Poetic Archeology

Research project (2015-2017) stretches the collaboration between art and science.

Introduction

The research activities of the Poetic Archeology group (Jan Kaila, Japo Knuutila, Jan Fast) are founded on the methodology of artistic research and on the principles of archeology. The term ‘poetic’ refers to that quality of the group’s activities which is designed to awaken association and memories, partly through aesthetics (the use of color, light, motion, form, etc.), partly through the use of different media (moving images, photography, text, objects) in flexible configurations. The project both resembles archeology and is archeology – it effectively excavates history both physically (objects and texts) and visually (photographs and moving images).

Contact information for the project

    • Jan Kaila

    • Visiting researcher, Tohtorikoulutus ja tutkimus Taideyliopisto, University of the Arts Helsinki

Project name

Poetic Archeology

Time

01/2015-12/2017

Team

Jan Kaila, Japo Knuutila, Jan Fast