News and Current Projects


At present
Back in Helsinki, preparing for exhibition on Harakka 19-30 May

Out right now
Contributing a provocation to “Designing the Pluriversity”, see here
Contributing to the fragments of the “lost” SAR conference 2020 published at the SAR conference 2021, see overview and my part
“Day with a Bog Birch – Vegetalising”, available online as theme essay on the Peripheries in Parallax website, here
“Beyond the Saturation Point – Bortom Mättnadspunkten”, VIS #5 2021 https://www.en.visjournal.nu/tag/issue-5/
“Diffraction, Mixture and Cut-ups in Performing with Plants” in Performance Research 25:5, 31-38. DOI: 10.1080/13528165.2020.1868835
 
Upcoming / ongoing events
HTDTWP: Grande Finale, University of the Arts Helsinki Theatre Academy (online) 6-7.5.2021 see here
The exhibition “Mirrored” is back at MUU, until 16.5. Sitting on a Birch (2006) in MIRRORED – photo performance exhibition, MUU Helsinki Contemporary Art Centre, Cable Factory see here
The Tree Calendar – Puukalenteri – Trädkalendern. Exhibition in the Telegraph on Harakka Island, 19-30. May 2021. See here
HTDTWP: epilogue in the Research Pavillion 21-24.6.2021
 
Upcoming talks and presentations
“Monday Lecture” at the Art Academy, Bergen, 26.5.2021
 
Forthcoming publications
“Islands in Time” and “The Feather” in Paula Kramer Suomenlinna, pp 35-39 and 61.
“With Spruce Stumps and Old Tjikko – On the Individuality of Trees” in Daniela Fargione and Carmen Concilio (eds.)Trees in Literature and the Arts: Humanarboreal Perspectives in the Anthropocene. Lexington Books.

 
Research and other projects in progress

Meetings with Remarkable and Unremarkable Trees. with archive on the RC 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 Uniarts website of HTDTWP with links to blog and living archive on the RC.

Current engagements
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

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Recently finished projects
Residency in Kulttuuritalo Päiväkoti in Hailuoto in April 2021
Residency in Örö in November 2020, Öres
Mustarinda residency during September 2020 see
here
ARA
(Arts Research Africa) residency in Johannesburg 10.2.- 23.3.(orig. 10.4.) 2020
Performing with Plants – Att uppträda/samarbeta med växter. More here and the living archive here

Recent exhibitions, events and performances
“Swinging in a Pine in Hailuoto” as part of Be-coming Tree Spring Event April 24, at 14.15-15.15 GMT
Sitting on a Birch (2006) in MIRRORED – photo performance exhibition, 10–21 March 2021, MUU Helsinki Contemporary Art Centre, Cable Factory see here
“Holding Hands with a Pine” in Be-Coming Tree Live Art Event, online 9 January 2021 at 12.15 – 1.15 pm GMT.

Recent publications
“Dear Spruce – Dear Deceased”, available online as theme essay on the Peripheries in Parallax website, here
Meetings with Remarkable and Unremarkable Trees in Johannesburg and Environs Arts Research Africa, The Wits School of Arts, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, here: http://wiredspace.wits.ac.za/handle/10539/30395
“Day with Old Tjikko”. In Emergency Index Vol. 9. New York: Ugly Duckling Press 2020, 194-195.
“Dearest Pine.” In Jack Faber and Anna Shraer (eds.) Eco Noir: A Companion for Precarious Times. Academy of Fine Arts, Uniarts Helsinki Publishing 2020, 105-112. See here
“Remembering the Year of the Tiger – Image, Memory, Site” in Marja Silde, Outi Lahtinen & Tua Helve (eds.), Näyttämö & Tutkimus 8: Muisti, Arkisto ja Esitys [Stage & Research 8: Memory, Archive and Performance] 2020, 292-318. See here and here
“Miten tehdä asioita tutkimuspäivillä – Katsaus ‘Miten tehdä asioita esityksellä?’ -tutkimushankkeeseen” [How to Do Things with Research Days – Review of the research project How to do things with performance] Annette Arlander, Hanna Järvinen, Tero Nauha, Pilvi Porkola. In Marja Silde, Outi Lahtinen & Tua Helve (eds.), Näyttämö & Tutkimus 8: Muisti, Arkisto ja Esitys [Stage & Research 8: Memory, Archive and Performance] 2020, 428-432. See here
“The Shadow of a Pine Tree. Authorship, Agency and Performing Beyond the Human” in Ewa Bal & Mateusz Chaberski (eds.)
Situated Knowing. Epistemic Perspectives on Performance. London & New York: Routledge 2020, 157-170. See here
ARA-Podcast – Performance as research: a discussion with Annette Arlander
https://www.iono.fm/e/822054

Recent talks, papers and presentations
“Day with a Bog Birch – Vegetalising”, presenting the thematic essay in the context of the conference Peripheries in Parallax 9 April 2021, see here
“Meetings with Remarkable and Unremarkable Trees”, talk 30.3.21, 15.00-17.00
Knowledge in the Arts #2: Annette Arlander, see https://artisticresearch.dk/en/activities/knowledge-in-the-arts-2-annette-arlander
Opponent for Oona Tikkaoja’s doctoral dissertation “Reality Tinkering. An Artistic Approach to the Abundance of the Familiar” at Aalto University 12.3.2021.
The ARA (Arts Research Africa) publication event of Meetings with Remarkable and Unremarkable Trees in Johannesburg and Environs on 18 February 2021.
Opponent at Nathalie Fari’s 50% seminarium on “Situated Agencies: an embodied and documentary approach to site-oriented performance practice”, University of Gothenburg 17.2.2021.
Member of the “Prüfungskommission” for Michael Karlg’s Doktoratstudium on performative materiality, University of Applied Arts Vienna 16.2.2021
Presentation of “Meetings with Remarkable and Unremarkable Trees” at Kuva Research Club 15.2.2021.
Unfold and Articulate, seminar with doctoral candidates in Norway 3-5.2.2021.
Discussing digital possibilities at Tutke post doc event 28 January 2021.
Online lecture at KISS, Colloquium on Kinetics in Sound and Space, Hamburg 27 January 2021.
Presentation of “Dear Spruce – Dear Deceased” as part of the Peripheries in Parallax event, Aalto University 22 January 2021, available online here

Recent engagements
Professor of performance, art and theory at Stockholm University of the Arts Research Centre (2018-2019),
here
Blog about activities in Stockholm 2015-2019,
artisticresearchinstockholm
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