Documentation of ‘Trace drawing’ Berkana, Laguz (inverted), Teiwaz in Fuglafjørður, photograph by Martin Drury

The notion of ritual is one which brings together many different aspects to creative practice. It has the ability to weave in stories of place and genealogy as well as a way of formulating process. Ritual is about making things sacred. To honour a process, a connection, a place. This is the kind of ritual […]

Runes for the Drammenselva © Tracey M Benson

Saturday was the first time I had seen the Pacific ocean for a while. I always feel a return to centre, a sense of humility and awe when I gaze out on to that immense blue. It was the first body of water that I remember swimming in, though somewhat further north, and over the […]

Scalpland webpage - performance in 1995 and 1996. I often refer to this work

This post was originally posted on Geokult in 2011 – https://geokult.wordpress.com/2011/10/15/scalpland-poetic-performance-1995-1996/ Background This performance based work was initially presented as part of course work for Postgraduate Diploma at the University of Queensland, Department of Art History Visiting Scholar program in 1995. It was later presented at Volt:the new performance at the Institute of Modern Art, […]

Gamle Mester © Tracey M Benson 2017

Since I have been in Norway, the theme of trees has appeared over and over again. The tree is a metaphor for time and family as well as a connection to the natural world. It makes complete sense here too as Norway has lots of magnificent forests. I have met many tree Elders on my […]

Riga Old City © Tracey M Benson 2017

I have spent the past few days in Riga – coming to take part in RIXC Open Fields and present a paper on Waters of the Past – especially focusing on the recent exploration of the runes, DNA music and 360 camera work. I also talked about the collaboration with Josiah Jordan on this project […]

At the Hurum Gamle Kirke © Tracey M Benson 2017

Keywords migration, journeying, sustainability, augmented reality, place, ecology, art, identity Overview This presentation focuses on 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. Waters of the Past explores the iconography of the sea and natural environment as a juxtaposition […]

© Tracey M Benson 2017

It is some weeks ago that we travelled along the West Coast of Norway on the Hurtigruten. We started in Bergen and ended up in Tromsø. The journey took five days and it was a very relaxing and enjoyable trip. The landscape is nothing short of spectacular and it was a feast for the eyes. […]