the norm.     Many of the … 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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