Artist in Residence: Vardo, Finnmark, Norway

Project Details


A period of filming, sound projection and historical research responding to the location of the Steilneset Memorial designed by Louise Bourgeois and Peter Zumthor.
This work was produced to commemorate 91 people including Sami tribesmen executed for witchcraft in the 17th century. The peak of these trials, 1662-63, coincided with the period Witch exhibition explored in East Lothian. Using film, sound and photography Adamson investigated the direct links between Scotland and Finnmark as explored in Seventeenth-Century Witchcraft Trials in Scotland and Northern Norway by Liv Helene Willumsen . This residency was supported by Varanger Museum and University of Edinburgh
Effective start/end date18/06/149/07/14


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