@ Opening! Papay Gyro Nights 2014

Wu Junyong: THOUSANDS OF MOON.[/caption]

9 screens, 5 technicians, 1 derelict barn, NO electricity.

9 full moon was up, plus one more up on the sky, TOTAL 10 moons

1000 YEARS OF WAR / NOMADOLOGY

“1000 years of the Battle of Clontarf – one of many seasonal ventures of then Orcadians swapping plough for a sword and turning fishing boat into battleship easily. 1000 years ago Gyro Nights were regular Festival in Papay. 1000 years ago the island Papa Westray had 100 nausts – boat shelters scattered along the shore, with a boats ready to go in all directions for fish, for trade, for love, for fight: the plain of journeys, like grass covering the island with no trees, spreading into the sea. in 1000 years 1000 roots were shrunk into 1 line of the road cutting the island from South to North. 1 pier. 1 boat. 1 plane. movement of inhabitants organised by timetables occasionally blown away by the weather – the last not tamed yet element of the place
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100 years of another war –
WorldWarI.
The last time Gyro Nights Festival in Papay celebrated about 100 years ago.
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10 years. decade. one backward. one forward. about present time. bringing back Gyro from dead. learning magic. rebuilding all 100 nausts. preparing for new Clontarf”

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