Performance ”Fragment Management” in Galleria SIC, March 2015

Live Art

On Saturday 27th March, I performed in Angakoq performance art event in Gallery SIC, Helsinki. The event was curated by The Painter Cats, Aura Hakuri and Linda Granfors.
Fragment Management is a performance where the short fragments comment on the fragmentedness of life: even when it comes to long periods of time, we usually remember them as collections of moments, several smallers things that happened.
Photos by SIC, 2015.

ANGAKOQ II, 28.3. - 29.3.2015, SIC /// Outi-Illuusia Lilja ANGAKOQ II, 28.3. - 29.3.2015, SIC /// Outi-Illuusia Lilja ANGAKOQ II, 28.3. - 29.3.2015, SIC /// Outi-Illuusia Lilja ANGAKOQ II, 28.3. - 29.3.2015, SIC /// Outi-Illuusia Lilja ANGAKOQ II, 28.3. - 29.3.2015, SIC /// Outi-Illuusia Lilja ANGAKOQ II, 28.3. - 29.3.2015, SIC /// Outi-Illuusia Lilja ANGAKOQ II, 28.3. - 29.3.2015, SIC /// Outi-Illuusia Lilja ANGAKOQ II, 28.3. - 29.3.2015, SIC /// Outi-Illuusia Lilja ANGAKOQ II, 28.3. - 29.3.2015, SIC /// Outi-Illuusia LiljaANGAKOQ II, 28.3. - 29.3.2015, SIC /// Outi-Illuusia Lilja ANGAKOQ II, 28.3. - 29.3.2015, SIC /// Outi-Illuusia Lilja

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30 Poems for Artists: Jonny Rowden

Live Art, Poetry

In the inspiring artist residency of Ponderosa, Germany, I wrote one poem for each fellow artist, curator and worker at the residency. The poems were then performed at a Poet’s Reception on 2nd October 2014.

Jonny Rowden is a stunning performer, whose number one strength is his ability to apply his presence to the moment. Whatever he does, he does it with 100% presence, being humble about his skills. His history is full of interesting details, such as working in Brasil – he learnt Portuguese in just a couple of weeks! – and playing football (I think he may say it’s really nothing but I saw him kick the ball like it was his boss’ ass). And he is a chef, too! Stay tuned about Aminal, they make wonderful art, something that moves on the area of theatre but also twists your mind nicely. Tweeting: @_AMINAL

Oh, that blonde hair of yours.

I envy the color of it, of course!

You’re a package with lots

of energy and guts

You’re fun and friendly and cool

and when you see chocolate,

it makes you drool

30 Poems for Artists: Tara Rynders

Yleinen

In the inspiring artist residency of Ponderosa, Germany, I wrote one poem for each fellow artist, curator and worker at the residency. The poems were then performed at a Poet’s Reception on 2nd October 2014.

Here’s the poem for Tara Rynders, an astonishingly beautiful choreographer, dancer, performer and overall artist who engages the audience into private, personal, beautiful encounters with the performers in her works. She is the artistic director of You&Me, and she worked in Ponderosa together with a skillful artist crew, leaving no one cold after the showings. The collaboration gave the work a lot of warmth and spirit.

 

Someone might have taken a ladder

climbing up on the sky

Taken down a pair of stars

to be framed by your hair

And as they shine on your face

you dance on, like it was a race

You know there’s beauty around

– that’s what you’re speaking out loud

30 Poems for Artists: Alex Crow

Live Art, Yleinen

In the inspiring artist residency of Ponderosa, Germany, in autumn 2014, I wrote one poem for each fellow artist, curator and worker at the residency. The poems were then performed at a Poet’s Reception on 2nd October 2014.

Alex Crow is a dancer from SF, the United States, and she breathes her way through the world with a very sensitive connection to her body.

Photo: Yvonne Portra

Poem nr 5.

I left your party with a scrunted face

and you may wonder why

But my heart was simply just misplaced

and I did start to cry

when you sang that song the funeral “so long”

That’s when my tears fell down.

The archives of a Performance artist: Polemik/Rinkelit, 2001

Live Art

It was 2001 and I was 20 years old. My heart was on fire and I wanted to do performance art. So I did; the first performance of my career took place on Exit Festival of Unusual Live Performances, which was arranged by the award-winning artist Roi Vaara, at Kaapelitehdas, Helsinki. Interestingly enough, Roi found a free spot in the schedule for me to perform.
The performance Polemik/Rinkelit included drinking coffee, lighting candles, rolling on the floor, and throwing bagels on the audience. They were also given paper flyers with an info graph of the performer’s body temperature during the last 7 days.
It is very interesting to look back and think about the connection of the old works compared to the present. One thing I still have in common with the young Outi-Illuusia, is the enthusiasm to find unique ways of connecting with the viewers. The audience is always important for any performer.

Lighting up a memorial candle. Photo: Christopher Hewitt

Making movements with the body on an X shaped area. Photo: Christopher Hewitt

Enthusiasm is overflowing towards the climax of the performance, when it is time to throw the bagels on people. Photo: Christopher Hewitt

The Questioner @ Eskus on 13th Sep, 2014

Live Art, Poetry

Here are a couple of pics of my performance Pakettitoimitus (Package Delivery) at Eskusplosion 24h, a performance art event at Esitystaiteen Keskus, Helsinki. The performance included arriving inside a big skin tone hood, holding a chocolate bunny; the peeling of several wrapped layers of fabric that were on the performer, while hearing the reading of a poetic monologue about the lonely waiting for lost letter mail; finding bagels from inside the wrappings; finally, getting free from the wraps, and exposing a black question-marked overall and a question-marked pair of sunglasses. The urge to get to eat the chocolate bunny despite the physical, invisible hindrances included falling down over again, and then finally, getting a sweet bite of the bunny. ”And oh… All these pretzels… and bagels.. and pretzelsss… and bagels (…) I have made for you!”

Arriving with a chocolate bunny.

Unwrapping the white coverings from the body, bagels falling off from the pieces of clothing.

The question mark is there.

Hunting the chocolate bunny on the floor. It tried to escape.

The two layers of eyes.

 

ConVERGE Artist Residency at Ponderosa

Live Art, Poetry

ConVERGE Artist Residency at Ponderosa, Germany in September-October 2014 is an artist residency for performing artists. Ponderosa in North-East Germany hosts especially dancers and choreographers. In ConVERGE, we get to explore what we can do with our bodies and words with each other. What happens when a dancing poet meets a poetic dancer?

http://www.ponderosa-dance.de/en/tanzland-festival/converge.html

Con|VERGE offers interdisciplinary performance artists a chance to come together to make new, collaborative performance work. The intention of the residency is to make available time and space for creating new work, meeting and collaborating with other performance makers, and sharing skills, reflecting on process, and critiquing work with peers.