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nearly there …

… and here is the AITA tree, safely stowed not far from the Art Gallery … as you can see it is quite tall … today, the last day before we build the installation tomorrow, has seen a considerable rush around … I have cleaned Boyes Scarborough branch out of foam pads – that makes […]

three days to opening day …

Friday morning … the projector and DVD player have been installed in the Studio … I arrive late as the 7:38 train was (a) late leaving Scarborough and (b) the train nearly hit a tractor which was trying to cross the track … I only find out about this when I get to work as […]

time to catch up (2) …

When we made our first visit to the archive rooms in the basement of the Yorkshire Museum, we were very intrigued by the drawers which contained a rich array of prehistoric artefacts – hand axes, tools, microliths. The process of watching Andrew open the drawers, take out an object and then talk about it was […]

time to catch-up (1) ….

the pace has picked up considerably over the last week or so. On Easter Saturday, I met Damian at a wet Malton station and we then drove into Dalby Forest. Damian wanted to record the acoustic characteristics of the forest so he can use this “acoustic signature” in his soundscape for Mesolithic Interventions. We push […]

my god it’s almost April … !

good grief … yesterday I went out to meet Martin at Wykeham Mature Plants; we had a very good and useful conversation … now why would I be blogging about that, you ask yourselves? … more of that later … the concept that we intend to explore in the exhibition Mesolithic Interventions is that of […]

Mesolithic Updates …

… good grief how time flies … in the past month we have walked around the landscape at Star Carr gathered bits and pieces from the woodland and fields around Star Carr visited the nearest point on the modern coastline to Star Carr (Cayton Bay) interviewed Andrew, Nicky, Ben and James in the Yorkshire Museum […]

and … action!

We have all been involved with a range of other projects, so at last its good to get a few dates in the diary for some more research for this project. On Monday 8th February we will have the opportunity to have a look around the laboratory in the Department of Archaeology, University of York. […]

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about "the archive"

This project is called “Artists in the Archive”. So, what is an archive? (We will leave the question of what is an artist for another time.) Standard dictionary definitions and thesauri entries tell us that an archive can be A place or collection containing records, documents, or other materials of historical interest or a record […]