Sunday, 30 August 2009

Fogo Island, continued

Fishing stage in Deep Bay
Door handle on Aidan's stage, Joe Batt's Arm
Inside Aidan's stage, listing the previous years caribou hunts, Joe Batt's Arm
Salted cod drying on the flakes, Joe Batt's Arm

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Walden on tour

The new performances of Walden had great responses from the press (nice review in the list) and from the audience.
It finishes on Saturday in the Edinburgh Fringe, then will be touring in September and October (dates here).

The set in The Dovecot in Edinburgh, pictures by Nick Bone

Sunday, 23 August 2009

Fogo island project

We are documenting some of our ongoing project / research in Fogo Island in another blog:

Saturday, 22 August 2009

fishing stages

The fishing stages in Fogo Island were built as a place to prepare the fish, gut it, then salt it. Most of them are still in used today. The bridge, or flakes, were also used to dry the salted cod.
Beautiful small structures, with a very light hold onto the rocks.

punts half models

The local boat building practice for the traditional rowing fishing boat, the punt, is being revived through the punt race. Some of the boat builders use "half models" of different scales and of different constructions to measure up the boats. One of the type of half model has layers held together with pegs, the other has slots in the hull in which inserted cards work as sections to scale up.

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Iceberg ice

picture by Erika Irmler

In one of our visit we were offered "iceberg ice" as a drink, literally a bit of ice carved out of iceberg bits that pass by in spring and kept in the freezer.

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Fogo island

We're just starting three weeks in Fogo Island, Newfoundland, Canada, for an art project with the Shorefast Foundation, and we'll be posting pictures as the weeks develop.