Tag Archives: Papay Gyro Nights

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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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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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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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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