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
“Presentation, Process, Archive” presentation and workshop at the Swedish Research Council’s symposium on artistic research 28-29 November 2017. See programme here
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).
“Maisema, materia ja muutos. Harakan saaren luontokulttuuria dokumentoimassa.” [Landscape, Matter and Change. Documenting the Natureculture of Harakka Island] In Mari Mäkiranta, Ulla Piela and Eija Timonen (eds.) Näkyväksi sepitetty maa. [The Land Narrated Visible] Kalevalaseuran vuosikirja 96. Helsinki: SKS 2017, 23-39.
“Four Workshops – Four Approaches to Performance Art” in Pilvi Porkola (ed.) Performance Artist’s Work Book. On teaching and learning performance art – essays and exercises. University of the Arts Helsinki, Theatre Academy and New Performance Turku 2017, 33-47. See here.
“Data, Material, Remains”. In Mirka Koro-Ljungberg, Teija Löytönen & Mark Tesar (eds.) Disrupting Data in Qualitative Inquiry. Entanglements with the Post-Critical and Post-Anthropocentric. Peter Lang Publishing 2017, 171-182.
“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 http://www.jar-online.net/artistic-research-as-speculative-practice/
“What can be done with performance?” an interview, in Finnish, by Suvi Ruotsi, published on the Academy of Finland website, here.
Recent exhibitions, events and performances
“Toistamiseen – Videoteoksia Harakan saarelta ja Kilpisjärveltä”[Once Again – video works from Harakka Island and Lake Kilpis] Muu Gallery, Helsinki 7 October to 12 November 2017. Opening 6th October 5 pm. See here and here
Helsinki art walk at Muu gallery on Sunday 12 November at 1.30 pm, see here
Conversation with Irini Papadimitriou on Friday 3 November at Muu gallery, see here. And video here.
How to do things with performance, part II Conversation with Tero Nauha and Pilvi Porkola (in Finnish) on Wednesday 1 November at Muu gallery see here And video here.
How to do things with Performance Art: A conversation with Charles Garoian and Ray Langenbach at Muu Gallery, Tuesday 26 October at 6 pm, see here
Artist-in-residence at Nida Art Colony in September, see here. Monday 25 September Open Studios Documentation here.
Audiences Swinging Together, participatory performance at the seminar organised by Nordic Performance Art – Reaching a New Audience in Munkemose, Odense on Friday 1 September 2017.
Screening of Year of the Snake – Swinging (mini) as part of the video- and performance art festival MEETINGS organised by ET4U, Contemporary visual art projects – Mid & Western Jutland at Skaerum, Mölle on 1 September 2017.
“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 (nonstop all days, at the end of entrance hall) See material here.
Cami de Cavalls – video works, solo exhibition in the old Telegraph on Harakka Island 26.7.-6.8.2017. read more here (in Finnish)
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. 2017. Info in Finnish
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 https://www.uniarts.fi/en/events/sat-06052017-2313/research-pavilion-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
“Performing with Plants”, presentation and screening at the public brown bag seminar in Helsinki University Think Corner (Tiedekulma) 14 November 2017 at 12. 15. See here
“Open archiving as a strategy in artistic research – two examples” at the Autumn Day of the Finnish Society for Theatre Research, at the Theatre Museum, Cable factory 13 November 2017. See program here
“The Cliff Revisited”, presentation at the Research Day organised by How to do Things with Performance at University of the Arts Helsinki, Theatre Academy on 8 November 2017. See programme here
“Resting with the Pines in Nida”, presentation at the seminar “With Plants” at Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies 27 October 2017.
Presentation at the post doc seminar of Tutke (Performing Arts Research Centre), University of the Arts Helsinki, Theatre Academy 26 October 2017.
Presentation at the launch of Performance Artist’s Workbook on 11 October at 6 pm at Muu Gallery Helsinki. See here
Presentation and workshop at Transversality in Performance, Doctoral Symposium at the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts at University of Gothenburg 9 and 10 October 2017.
Presentation with “How to do things with performance?” research project at New Performance Turku Festival 7 October 2017.
“Audiences Swinging Together”, presentation at the seminar organised by Nordic Performance Art – Reaching a New Audience in Munkemose, Odense on Friday 1 September 2017.
Presenting the installation “Performing with Plants” 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 31.8.2017 at 1 pm. See programme and book of abstracts.
Presentation in “Liminal Stages – Artistic Research and Art With(in) Research” during Aboagora, Sibelius Museum, Turku 23. august 2017. See aboagora programme
“Between Sea and Sky – With a Tree” at the seminar of Between Sky and Sea: Tourist organised by Performance Art Bergen 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)