News and Current Projects


At present
Professor of performance, art and theory at Stockholm University of the Arts Research Centre (2018-2019), here
Blog about activities in Stockholm, artisticresearchinstockholm
Out right now:
 
Research and other projects in progress
Performing with Plants – Att uppträda/samarbeta med växter. More here and the living archive here
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.
Visiting researcher at Academy of Fine Arts, University of the Arts Helsinki, see here
Member of the Committee for Artistic Research at the Swedish Research Council. See here
Other projects:
Animal Years; Animal Days and Nights; Talking Trees;The Tree Calendar
 
Upcoming events
Trees in Victoria (Lorne) shown as installation at Videoforma 7 festival in St Petersburg 9.11.2019.
Year of the Dog in Lill-Jansskogen (on a spruce stump) and Swinging – Hanging in a Pine Tree as an installation in the Symposium on Artistic Research at Kungliga Musikhögskolan 20.11.2019.
Swinging – With a Pine – Hanging as an installation at the exhibition I Experience as I Experiment – I Experiment as I Experience, in Exhibition laboratory, Helsinki 27.11.-11.12.2019.
 
Upcoming talks and presentations
Conversation with Kira O’Reilly on “performance with non-human others” in Research Day V: Performance of/in/as an institution 1 November 2019, University of the Arts Helsinki Theatre Academy
“The Human in Performance?” Panel presented by How to do things with performance -project at PARSE conference 2019 Human in Gothenburg 13-15 November 2019, see here.
 
Forthcoming publications
“Authentic trees? – Artistic research, non-human collaborators and the documentary”. In Quaresma, José (ed.) Research in the Arts. Authenticity, Polymathy and Dissimulation. Lissabon: Museo Archeologico.
“Performing with a Pine Tree” in Ziegler, Denise (ed.) I Experience as I Experiment – I Experiment as I Experience (working title). Academy of Fine Arts, University of the Arts Helsinki.
 
Recent publications
“Looking at Malla / Steaming Earth” in Jonathan Pitches & David Shearing (eds.) Performance Research Vol 24. No 3: On Mountains. https://doi.org/10.1080/13528165.2019.1624066
“It rains – it thinks – it dances” in Johannes Birringer, Josephine Fenger (Hg./eds.) Tanz der Dinge/Things that dance. Jahrbuch Tanzforschung 2019. Bielefeld: transcript Verlag, 187-191.
“Return to the Site of the Year of the Rooster” in Annette Arlander, Hanna Järvinen, Tero Nauha and Pilvi Porkola (eds.) How to do things with performance, Ruukku – studies in artistic research 11 (2019)
“Resting with Pines in Nida – attempts at performing with plants”, Performance Philosophy vol 4 (2) 2019, 452-475, see here
”Performing as a tourist – with trees”. In Terese Longva and Rita Marhaug (eds) Between Sky and Sea V: Tourist. Bergen: performance Art Bergen and PABLISH 2018, 128-149.
“Breathing and Growth – performing with plants”, Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices Volume 10. Number 2.2018, pp 175-187.
“Performing with Plants – Appearing with Elms and Alder”, in Mika Elo, Lea Kantonen and Petri Kaverma (eds.)Etappeja – Kuvataideakatemian tohtoriohjelma 20 vuotta / Waypoints – The Doctoral Programme at Academy of Fine Arts 20 Years 2019, pp 33-56.
See publications
 
