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Copyright Adam Stead 2016-2017
^^^ Please clip on the images above to enlarge (dig open day in collaboration with ArtLab) ^^^
The open day, at the top of the page, was a chance to showcase our research and individual artistic responses. To display some of the work produced by residents on the dig and to support ArtLab at the Field School, myself and Wendy McLean applied for funding from 'The Friends of The University of Reading' to make a set of collapsable display system. This collapsable display system is know as 'Pop-Up' and enabled us to demonstrate 3D scanning and printing for the site visitors on the open day.
Below is a visual record of my time spent at the University of Reading's Archaeological Field School in July 2016 at Marden Henge, Wiltshire. Over the course of the residency I learnt several different techniques used for recording archaeological trenches, excavated details and finds. This included not only traditional manual archaeological practices such as mattocking and troweling but new digital technologies such as geophysical scanning. Throughout the residency on the dig my aim was to explore the poteintial that 3D scanning and printing offered me as an artist on the dig to interpret and produce art work using these processes. With the support of the Art Departments ArtLab, I was able to push the bounds of the technology in the challenging outdoor environment of the trenches.