The Abalone Toolkit

and The Ochre Workshop

The Ochre Workshop and The Abalone Toolkit are proposed as

a co-creational process between archaeologists Professors Dr. Christopher Henshilwood & Dr. Francesco D'Errico with their team at The Centre for early Sapience behaviour SapienCE (University of Bergen), archaeologist Petro Keene, and the artistst Geir Harald samuelsen & Elin T. Sørensen.

The Ochre Workshop unfolds as a seminar led by Henshilwood and D'Errico and team, together with archaeologist Petro Keene. The Abalone Toolkit is a co-developed immersive installation artwork, inviting the public to interact with the abalone shells, ochre and other materials, led by Elin T. Sørensen.

Both events will be part of the Matter, Gesture and Soul exhibition at The Natural History Museum in Bergen the summer 2021 and is proposed for a presentation to be included in The European Archaeologist Association (EAA) annual meeting in Budapest (conference postponed to the summer 2022).










Gestures of Fire / Pyrolab


Pyrolab and Outdoor Classroom is a co-creative process together with students and teachers at the Skien High School. The Pyrolab will be adapted for the landscape at Klosterøya in Skien. The project is led by artist/landscape architect Elin T. Sørensen and Growlab Oslo/Mads Pålsrud. The project is supported by Telemark County Municipality,Public Art Norway (KORO), The Savings Bank Foundation DNB Norway and Steinar Moe Eiendom.


In September 2020 we will arrange the pyro-event Gestures og Fire led by archeologist and anthropologist Professor Dr. Dragoş Gheorghiu with team (University of Arts, Bucharest) and Geir Harald Samuelsen. Gestures og Fire is a sub-project of Matter, Gesture and Soul.