The Panels from Bjarnastadahlíd

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Gagarin produced all digital media used in the exhibition.

Gagarin produced all digital media used in the exhibition.

Modern technology is used to reconstruct the Judgment day image from the 11th century.

Modern technology is used to reconstruct the Judgment day image from the 11th century.

The story of these panels and different arguments of their existence are discussed.

The story of these panels and different arguments of their existence are discussed.

The project

In 1924 the National Museum of Iceland acquired thirteen carved panels which were believed to have been from the Viking era. Later Dr. Selma Jónsdóttir, the first woman to receive a doctorate from the University of Iceland, argued in her thesis that the boards were remnants of a Byzantine Judgement Day image from the 11th century.

In this exhibition, the story of those panels and different arguments of their existence were discussed. Gagarin produced all digital media used in the exhibition. A light robot was programmed to highlight the panels and the story being told in sync with a video.

Our role

  • Conception and development of installation
  • Media design
  • Project management

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Museums, Exhibition