Lectures and events

Open events summer 2020

A performative reading by Milka Luhtaniemi

6.8.2020 at 18:00 Duration approx. 30 min Language: Finnish Free entry

A performative reading in which Milka Luhtaniemi spreads three hundred pages of printed poem out into the space.

The printed poem is entirely printed onto a continuous fax paper sheet. The performer tries not to tear it, or will inevitably tear it. At the end she will perform the poem to the audience.

The number of spectators will be kept small according to coronavirus limitations. The duration of the performance is half an hour.

The reading is part of Milka Luhtaniemi’s dual piece shoals that can be experienced in the Surrender? Surrender exhibition by Praxis master students. It looks at the gathering of poetic fragments into compositions, which are not fixed by default, but rather transient. The fragments gain meaning from the outside, through situation and coincidence.

Anne Naukkarinen ja Maarit Mustonen: Notes 1.4.–9.8.2020: Beating parts and private skriiks

9.8.2020 15:00
Exhibition Laboratory, Merimiehenkatu 36
Language: Finnish & English
Free entry

Beating parts and private skriiks is sparked by smudges in a notebook almost lost, emotions stuck in the body, rushed words typed in a phone, and times, weathers and spaces that cross each other. It is a performance or a living collage. A swinging movement between imagining and remembering, and an attempt to find a meaning for fleeting fragments in one’s experience.

The performance Beating parts and private skriiks is part of Maarit Mustonen and Anne Naukkarinen’s work Notes 1.4.–9.8.2020. It is an excerpt from a working process in which Mustonen and Naukkarinen work with different methods of taking notes: writing, recording, images and bodily practises. They note and collect experiences, emotions and thoughts over the course of a year. Notes 1.4.–9.8.2020 is affected by both the chosen method and the life they live. The work consists of a publication and a performance. Mustonen and Naukkarinen will continue the working process until summer 2021.

The work is part of the exhibition Surrender? Surrender at Exhibition Laboratory, Helsinki, curated by the students of the Praxis Master’s Programme in Exhibition Studies of the Academy of Fine Arts of Uniarts Helsinki.

Maarit Mustonen and Anne Naukkarinen are Helsinki-based artists who have been collaborating since 2014. Naukkarinen has a background in dance and performance art, Mustonen in working with language and images. When collaborating, they combine their working methods through installations, performances and publications.

Artist, musician Minna-Kaisa Kallinen has composed a song for the performance.

The work is supported by Arts Promotion Centre Finland and Kone Foundation’s Saari residence.