The Abalone Toolkit / The Ochre Workshop / Abalones (Haliotis)
Group Project / Bergen / 2020 - 2022
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 with 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. Research on the design of abalone settlement surfaces happen in collaboration with Professors Dr. Boris Valentin, 3-D experts Francois Bougnères and Ivar Kjellmo.
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).