23 Aug 2010 – 30 Aug 2010


Orkney, United Kingdom


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  • from Kirkwall, Orkney: Orkney Ferries - 1.5hrs, LoganAir - 15min

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PICNIC is an invitation to have a good time in Papay, exploring the Island and developing place-specific collaborative works. No limits in works media — all art forms existing, newly created and experimental are welcome. We will perambulate in hill and at the shoreline of the island to find inspiring spot to have a PICNIC, to share meal, drink and ideas. The Theme of Papay PICNIC is RITUAL as a working process as well as work/product itself. Contrary to the idea of the ritual as a canonised action trough its repetition achieving status of TRADITION, we would like to see the ritual in application to contemporary development in philosophy and technology. CHAOS AS A RITUAL. GENETIC PROGRAMMING, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND RITUAL. DELUZIAN RITUAL and other interpretations which will draw the line between TRADITION and STAGNATION, representing tradition as a fluid creative action rather than rigid form of behaviour. The task seems impossible but at the end of the day it will be a great achievement if we all will have this PICNIC time to reflect on impossibility and go back with some new ideas PROGRAMME will be developed during the week. We will test a few PICNIC locations around the island and possibly will share some results by the end of the week with a grand PICNIC. The programme will be defined by the island itself rather than some prepared in advance script. Time frame of one week is also can be extended considering the distance some of you will have to travel. If week is not enough — stay and work two. Month. Years. As long as you need to complete what you had started. Camping grounds are unlimited as well as the plenty of edible seaweeds and shells


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