Current projects

Right now
Year of the Rat Upphill-Downhill (2009) shown at Kunsthalle Helsinki exhibition Me:Self-portraits Through Time 27.5.- 6.8.2017.
Year of the Horse – On Rock and Wood (2010) on display in Pitkäniemi Hospital in Tampere 31.3.-30.7. 2007. Info in Finnish
Research and other projects in progress
How to do things with performance – Miten tehdä asioita esityksellä, a four-year research project funded by the Academy of Finland, with Hanna Järvinen, Tero Nauha and Pilvi Porkola. More info on the website of HTDTWP with links to blog and living archive on the RC.
Performing with Plants – Att sam-agera med växter. More here
Researcher at Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies (2017) see here
Member of the board of the Norwegian Artistic Research Program See here
Blog about activities in Stockholm, artisticresearchinstockholm
Upcoming events
Solo exhibition in the old Telegraph on Harakka Island 26.7.-6.8.2017. Cami de Cavalls – video works, read more here
Screening of Year of the Snake – Swinging (mini) as part of the festival MEETINGS organised by ET4U, Contemporary visual art projects – Mid & Western Jutland at Skaerum, Mölle on 1 September 2017.
Solo Exhibition at Muu Gallery, Helsinki in October 2017.
Animal Years – an exhibition including one work or installation from each year of a twelve year series performed on Harakka Island – will hopefully be presented somewhere in the future.
Upcoming presentations
“Performing with Plants”, installation at Colloquium on Artistic Research in Performing Arts, CARPA 5 Perilous Experience? Extending Experience Through Artistic Research at University of the Arts Helsinki, Theatre Academy 31.8.-2.9.2017
“Swinging Together”, participatory performance and presentation at the seminar organised by Nordic Performance Art – Reaching a New Audience in Munkemose, Odense on Friday 1 September 2017.
Recent engagements
Professor of artistic research at Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, University of the Arts Helsinki (1.9.-31.12.2016) See here
Participating in the research project Rock/body – Performative interchanges between the geologic and the body, see here
Visiting professor at Stockholm University of the Arts (1.9.2015-31.8.2016)
Professor of artistic research at Performing Arts Research Centre at University of the Arts Helsinki Theatre Academy 1.3.2015-31.8.2016 (until 13 May also vice dean for research).
Recent exhibitions and performances
The Tide in Kan Tiang (2016) at Fringe Arts Bath Festival Primordial (curated by Laura Denning) 26.5.-11.6. 2017
Solsidan 1-3 (2016) shown at Art fair Suomi at the Cable factory, Helsinki 25-28.5.2017.
Screening of the twelve-year project Animal Years (2002-2014) in two parts, Animal years I and Animal years II as part of Accessing Performance at the Research pavilion in Venice 17. and 18. May 2017.
The Tide in Kan Tiang (2016) in Mediaboxi in Gallery Forum Box 1.4.-23.4.2017 (see here)
Recent papers and presentations
“Between Sea and Sky – With a Tree” at the seminar of Between Sky and Sea: Tourist organised by Performance Art Began on 18 July 2017 in Kvalnes, Lofoten.
“How to do things by performing with plants” in the panel organised by the research project How to Do Things with Performance at the IFTR (International Federation for Theatre Research) conference Unstable Geographies – Multiple Theatricalities in Sao Paulo 10-14 July 2007.
“How to do things with performance – Performing with plants (first attempts)” in the Artistic Research Working Group at PSI#23 Overflow (Performance Studies International conference) in Hamburg June 8-11. 2017.
“Performing with Plants” at Plantarium: Re-imagining green futurities, including a presentation of The Tide in Kan Tiang in a workshop, at Linköping University 1-2.6.2017
Participating in a panel on authorship and agency in Ei-inhimillinen seminaari [Non-human seminar] organised by Reality Research Centre 27-28.5.2017
Accessing Performance – a two-day event at the Artistic research Pavillion in Venice as part of the Camino Events, organised together with Hanna Jörvinen, Pilvi Porkola and Tero Nauha in Venice 17. and 18. May 2017.
Participating at the SAR (Society for Artistic Research) conference Please Specify! in Helsinki 28-29 April with a workshop “What is Given?” together with Tero Nauha, Hanna järvinen and Pilvi Porkola.
Presentation of the project Performing with Plants at the Brown bag seminar at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies on 25 April 2017.
Participating in a panel at the event “The Avantgarde Today” (in Finnish) organised by FAM (Finnish Avantgarde and Modernism network) on 20 April 2017 In Töölö Library. More (in Finnish)
Recent publications (2016)
“Practising art – as a habit? / Att utöva konst – som en vana?” In Ruukku, issue 7 edited by Anu Vehviläinen and Markus Kuikka. June 2017.
“How to do things with repetition?” video with text in Icehole #6
“Artistic research as a speculative practice”, JAR (Journal for Artistic Research) network texts
“What can be done with performance?” an interview, in Finnish, by Suvi Ruotsi, published on the Academy of Finland website, here.
“Performing Landscape – Swinging Together or Playing with Projections”. In Body Space Technology Journal vol.16 online here (NB. flash needed)
“Mitä tekijä voi tehdä?” [What can an author do?] In Annette Arlander, Laura Gröndahl and Marja Silde (eds.) Tekijä – teos, esitys ja yhteiskunta. [Author – work, performance and society] Näyttämö ja Tutkimus 6. Teatterintutkimuksen seura Helsinki 2016, 12-37. Online here
“Artistic Research and/as Interdisciplinarity – Investigação em Arte e/como Interdisciplinaridade”. In artistic research does #1. NEA/12ADS Research Group in Arts Education/ Research Institute in Art, Design, Society; FBAUP Faculty of Fine Arts University of Porto. 2016, 1-27.
“Repeat, Revisit, Recreate—Two Times Year of the Horse”. In PARSE Journal Issue #3 Repetitions and Reneges. 2016, 43-59. Online here.
The Steaming Earth – A Terra Fumegante, in Teatro Em Campo Expandido – Theatre in the Expanded Field, Art Research Journal 3, 2016, pp 142-157. See here
A brief story from my studio on Harakka Island, by Sirja Moberg, published by Frame (in Finnish) here

Annette Arlander makes notes on work in progress and archives her previous work