Orcadia: A Fenris & Ragnar Story: Film Screening & Q&A

2 July 2022
Hawthornden Lecture Theatre | Royal Scottish Academy Free | Registration required 2 - 3pm

Join Fenris Wolf and Ragnar Thorfinn for the premiere of Glen Thomson’s documentary film Orcadia: A Fenris and Ragnar Story. The screening will be followed with a short discussion and a Q&A. 


Orcadia: A Fenris and Ragnar Story is a short documentary film by Scottish filmmaker Glen Thomson. The film follows artists James Alexander McKenzie and Daniel O’Dempsey as they navigate life on the Orcadian Isles and chronicles their immersion in its rich culture. They discuss the impact Orkney has had on them, and the philosophy behind Fenris Wolf and Ragnar Thorfinn. Orcadia documents McKenzie and O’Dempsey’s collaborative practice, and the first two acts of the experimental play that they developed during their residency.  


Fenris Wolf and Ragnar Thorfinn is an artist collective consisting of McKenzie and O’Dempsey as abiding contributors and includes anyone that the pair collaborate with when operating as Fenris Wolf and Ragnar Thorfinn. It is a vehicle for experimentation, collaboration and developing ideas within the realms of fine art, performance art, spoken word, poetry, music, and theatre. 


The collective was founded in 2019 when McKenzie and O’Dempsey undertook a collaborative artist residency with the Pier Arts Centre in Orkney in partnership with the Royal Scottish Academy awarded through the RSA Residencies for Scotland scheme. During their residency, they developed an experimental play also titled Fenris Wolf and Ragnar Thorfinn. Collaborating with local musicians for Acts 1 and 2, they exhibited each of their three acts at different venues in Stromness for the Orcadian public during October 2019.


Entry via the Royal Scottish Academy South (Rear) Door entrance.

Whisky Highball's will be served to accompany the screening.


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