Photographic art meets archaeology. The find layer of "Durchgangslager Hangö". Photo Jan Fast.
The "Poetic Archaeology" workspace at "Kaapelitehdas". Photo Jan Fast.
"Poetic archaeology" was founded in 2014 by Jan Martti Kaila, Japo Knuutila and Jan Fast on the methodology of both artistic and scientific research. The project looks at some unexpected similarities between contemporary art and contemporary archaeology. Could artistic research serve as a platform for opening up a dialogue and collaboration between the two disciplines that mostly function as separate institutions?
"Baracke"interior from "Durchgangslager Hangö".
Photo Poetic Archaeology Jan Martti Kaila/Japo Knuutila
In late august 2017 the project enters a new phase with the construction of a photographic art exhibition at the Exhibition Laboratory in Helsinki!!