News and Current Projects

Out right now
“To the Silakkari Pine 1-3, three episodes, in Finnish, of the podcast Talking with Trees, here
Documentation of “Pondering in the Park”,

Ongoing events
Wood Art Residency Bodafors, se
here (in Swedish) and experiments on the RC here
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
Konstrundan, studio on Harakka Island 3-4.9.2022
Muu Mediataiteen tori [media art market] Muu gallery 10.-18.9.2022
performing in “Epidermis” by Sanna Kekäläinen 28.10.-6.11.2022. See

Upcoming talks and presentations

Forthcoming publications
“Returning to the Stairs – on temporality and self-portraiture”, in PARtake
“Rainy Day in Rekdal” in Performance
“Writing with a Pine – Addressing a Tree as Audience” Näyttämö ja Tutkimus 9 [Stage and Research 9]
”Teaching Performance Art with Fluxus”, in a book on performance art pedagogy edited by Aapo Korkeaoja
”’Kertaa ja koosta’ – työmenetelmä ja julkaisumuoto” in Näin teimme esityksellä (by HTDTWP)

Research and other projects in progress
Meetings with Remarkable and Unremarkable Trees with archive on the RC here.
Pondering with Pines with archive on the RC here

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


Recently finished projects
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.
Residency at
Eckerö Tull och Posthus in July 2021.
Ars Bioarctica residency at the biological station in Kilpisjärvi for two weeks in June, see
here and here.
Residency in
Kulttuuritalo Päiväkoti in Hailuoto in April 2021

Recent exhibitions, events and performances
“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, see
program Basel 23.7.2022
“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
“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, see here
“Calling for Zoe as a Utopian Gesture” in
Ruukku – studies in artistic research #17 Everyday Utopias and Artistic Research, see here and here
“A dialogue about performance, artistic research and trees”, interview by José Quaresma in RIACT no 3, see
here and as a separate pdf AA-interview-from RIACT_3
Arlander, A. 2021. “Dear Olive Tree”.
Journal of Embodied Research, 4(2): 5 (19:40). DOI:

Recent talks, papers and presentations
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
Developing an Artistic Research project, course with Camilla Damkjaer at Stockholm University of the Arts, Spring term 2021.
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.
Concepts and Discussions around Artistic Research, doctoral seminar with Mika Elo at University of the Arts Helsinki, Spring term 2021.
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
“Kasvidemokratia ja esitys tutkimuksena” [Vegetal democracy and performance as research] at the symposium Theatre and Democracy organised by the Finnish Association for Theatre Research 17.12.2021.

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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