Jaakko Ruuska (FI)

Spatial disconnections #1: recently closed railway line (work-in-progress), 2018, video & live performance

Performances by Other Spaces collective, 2nd floor by the installation: Spatial disconnections #1 (recently closed railway line) 

December 8, 1 pm
December 11, 2 pm

Duration 20 min.

Elisenvaara-Pieksämäki (Spatial disconnections #1: recently closed railway line) is an artistic research project into the site of a railway that has been disconnected by the nation-state borders of Finland, the delocalization of manufacturing and the transformations in transportation. On the  28th of June in 2018, the “recently closed railway” was reclaimed by a draisine. The video fragment is juxtaposed with the local experiences of the site in a live narration performance by the members of Other Spaces collective.

Jaakko Ruuska (b. 1981) is a Helsinki-based multidisciplinary artist. He is currently a doctoral student at the Academy of Fine Arts (Uniarts Helsinki). Ruuska has been a member of the live art collective Other Spaces since 2009.