“Journey of the Ancients” presented by Benson and Jordan


Session Title:

  • Spirit and Flesh (Long Papers)

Presentation Title:

  • Journey of the Ancients




  • This paper / installation explores a project-in-progress titled Waters of the Past. The project has emerged from residencies in the Faroe Islands, Iceland, New Zealand and Norway in
    2016-17. The paper specifically addresses a sub-project which has emerged from the larger body of work – Journey of the Ancients, which is a collaboration between Tracey Benson and Josiah Jordan. The project explores the iconography of the sea and natural environment as a juxtaposition to ancient runic symbols. These symbols represent a culture and language lost as well as a ‘proxy’ for ancestral links to the old country.

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