three one-minute fragments
Three times Arctic archaeology is an extensive video performance. The work lasts 36 minutes, consists of three distinct chapters, and is narrated by four performers. It investigates the production of meaning in the field of archaeology, specifically focussing on maritime archaeology and the history of Arctic exploration. Historic text of explorers such as William Edward Parry, Jan Huygen van Linschoten, and an unknown author (from the Journal of the Chirikov’s Vessel) are juxtaposed to contemporary imagery of archaeological research, creating a range of imaginative associations and exploring visual variations.
Directed by Stijn Verhoeff