News and Current Projects

What next?

Out right now
The podcast Talking with Trees – Puhetta Puille – Talar med Träd is now live, with seven episodes in Swedish recorded with a pine on Örö during the year 2021, on soundcloud here. And seven episodes in Finnish, written to the Spruce on Harakka in Spring and Summer 2020, on soundcloud here. Other episodes in English are forthcoming.
Year of the Ox – On the Lowest Branch is now completed, and available for view on the RC, here.

Upcoming / ongoing events
Exhibition in gallery Forum Box 10.2.- 6.3.2022.

Upcoming talks and presentations
Concepts and Discussions around Artistic Research, doctoral seminar with Mika Elo at University of the Arts Helsinki, Spring term 2021.
Developing an Artistic Research project, seminar with Synne Behrndt / Camilla Damkjaer at Stockholm University of the Arts, Spring term 2021.
Seminar for doctoral candidates (Norwegian national program), Oslo 2-4.2.2022
On Documentation (for MA students, online), SKH 9.2.2022
On Artistic Research (for doctoral candidates), SKH 10.2.2022

Forthcoming publications
”Teaching Performance Art with Fluxus”, text for a book on performance art pedagogy edited by Aapo Korkeaoja

Research and other projects in progress
Meetings with Remarkable and Unremarkable Trees. with archive on the RC here.

Current engagements
Visiting researcher at Academy of Fine Arts, University of the Arts Helsinki, see


Recently finished projects
How to do things with performance?
– Miten tehdä asioita esityksellä?, a four-year (five year) research project funded by the Academy of Finland, with Hanna Järvinen, Tero Nauha and Pilvi Porkola (2016-2021). More info on the Uniarts website of HTDTWP with links to blog and living archive on the RC.
Residency at
Eckerö Tull och Posthus in July 2021.
Ars Bioarctica residency at the biological station in Kilpisjärvi for two weeks in June, see
here and here.
Residency in
Kulttuuritalo Päiväkoti in Hailuoto in April 2021

Recent exhibitions, events and performances
On the Edge (2020) in Öres exhibition on Örö Island 19.6.-31.9.2021. See here and here
Dear Spruce – Kuusi Hyvä 1-7 (2020) and July with a Pine (2020) in the exhibition Artists’ Island on Harakka Island 9.8.-26.9.2021. See taiteilijoidensaari_tiedote_en and here

Recent publications
“Calling for Zoe as a Utopian Gesture” in Ruukku – studies in artistic research #17 Everyday Utopias and Artistic Research, see here and here
“A dialogue about performance, artistic research and trees”, interview by José Quaresma in RIACT no 3, see here and as a separate pdf AA-interview-from RIACT_3
Arlander, A. 2021. Dear Olive Tree. Journal of Embodied Research
, 4(2): 5 (19:40). DOI:

Recent talks, papers and presentations
“Kasvidemokratia ja esitys tutkimuksena” [Vegetal democracy and performance as research] at the symposium Theatre and Democracy organised by the Finnish Association for Theatre Research 17.12.2021.

Recent engagements
Member of the Committee for Artistic Research at the Swedish Research Council 2018-2021.
Member of the editorial board of Ruukku – Studies in Artistic Research 2012 – 2021.
Professor of performance, art and theory at Stockholm University of the Arts Research Centre (2018-2019),
Member of the board of the Norwegian Artistic Research Program (2015-2018)
State Prize for multidisciplinary art 2018
info in Finnish and in Swedish, with photo, here


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