|PAPAY GYRO NIGHTS ART FESTIVAL||
| / video art, sound art, experimental film, music and architecture /
is taking a place in unique settings of extreme remoteness of the island Papay, in the North Atlanic, and in the time of extreme winter weather conditions. The idea of the festival has originated from the ancient Papay tradition of The Night of The Gyros (or Gygr, Gryla, Grylur, Grøleks, Skeklers as its know in other Nordic countries), which till the beginning of 20s century was celebrated on the island in the first full moon of February. Against as reconstructing what is gone and almost forgotten, the Festival is a reflection on the folktale, the island's landscape and heritage, as well as interpretation of tradition and ritual, through new developments in art and architecture. The Festival is a Research lab, learning hub and the place for a discussion about interaction between new media and ideas in relation to tradition, ritual and island's landscape and heritage. During the Festival the Island is transformed into the art space and artworks are screened and exhibited in old farm buildings, boat house, workshops, ruins and open landscape.
Beside the Festival in Papay we're curating various scale PAPAY GYRO NIGHTS touring programmes (from one evening presentations to to two weeks long festival). Since 2011 PAPAY GYRO NIGHTS touring programmes were presented in Iceland, Norway, Serbia, Scotland, London, Faroe Islands, Sweden, Spain and Hong Kong.
In 2016 nomad's museum has been launched - Papay Gyro Nights new experimental project
Since 2012 PAPAY GYRO NIGHTS in HONG KONG / 巴比齋魯之夜北歐藝術節（巨大娘節)香港 had 6th editions and discribed by Art in Asia as "one of the city’s most impactful events on media and contemporary art."
BONFIRE / EXPERIMENTAL ARCHITECTURE WORKSHOP /
In 2012 PAPAY GYRO NIGHTS announced Open International Architectural Competition BONFIRE and almost 100 projects were submitted from all over the world. Three winning project selected by the Jury and our aim is to build and burn the BONFIRES at forthcoming Festivals
the series of research based and new place-specific works production residencies at PAPEY LISTSKJUL / Papay Arts Centre
In February 2013 we're releasing the second issue of SNÆ - festival's catalogue and boogazine exploring an interaction between contemporary art, the place, rituals and folklore
If you'd like to invite PAPAY GYRO NIGHTS to your island, forest, desert, village, city, festival: to bring our Touring programme, or to create a new place-specific project - please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
GYRO NIGHTS ART FESTIVAL LTD is a
company registered in Scotland, registration number SC402686
PAPAY GYRO NIGHTS ART FESTIVAL. Tredwall, Papa Westray (Papay), Orkney KW17 2BU, Scotland / e: email@example.com
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