News and Current Projects

Out right now
“Furorna i Bodafors” [The Pines in Bodafors] exhibition at Malmstén school in Stockholm 22.11.- 4.12.2022. Curator Alessandra di Pisa (Photo above by Leif Burman)

Ongoing events
Talking with Trees – Puhetta Puille – Talar med Träd a podcast on Soundcloud, here
Maiseman muisti [Memory of the Landscape], video works on Harakka Island (via qr codes), see yellow stars on the map

Upcoming events
Book launch at Kuva Research days 14.12.2022, see program.

Upcoming talks and presentations

Forthcoming publications
Performing and Thinking with Trees, Art theoretical writings from the Academy of Fine Art 15, University of the Arts Helsinki.
“Becoming a Tree with a Tree”, in Journal for Dance and Somatic Practices
“Returning to the Stairs – on temporality and self-portraiture”, in PARtake
“Writing with a Pine – Addressing a Tree as Audience” Näyttämö ja Tutkimus 9 [Stage and Research 9]
”’Kertaa ja koosta’ – työmenetelmä ja julkaisumuoto” in Näin teimme esityksellä (by HTDTWP)
“Rainy Day in Rekdal” in Performance (?)

Research and other projects in progress
Pondering with Pines, see separate blog and an archive on the RC here

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


Recently finished projects
Meetings with Remarkable and Unremarkable Trees, see Uniarts website, a separate blog and an archive on the RC here
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.

Recent exhibitions, events and performances
participating in Seeds-planting-art web collection see here
performing in “Epidermis” by Sanna Kekäläinen 28.10.-6.11.2022. See
Year of the Pig with a Tatarian maple (mini) shown as part of Muu’s compilation at Film Front festival, Novi Sad 29.10.2022, see here
Muu Mediataiteen tori [media art market] Muu gallery 10.-25.9.2022, see
Konstrundan, open studio (11-17) on Harakka Island 3-4.9.2022
Wood Art Residency Bodafors, se
here (in Swedish) and experiments on the RC here
“In Light of Plants”, group residency at Saari 2-14.7.2022 see plan here
and updated presentation here
“Pondering in the Park” performance in Museum Tinguely Park, Basel 23.7.2022 see program and documentation here
“Revisiting the Pine and other video works”, exhibition in the Telegraph gallery on Harakka Island 25.5.-5.6.2022 see
Dear Deceased (with text) 2020, 6 min. 26 sec. shown as part of Vision Forum Helsinki – Emergence, Microbes, Governing Bodies mini festival in SOLU space 2.6.2022.
Practicing with Pines 26.4. 5 pm in Myymälä2, performance and videos as part of the event
Seven of Seven organised by Myymälä2 25.4.-1.5.2022. Documentation of streaming on Myymälä2 youtube channel, here.
The podcast
Talking with Trees – Puhetta Puille – Talar med Träd, 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, as well as an ongoing series of episodes in English, here.
Exhibition in gallery Forum Box, “Meetings with Spruces and Birches”, including
Day with Old Tjikko (photo above by Emilia Pennanen) and Dear Deceased in Mediaboxi 11.2.2022-6.3.2022 See here

Recent publications
“Teaching Performance Art with Fluxus”, in Aapo Korkeaoja (edit) Performance Art in Practice – Pedagogical Approaches, Worthwise 2022, p 66-85.
“Looking at (Overlooked) Lichen – Visual journaling as part of meetings with remarkable and unremarkable trees”
Research in Arts and Education vol 1 (2022) pp. 75-82
“Kasvien performanssit: kasvit, esittäminen ja esiintyminen kasvien kanssa” [The performances of plants: plants, performing and appearing with plants] in Jukka Mikkonen, Sanna Lehtinen, Kaisa Kortekallio & Noora-Helena Korpelainen (eds.):
Ympäristömuutos ja estetiikka.[environmental change and aesthetics] Suomen Estetiikan Seura ry, Helsinki 2022, 470-497.
available for free download
“Writing with Trees”,
Proceedings of Carpa 7 – Elastic Writing in Artistic Research edited by Pessi Parviainen, Nivel 17 2022, see here

Recent talks, papers and presentations
“Voiko puita puhutella?” [can you address trees?] at the autumn days of the Finnish Society for Theatre Research 25.11.2022
“Furorna i Bodafors”, talk at the Malmsten school 22.11.2022
“Revisiting the Pines on Skifferholmen” in the workshop composting methodologies at SSAM (Speculative spaces for artistic methods) 3.11.2022
“Planting Ideas for Vegetal Humanities and Art Research” as part of
Environmental Humanities Month at Helsinki University, 11.10.2022 at 15.00-16.30 Porthania 224, Yliopistokatu.
conversation on performance as research, Museum Tinguely Park, see
program, Basel 24.7.2022
“Pondering with Pines”, contribution at the Artistic Research Working Group meeting 6-7.7.2022 as part of the PSI online conference 6-9.7.2022.
“Attending to remarkable and unremarkable trees”, workshop at the SAR (Society for Artistic Research) conference in Weimar 30.6.-3.7.2022.
“Shifting the focus in performance as research”, contribution at the Performance as Research Working Group meeting at the IFTR conference in Reykjavik 21.-24.6.2022.
Contribution as part of the Artistic Research Working Group presentation at the Performance Philosophy conference in Helsinki 16.6.2022
Contribution to the online symposium Designing the Pluriversity organised by Arizona State University 19.5.2022, see
“Kasvit ja esitys” [Plants and Performance], talk at the seminar on environmental aesthetics organised by the Finnish Society for Aesthetics at TSV house (and online) 17.5.2022.
On Collaboration and Networking, post doc circle of performing Arts research Centre Tutke, University of the Arts Helsinki 3.3.2022
On Documentation (for MA students), SKH 9.2.2022
On Artistic Research (for doctoral candidates), SKH 10.2.2022
Seminar for doctoral candidates (Norwegian national program), Oslo 2-4.2.2022

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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