It’s been a busy few weeks since I last posted and our Digital Dwelling film has taken off in a way we really didn’t expect, which is very exciting! In the photo above I’m holding a book we’ve had printed up to accompany the film which is being shown at the Pier Arts Centre in Stromness as part of Jim Pattison’s Models of Mind exhibition from 22nd June until the 31st August this year, below is the official blurb from the Pier….
“MODELS OF MIND
Carved Stone Balls from the Islands of Scotland
22 June – 31 August 2013
The Centre will also show recent work by Jim Pattison exploring the relationship between art and archaeology. MODELS OF MIND: Carved Stone Balls from the Islands of Scotland is an exhibition of drawings, paintings and prints relating to the extraordinary Neolithic stone carvings found in Orkney and across Scotland.
The exhibition will include the beautifully carved Holm symbol stone, found in the East Mainland parish, on loan from the Orkney Museum. This particular carving was the first of ten examples of symbol stones to be studied at first hand by Pattison for this series of works. MODELS OF MIND: continues the series of events established through the Symbols in a Landscape project, reflecting the Pier Arts Centre’s interest in art & archaeology.
A programme of workshops, talks and events, designed for people of all ages and ability, will complement both exhibitions.”
Aaron and I will be off up to Orkney again this Friday to attend the opening night event, so expect an updated photo later in the week which will essentially be the same as the above, but I’ll be dressed all fancy and holding a glass of fizz in my hand…and grinning even more manically! In other news, Kieran and I have been working away on the Links of Noltland animatic, so hopefully I’ll be able to share some of that process with you all soon, and I’m still working away writing up my thesis and trying not to get too carried away with all the exciting feedback about the film!
Thank you so much to everyone who has already visited the exhibition at Skara Brae (which is still on going for a month or so yet), I’m told all the 200+ questionnaires have been filled out. Really great feedback so far, it seems the film is doing its job of challenging any passive consumption of archaeological visualisation and positively encouraging people to cognitively engage a bit more with the interpretation of the site. Job’s a good-un!