the Origins

Mikko Ijäs

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Ohjaus, käsikirjoitus, kuvaus ja editointi Mikko Ijäs. Sävellys Maija Kaunismaa. Digital. Color. 74 min. 1.78:1. Full HD

The Origins is an experimental silent documentary film on the origins of human culture.

The movie presents an argument that human imagination and art was evolved due to ancient art of persistence hunting. The doctoral thesis work “Fragments of the Hunt: Persistence Hunting, Tracking and Prehistoric Art” (Aalto University) by researcher and media artist Mikko Ijäs deals with the early connection between trance rituals, persistence hunting and visual arts among the early hunter-gatherer societies.

The film is done in collaboration with Alfred Kordelin Foundation, AVEK (Finland), Arts Promotion Centre Finland, City of Helsinki Cultural Office, Aalto University (Helsinki), The Nyae Nyae Development Foundation of Namibia and Noravas de Rarámuri in Mexico.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputFilm
Publication statusSubmitted - 2016
MoE publication typeF1 Published independent work of art

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    Ijäs, M. (Author). (2016). the Origins. Manuscript submitted for publication. Digital or Visual Products