News and Current Projects


At present
In Helsinki (with a pine on the shore on Harakka Island, in the image above)
Out right now:
“Revisiting the Rock – Self-diffraction as a Strategy”, Global Performance Studies 3.2. (2020) here https://gps.psi-web.org/issue-3-2/
“HTDTWP presents: The Transformative Potential of Performance” Annette Arlander, Hanna Järvinen, Tero Nauha and Pilvi Porkola in Leena Rouhiainen (ed.) Proceedings of CARPA 6 Artistic Research Performs and Transforms: Bridging Practices, Contexts, Traditions & Futures Nivel 13 (2019) here
The Helsinki Tree Calendar is available through AV-arkki, for screening and for installation
 
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.
Recently finished projects:
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
 
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
 
Upcoming events
Mustarinda residency 1-30 September, see here
 
Upcoming talks and presentations
 
Forthcoming publications
“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.
“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
 
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Recent publications
“Performing with Plants in the Ob-scene Anthropocene” in Nordic Theatre Studies vol 32 2020, 121-142 https://tidsskrift.dk/nts/issue/view/8763
“Behind the Back of Linnaeus – Bakom ryggen på Linné.” Ruukku – Studies in Artistic Research, Issue #14 Ecologies of practice. Here, https://doi.org/10.22501/ruu
ARA-Podcast – Performance as research: a discussion with Annette Arlander https://www.iono.fm/e/822054
“Revisiting the Rusty Ring – Ecofeminism Today?” PARtake Journal see here
“The City Skyline Revisited – From networks to trans-corporeality” in Research in Art Education 1/2020, pp 37-55 here
Viisi vuodenaikaa – Harakan taiteilijayhteisön 30-vuotisjuhlajulkaisu (Harakka artist community 30 year celebration publication) small pdf:19 Harakan_julkaisupienversio
Performanssifilosofiaa – esitysten, esiintymisten ja performanssien filosofiasta performanssiajatteluun (eds.) Tero Nauha, Annette Arlander, Hanna Järvinen and Pilvi Porkola. Nivel 12. Teatterikorkeakoulu 2019.
free online version https://nivel.teak.fi/performanssifilosofiaa/
free downloadable pdf version https://helda.helsinki.fi/handle/10138/311478
“Baradin performatiivisuus”. In Tero Nauha, Annette Arlander, Hanna Järvinen and Pilvi Porkola (eds.)Performanssifilosofiaa – esitysten, esiintymisten ja performanssien filosofiasta performanssiajatteluun Nivel 12. Teatterikorkeakoulu 2019, 97-98.
“Posthumanistinen performatiivisuus. Kohti ymmärrystä siitä, miten materia merkityksellistyy” (translation into Finnish of “Posthumanist Performativity. Toward an Understanding of How Matter Comes to Matter” by Karen Barad (Signs vol 28, 2003). In Tero Nauha, Annette Arlander, Hanna Järvinen and Pilvi Porkola (eds.) Performanssifilosofiaa – esitysten, esiintymisten ja performanssien filosofiasta performanssiajatteluun Nivel 12. Teatterikorkeakoulu 2019, 99-131.
Att Uppträda med Träd – Performing with Trees. X-position n 6. Stockholms Konstnärliga Högskola 2019.
 
Recent exhibitions, events and performances
Participating in a collective Be-coming Tree performance via zoom on 1 August 11 am to 12 pm (UK time), see here
MantereeltaFrån FastlandetFrom the Mainland. Exhibition with video works in the Telegraph on Harakka Island 14-26 July 2020
Performance with an apple tree as part of SUSUKÄKE (Sumatrantien Suomalaisugrilainen käsitekesä) Fri 17. July 7 pm. See documentation here
Performing with my Juniper friend on Harakka Island as part of ISLAND REHEARSALS on Friday 5 June at 4 pm.
Visiting Nirox Arts 16-20 March https://www.niroxarts.com/
Day with a Juniper as part of the Video Weeks in gallery Sinne 21-26.2020. See here
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. See Invitation info exhibition
 
Recent papers and presentations
“Precarious Playground”, introductory walk and screening of “Returning to the Stairs” at NSU (Nordic Summer University) meeting 26-27.7.2020 see program
“Meetings with trees and the metaphysics of mixture”, at the event organised by Performance-as-Research Working Group / International Federation for Theatre Research CONTINUITIES in PRACTICE – a virtual exchange in order to continue the conversation Tuesday 14th July, 4pm-6pm (BST). To reserve a space, book here: https://parcontinuitiesexchange1.eventbrite.com
“Chronicles of Confinement: Europa”, conversation with performance artists 10 July 1 PM New York time, 8 pm Eastern European time, organised by Canongeproductions. See https://www.facebook.com/events/947715079006591/
“Principles of Artistic Research in Performance Doctorates” in Visioning the Future: Artistic Doctorates in Ireland. Online Seminar Series 2020, 9 July 11 am to 12 pm. http://artisticdoctorateireland.com/events/ See details here
“Writing to Trees with Trees as Performance for Camera”, presentation at the PSI Artistic Research Working Group’s virtual summer meeting 7 July 2 pm UCT/GMT.
“Exposition and/ as Method”, open lecture via zoom at SKH 22 June 2020 at 2 pm Stockholm time. https://www.uniarts.se/english/news/events/open-lectures
Presentation with HTDTWP at Tutke Spring Days 28-29 April, see here
Workshop with HTDTWP for doctoral candidates at University of the Arts Helsinki (online) 14-15 April 2020
ARA-seminar (online) 9 April 4-6 pm
ARA (Arts Research Africa) seminar 12 March 2020 1 pm to 4 pm Wits Theatre, Johannesburg.
presentation via Skype at “Asking for Advice: Artistic Research in YouTube, Home videos and Conversation” 27.2. at Centre for Artistic Research, University of the Arts Helsinki, see here.
Seminar with artistic doctoral candidates in Oslo 5-7.2.2020.
”Year of the Pig with a Tatarian Maple” presentation at the Research Week of Stockholm University of the Arts 24.1.2020. See programme here
Performing with a pine tree, presentation at Kuva Research Days 10.12.2019 at Exhibition Laboratory, Helsinki.
Performing with plants, project presentation at the research seminar of Stockholm University of the Arts 11.12.2019 at Linnégatan 87, Stockholm.
“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.
 
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