Archetypes of Contamination. Contamination as a Form of Consciousness is the title of my ongoing practice-based research project conducted as a Doctoral Candidate in the field of Contemporary art at Aalto University, Department of Art and Media. The research has started in September 2021.
This project develops from the premise that the perception of environmental space constitutes and affects the way reality is socially inhabited. Considering the world as we see and perceive it as a result of different thought processes, I postulate that the actual state of environmental pollution may have originated from a corrupted archetypal image in the collective consciousness.
This research will look at contamination through different implications: from considering it as a form of interrelation or exchange, to the manifestation of more specific aspects of environmental pollution, starting from different forms of radioactive contamination.