Creating contexts: between the archaeological site and art gallery

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Abstract

“This paper reflects upon the Test Trenches Project, which involved arts practitioners in a range of media collaborating with archaeologists on the excavations at the Ness of Brodgar, Orkney. The team, including the archaeologists, subsequently undertook a short studio residency at the Pier Arts Centre, a contemporary art gallery in Stromness, and collaborated on creating installations in a range of media. Rather than aiming specifically to create finished works for display, visual experimentation was explored as a meaningful process in itself. Nevertheless, the project was able to provide subtle and unexpected contextual insights into the archaeological material”.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArt and Archaeology
EditorsAndrew Cochrane, Ian Alden Russell
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherSpringer
Pages141-155
Number of pages15
Volume11
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4614-8990-0
ISBN (Print)978-1-4614-8989-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameOne World Archaeology Series
PublisherSPRINGER

Keywords

  • art
  • archaeology
  • excavation
  • gallery
  • exhibition
  • interpretation

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    Thomas, A. S. (2014). Creating contexts: between the archaeological site and art gallery. In A. Cochrane, & I. A. Russell (Eds.), Art and Archaeology (Vol. 11, pp. 141-155). (One World Archaeology Series). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8990-0_11