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: Micheál Rowsome

Live Art, Poetry, 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.

Micheál was a cheerful fellow artist in Ponderosa, with a peculiar character and thought. He seemed to fall in love with anything prescious around him, be it working in the garden with broccoli, creating birthday surprises to others (we had many birthday parties during that 2 week time!) or finding the essence of any suitable form of art. Micheál is an artist with many talents and a very open attitude, and I’m sure it is the attitude that will take him far. For him, though, ”far” may as well mean the same as ”close”. I’m also looking forward to seeing what will happen when he gets up on the stage with a microphone again; as that truly seems to be the place for him. He is both a stand-up comedian and a philosophical analyst of life and all thing beyond.

How can you be so funny and cunning

Copper-headed and humor-sensing

with a peculiar gaze and thought

And you get interviewed quite a lot?

30 Poems for Artists: Elizabeth Ardent

Live Art, Poetry, 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.

Elizabeth attended ConVerge artist residency in Ponderosa with me. It was pleasant to watch her work, and I immediately got a glimpse of her being intelligent and playful. Now that is a perfect combination for a dance artist with a broad interest in different aspects of performing, right?

The look on your face

is both pretty and thoughtful

But so far I’m not sure

which strings to pull

When I look at you I find myself waiting

for a clever line

with no anticipating!

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