Poetic Archeology

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

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).