On the 22nd of January 2016 Heritage Academy (CHS) together with the Museum of Antiquity at University of Gothenburg invited to video presentations and guided tours in the museum, as a part of "White Night" (Kulturnatta) in Gothenburg. Below you find links to and information about the video presentations. In the attached pdf you can find bios and more information about the event.
HD Video 04:30 min
Producer: Anita Synnestvedt, Music/sound: Mikael Bojén, Land art installations: Marie Gayatri,
Poetry Reading: Lena Dahlén, Medieval costume and performance: Eva Andersson,
Photo: Anita Synnestvedt, Royner Norén, Marie Gayatri
In 2013 the largest urban archaeological excavation ever undertaken in West Sweden started in the area of Gamlestaden in Gothenburg. The town of "Nya Lödöse", which lay here between 1473 and 1624, is being excavated. The area is set to undergo major transformations. New construction activities with buildings, a new hub for public transport, walkways and bike lanes will transform the urban landscape.
The archaeological dig is done behind fences. You can have a glimpse of what´s going on, peeking through little openings, but it is hard to understand – what is happening? You can go for a guided tour, but do you see the connection between now and then? Do the archaeologists care about what´s happening outside the fence while they are digging? What is present, what is past? How can we explore the environment when space is money? In a workshop arranged in May 2015 archaeologists, musicians, artists and students investigated the environment in Gamlestaden with the aim discovering stories and contexts in the many layers of time and space. The video Layers of living in layers of time have been using results and material from the workshop with the purpose making a poetic interpretation of the process of archaeology with perspectives of present and past.
Vide to be updated.
By Katxerê Medina Svanelid. HD Video 08:12 min Music: Marginal Invitation by Lubomyr Melnyk featuring Marika Hedemyr Nothing of the past will be preserved under the ground. Everything from the old city has to be re-moved. The earth has to be cleaned from its past remains that are analyzed and preserved in the labor-atories and the museums. What used to be a buried churchyard is now filled with electrical cables. In a large scale urbanization project like this one at Gamlestaden, it is the capital that rules. The future city needs new shopping centers, bus stations, apartments and offices. Space is money.
Read more about Can you dig it project.
The Museum of Antiquities is run by the section for Ancient History and Archaeology at the Department of Historical Studies, University of Gothenburg. The museum's collection of original ancient objects sheds light on Classical Mediterranean cultures, particularly those of Greece, Italy and Cyprus. Read more about the museum at their webpage. A vide from the museum can be found here.