Cardiff 1919 – theatre/archaeology

A team from National Theatre Wales, featuring Kyle Legall and Mike Pearson, have just published a powerful work of theatre/archaeology* in their series Storm, about the race riots in Cardiff Wales in 1919. It takes the form of a graphic novel with animated video and voice over. A timely intervention. https://www.cardiff1919.wales – [Link] *theatre/archaeology –…

Experimenting with the Dérive Experience of Landscapes

This is an excerpt from a portion of a paper entitled “Three Cities: thinking through embodied archaeologies with experiments in psychogeography and urban design” which I gave at TAG Berkeley back in May. The full version is available here: http://archaeologiesensoria.wordpress.com Three cities, three walks. During the Binchester excavations, I took three walks that purposefully mirrored…

The Complexity of Making within Disciplinary Traditions: Some Considerations of Ingold’s “The Textility of Making” in Archaeological Production Contexts

Elizabeth Murphy, Brown University In a recent article entitled “The Textility of Making,” Tim Ingold deconstructs what he describes as the hylomorphic model of creation (2010). This model views the material world according to conceptions of matter and form and tends to perceive material as static, finished products of preconceived human thought. In response to…

Recreating a lost website: the Prambanan project revisited or Still in defence of dance as an archaeological issue

View of the Prambanan complex, October 2000 Websites do not last forever, they are as perishable as any other artefact. Our team discovered this when the website hosted by the National University of Singapore (NUS), set up in connection with the project Dance and the Temple: interpretation and construction of heritage through a virtual site…