PAPAY GYRO NIGHTS 2013
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PAPAY GYRO NIGHTS 2012 trailer
 
 
PAPAY GYRO NIGHTS 2011
Video Catalogue
 
 
 
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 Papa Westray (aka Papay, or Papey in Meiri), 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.

TOURING

Beside the Festival in Orkney we're curating PAPAY GYRO NIGHTS touring programme which in 2012 was presented in East Iceland, Hong Kong, Bergen and Belgrade; and in 2013: Reykjavik, Hong Kong, Faroe Islands, Edinburgh and London

BONFIRE

Open International Architectural Competition BONFIRE is a new important addition to our 2013 programme. Almost 100 projects were submitted from all over the world. Three winning project selected by the Jury will be build and burn at PGN 2014, 2015 and 2016

SNÆ
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

BOOKING
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: papaygyronights@papawestray.org

IVANOV + CHAN



NOVA Papay Gyro Nights Art Festival is a part of NOVA (Northern Video Art Network) - a web-based platform for artists working with video-, media art and experimental cinema to show and promote their works and to post current info of their screenings and exhibitions.
northernvideoart.net





PAPAY GYRO NIGHTS 2014. FEBRUARY 15 - 22

PAPAY GYRO NIGHTS 2013. FEBRUARY 21 - 28


PAPAY GYRO NIGHTS 2012. FEBRUARY 6 - 13

PAPAY GYRO NIGHTS 2011. FEBRUARY 14 - 21

ABOUT
 
HISTORY
 
ART PRIZE
 
PUBLISHING
 
PGN TOURING:
PGN2014 IN SWEDEN
 
PGN2014 IN HK
 
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PGN2013 IN LONDON
 
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PGN2013 @G! FESTIVAL
 
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PGN2012 IN REYKJAVIK
 
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PGN IN BELGRADE
 
PGN2012 IN NORWAY
 
PGN2012 IN HK
 
PGN2011 IN ICELAND
 
   
PAPAY 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: papaygyronights@papawestray.org
PAPAY GYRO NIGHTS ART FESTIVAL IS SUPPORTED BY:    
 
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