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Action with Abandonments on Hoy

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The premises – a Public, a Private and a Service Building – will be taken over. The squatter is interested in the original function of these houses. She operates as an entrepreneur, as an observer, as an archaeologist and utilizes objects, she find on site – opens herewith a new chapter in the history of transformations.

Battery Observation Post – Service Building
The observation post of a military base will be mended since all windows are fitted with cross-frames.

Refurbishment - Skerry Coast Battery, Hoy, Orkney Islands, Scotland, 2009

Refurbishment - Skerry Coast Battery, Hoy, Orkney Islands, Scotland, 2009

Community Center – Public Building
The Community Center will be opened by a formal act. Once the stage cleared and the play was written, the performance of the play follows. Towards the end the applause comes frenetically.

Opening - Community Center in Hoy, Orkney Islands, Scotland, 2009

Opening - Community Center in Hoy, Orkney Islands, Scotland, 2009

Stage Play - Community Center in Hoy, Orkney Islands, Scotland, 2009

Stage Play - Community Center in Hoy, Orkney Islands, Scotland, 2009

Dwelling – Private Building
In a family home everyday objects are investigated. Carefully selected objects will be examined and cleaned. Thereafter, the findings are wrapped in duct tape and put back into place.

Excavation - Dwelling in Lyness, Hoy, Orkney Islands, Scotland, 2009

Excavation - Dwelling in Lyness, Hoy, Orkney Islands, Scotland, 2009

Preservation - Dwelling in Lyness, Hoy, Orkney Islands, Scotland, 2009

Preservation - Dwelling in Lyness, Hoy, Orkney Islands, Scotland, 2009

“Typologie des Leerstands – Typology of vacancy”
3-channel Video / 11’51” / Colour / HD 1080i50 / Stereo / 2009

Written by newpopp

December 1, 2009 at 12:00 pm

Abandonments – Hoy, Orkney Islands, Scotland

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In the last century, Hoy, a small island of the Orkney Islands Group in northern Scotland, witnessed a rapid population increase in relation to the military base stationed on Hoy. As a result, many buildings were manufactured. With the closing of the military base at the end of the 50s the buildings have lost their requirement – left behind abandoned and unused in the landscape.

Skerry Coast Battery, Hoy, Orkney Islands, Scotland

Skerry Coast Battery, Hoy, Orkney Islands, Scotland, 2009

Community Center in Hoy, Orkney Islands, Scotland, 2009

Community Center in Hoy, Orkney Islands, Scotland, 2009

Dwelling in Lyness, Hoy, Orkney Islands, Scotland, 2009

Dwelling in Lyness, Hoy, Orkney Islands, Scotland, 2009

Written by newpopp

November 13, 2009 at 12:00 pm