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Nowhere in particular

”This is the site.
My elbow is holding the floor as if I were underneath it and not on top.
This isn’t true, I’m already halfway in a fiction.

Come, darling, come.
In certain light, we are here.”

This is a community of parallel worlds created by writing. This is an assembly of transient scenes, landscapes and visions, that come together in a heterogenous stream of words. Overlapping, interlacing, amplifying and echoing each other. These words take a form of speech; listened by others than their writers. In this speech performance listeners are invited to traverse through a variety of fragmented worlds of sound, voice and words, as well as to create new ones in their own imaginations.

The words spoken have been created in workshops with women, non-binary, trans- and queer people exploring the words’ world-making potential; can the world of writing be a space of caring for various past(s), present(s) and future(s)?


Words by: Iona Roisin, Gesa Piper, Daniela Pascual, Milka Luhtaniemi, Leena Kuusisto, Satu Kankkonen, Anni Kaila, Venla Helenius, Alvi Haapamäki, Anniina Ala-Ruona
Performers: Gesa Piper, Milka Luhtaniemi, Nadja Leham, Inna Lampinen, Leena Kuusisto, Satu Kankkonen, Anna Kankila, Anni Kaila, Venla Helenius, Alvi Haapamäki, Anniina Ala-Ruona
Sound designer: Satu Kankkonen
Light designer: Johannes Vartola
Concept and coordination: Anniina Ala-Ruona (part of their thesis work for MA in Ecology and Contemporary Performance)
Supervising: Emilia Kokko, Tuija Kokkonen
Special thanks to: Ida-Elisabeth Larsen, Saara Hannus, Laura Hallikas, Heather Davis, Christiana Bissett, Ava Grayson, Hannah Ouramo

When and where:

8.6.2018 7 pm
9.6.2018 7 pm

The performances take place in Vapaan Taiteen Tila, Vilhovuorenkuja 15

Main languages spoken: Finnish & English

The space wheelchair accessible, and it has unisex toilets.