Recent exhibitions, events and performances
With a Beech in Djurgården shown at Stationen 9-13 October 2019, see info
Body on the Rocks. Video works in the Telegraph on Harakka Island 10-15 September 2019. See info
“The Transformative Potential of Performance”, lecture demonstration with Hanna Järvinen, Tero Nauha and Pilvi Porkola (HTDTWP) at CARPA 6 in Helsinki 28-30 August 2019. See here
Video work Lichen at Alllinge in Mediaboxi, Gallery Forum Box 19 July – 11 August 2019. See here
“Elastic Connections – Creativity, Resistance, Resilience: A Long Table by the How to Do Things with Performance? research project” at Psi #25 in Calgary 4-7 July 2019, see here
Participation in “performance-response-extraction – elasticity of artistic research” by the Artistic Research Working Group at PSI #25 in Calgary 4-7 July 2019, see here
Participating in a conversation and showing ”Day with Malla (text)” at the event Par ici, par là: Artist in residence, organised by Marika Maijala on Harakka Island 27-29 June 2019.
Screening of Sunday with a Pine at Evolving the Forest conference, Dartington Hall, Devon 19-21 June 2019.
“Windrail II” in the exhibition Näkyvä ja näkymätön meri [Visible and Invisible Sea) on Harakka Island 11-20 June 2019.
“Trees in Victoria (Apollo Bay)” and “Trees in Victoria (Lorne)” in Art Fair Suomi 23-26 May 2019.
Publishing event of Ruukku #11 How to do things with performance at Publics 23.5.2019, here.
“Necklace of images, late floppy disc period” in the exhibition in Harakka Library, opening 5 May 2019.
Working with the Vegetal III at Stockholm University of the Arts 4 April 2019. See here
“Long table on productive gaps – How to do things with performance?” with HTDTWP at the 10th SAR International Conference on Artistic Research, Zurich University of the Arts, March 21-23, 2019
“Hanging in a Pine tree or appearing with plants” performance lecture / video essay at Performance Philosophy Research Festival and Conference, Intervention! Intoxication?, Amsterdam 14-17 March 2019.
video “At Dusk” in “This was the silence I wanted to break in You”, an event organized by students at Stockholm University 18 January 2019.
 
Recent papers and presentations
”PAR and plants – performing with trees?” in the Performance as Research Working Group at the IFTR conference in Shanghai 8-12 July 2019, see here
“Performing with plants – for a planthroposcene”, presentation at Art in the Anthropocene Conference in the Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin, 7 to 9 June 2019
”Performing with Pines and Spruces”, presentation at the conference Trees in/and/around Literature in the Anthropocene at Universita degli studi di Torino, 21-22 May 2019, see here
”Ethics and artistic research – a material perspective”, seminarium with Doctoral candidates in Stockholm 7 May 2019.
“Maisema, materia ja muutos. Harakan saaren luontokulttuuria dokumentoimassa.” [Landscape, Matter and Change. Documenting the Natureculture of Harakka Island] Talk at the symposium Harakka Island and the Sea 27-28 April 2019.
“Miten tehdä asioita esityksellä -hankkeen kuulumisia – ‘Revisiting’ metodina” [News from the How to do things with performance -project – ‘revisiting as method] At the Spring Day of the Finnish Society for Theatre Research 26 April 2019.
”Artistic research and/as interdisciplinarity”, lecture at Musikhögskolan in Stockholm 16 April 2019.
“What do we mean by artistic research – Some Nordic perspektivet on artistic doctorates”, at Per/Forming Futures. Investigating Artistic Doctorates in Dance and Performance Middlesex University, London, April 11th-13th 2019.
“The Rusty Ring Revisited – ecofeminism today?”, presentation at Research Day IV Performance and Feminism, organized by How to Do Things with Performance – project in Helsinki 20 March 2019
Skype lecture with BA-students at Lasalle University, Singapore 12 March 2019.
“The Stockholm Tree Calendar”, presentation at Sensing the City – Salon at Coventry University 4 March 2019.
“The Diversity of Artistic Research”, presentation at Aalto University Department of Media New Media Doctoral seminar with Heidi Tikka 28.2.2019 see here.
“Visiting a Tree”, presentation and installation at Floating Peripheries conference, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi 14-16 January 2019.
“Performing with a Pine tree”, participatory presentation in two parts, Stockholm University of the Arts Research Week 22-25 January 2019.
 
Recent engagements
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