The Kammari research project includes several interconnected levels of activity: the research group’s long-term research projects, individual research projects and related artistic interventions.

Long-term research projects:

Technology as Ideology – A research project launched in June 2018 on technology’s ideological features and its psychological, social and political dynamics. Main coordinators: Niklas Toivakainen & Sakari Laurila. Read more: Technology as Ideology -project page

Integrated Sustainability -project at the Kammari Residency – long term research project in the Kammari Residency, combining different disciplines of contemporary art, theory and practical applications, to develop the residency house into a living post-fossil installation and an ecologically sustainable, experimental working environment.

Artistic interventions by the Kammari Research Group:

The Castle of Escape – an artistic research in collaboration with Lia Haraki (, resulting in an installation and a performance in Teatro Polis, Nicosia in end of April 2020 (update: postponed for Covid-19 pandemic to autumn, 2020). The content stems from research on displaced and narcissistic nature of desires. Production of Pelma Productions by Lia Haraki – Cyprus, Kammari Research Group and Armas Productions – Helsinki.

Gone Missing – video installation for the Through Other Eye’s exhibition, curated by James Bridle for the NeMe Arts Centre, 2019. More information of the exhibition, on the page of the gallery here. Please, email for a preview of the work.

Desiring the Digital Sublime – a video installation for the Self as Actor: Colonising Identity, an exhibition in the NeMe Art Centre, 2019. More information on the exhibition, on the page of the gallery here. The video work was based on researching the relationship between social desires and social media platforms. Please, email for a preview of the work.

A Dinosaur – a text and a collaborative live portrait video installation for an exhibition in Bielefelt, Germany, 2019. In collaboration with the visual artist Janice Jensen and Naturtrub Magazine.

The Phantom Limb – a long term research and performance project about an intimate relationship between a human and an algorithm. Initial premier in the Buffer Fringe Festival, 2018. Main coordinator: Sakari Laurila. Read more: The Phantom Limb -project page

More information about the projects: kammari (at) or sakari (at)