During their different journeys of the MEMORIA Norway project, SpringerParker will update the Logbook on a regular basis.
It documents their route and events in forms of on location photos and descriptions sent directly via the mobile phone to this website.
Clicking at the geographical data to the left of the entries lets you follow their route on the map.

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An evening at the Sami Art Center

In the evening we've been invited to see the exhibition opening of Annelise Josefsen at the Sami Art Center. "Drom og Bedrag" is her first exhibition in the Finnmark since about 20 years.

... within four minutes

Fortunately we made it in time to the shop and we also got ourselves a fine replacement gas bottle that should help to keep us and our mobile home warm during the next nights. Thanks to the timeshift we were back in Norway shortly before we arrived in Finland. We felt like reproducing this trick featuring Springer and his blue sunglasses.

How to travel one hour back in time ...

At nights, the temperature now drops close to zero degrees Celsius and we ran out of camping gas. We were happy to get a tip from a local man who noticed our misery: Finland is just around the corner and there they are using both sytems. But we had to hurry before the shop closed, because the time in Finland is one hour ahead.

The Sámediggi

If you have followed the logbook of our Winter Exploration you may recognise Rune Fjellheim, the director of the Sámediggi, the Sámi Parliament located at Karasjok. We gave some project updates and introduced a new project closely related to Memoria Norway, that we would like to do next year in the surrounding area. The photo was taken in front of the huge library inside the building,

Back to Karasjok

We drove back to Karasjok to do photos and sound recordings in the surrounding areas. We are happy that Irene Snarby from the Sami Art Museum had time for a talk, we told her about the latest developments of our project and also had the chance to see their current exhibition "Being A Part".

Reindeer separation

Soon the Sami herders will start the so called reindeer separation, where they will decide which of their animals are going to live on and which are not. Nearly all parts of the animals, from bones to fur will be used to produce something out of it. According to the Sami mythology, everything from the stars to the ground and every living thing inbetween was created by a shaman in form of a white reindeer. White reindeers inside the herd are considered lucky charms. This one has light colors but is not white.

Geir Aarskog

Besides running the Stabbursdalen Resort, Geir Aarskog is involved in many projects. One part of his involvement in the National Park, will be to work on a new programme dealing with the topic of climate change in this region. Big thanks for having us here, spending time with us and introducing us to so many interesting people and places.

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