Poetisk Værft

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We aim at developing an itinerant project in Denmark around its maritime culture. Travelling from town to coastal village to meet and collect testimonies from seamen, fishermen and shipyard workers. We will create partnerships with ethnologists, writers and historians, generating live concerts and immersive projections along with conferences and debates, for and with the real people who generated this culture in the first place.

“Poetisk Værft” is a homage to the craftsmanship and the manual knowledge of the sea workers. We aim at working in the same way, through a dialogue between modern technology and traditional handwork. Far from computer automation, we promote controlled human gesture linked to culture and tradition. A patient link to shipyards and manual work, on an equally large scale.