21. lokakuuta 2010

Gentle Action, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo Norway

Building up the LEIRI  - CAMP - YURT :
for GENTLE ACTION habitat "Interspecies collaboration"

The word yurt is originally a Turkic word meaning the camp site and the imprint left in the ground by a moved yurt, and by extension, sometimes a person's homeland. The term came to be used in reference to the physical tent-like dwellings only in other languages. In modern Turkish the word "yurt" is used as the synonym of homeland. In Russian language the structure is called "yurta" (юрта), whence the word came into English.

Students from the vocational college HAKTO (Halikon käsi-ja taideteollisuusoppilaitos) has made this yurt 1995 by using only hand tools , fire and steam, with the master of yurt-making Hal Wynne-Jones (GB).