During their different journeys of the MEMORIA Norway project, SpringerParker will update the Logbook on a regular basis.
It documents their route and events in forms of on location photos and descriptions sent directly via the mobile phone to this website.
Clicking at the geographical data to the left of the entries lets you follow their route on the map.
EXPLORATION SUMMER (September 2009)
Sep-21-09 - 10:40
Stone sculptor Hagbart Solløs
So yesterday evening and this morning we also met stone sculptor Hagbart Solløs who lives in Northern Norway and is well known for doing large sculptures in public space.
Sep-20-09 - 19:28
Towards the end of the day
Amazing how the wind sculptures the clouds at the evening sky so similar to what it came up with this morning. Later today, we are going to meet visualist Nicolas Horne and two Norwegian artists. Nicolas lives in Tromso, where we already met him this march. Currently he is working and touring with a theatre group, which also played at the local theatre.
Sep-20-09 - 18:18
Nowhere during our trips we discovered so endless fields of reindeer moss. This time of the day they lie like petrol-colored carpets over the Taiga landscape.
Sep-20-09 - 15:36
The primary colors of the vegetation around Kautokeino so far are everything between yellow and brown, a golden autumn between huge fields of birches, of which most already dropped all of their leaves. When a green meadow pops out every now and then, it really strikes out.
Sep-20-09 - 14:37
Parker is doing a rubbing from the surface of one the greenish stones found in the region north of Kautokeino, called Naranas. It has a marble like structure and contains a lot of quartz which makes it shimmer nicely in sunlight. We first came across this stone at the Sami Parliament at Karasjok, where it was used at several places inside the building.
Sep-20-09 - 12:59
The names of the places around here are in Sámi language, which makes it hard for us to even imagine how to pronounce them.
Sep-20-09 - 12:16
Guovdageaidnu / Kautokeino
We stopped at Kautokeino, the second cultural centre of Northern Sápmi (the area where Sámi people live) next to Karasjok. 2/3 of the people of the municipality Kautokeino live in this city, of them over 50% is younger than 30 years, which is much higher than the average in Finnmark.