The Garden

The garden was a temporary structure situated at the centre of the ruins of the round church. It was planted with plants grown by the artists and donated by the local community. There was a seated area inside which acted as a place of rest and contemplation. It was in situ from 15th June – 31st August 2019

The garden was designed by Project 10 and was open source https:// Linn milled the parts at Fellesverkstedet workshop in Oslo and it was constructed at a Dugnad (community activity) on 12th June. (See Blog for images) The Garden opened on 15th June at 3pm at the Rundkirkeruinen.

The Flowering

‘The Flowering‘ was a choral work which was created from scores generated by the <GIPT> artists. The scores are the result of a digital interpretation of illustrations from an 11th century medieval manuscript of six medicinal and culinary herbs that were grown at St Olav’s Monastery. The illustrations were digitized and the data transposed into musical notations using specialised software.

The work was developed at a day long workshop led by composer Kate Howard ( in the village of Moniaive, Scotland. The workshop culminated in a performance that was transmitted into the Rundkirkeruinen at 3pm on the 15th of June to coincide with the opening of the <GIPT> Garden

Choir performing the score generated from the scan of the Mugwort illustration
Choir performing the score generated from the scan of the Orache illustration

Part of the score generated from the illustration of Muwort was was made into a piece for the town bells by Jo Hodges. The bells sounded the score every day at 3pm while the garden was situ from 15th June to 31st August. Thanks to Espen Melbø for his support to make this happen.

The Medieval Illustrations used for ‘The Flowering’

The plant Illustrations were from Tractatus de herbis (Herbal); De Simplici Medicina (index Secreta Salernitana); Circa instans; Antidotarium Nicolai. 1280.
Free to use in the public domain.