Here are some of my artistic works as director, performer, producer and workshop facilitator.
As an artist I have worked with theatre and performance and as well as a writer. These works have been selected to show some of the things I have done.
Kuvia vastarinnasta (Portraits of Resistance) (2018)
I dramatized and directed a performance on the topic of women’s resistance. I interviewed Kurdish political activist in Finland who support YPG women’s resistance movement.
Demo version of the performance had its premiere at Urbanapa X Ateneum Festival 2.10.2017.
Performers: Shadan Ahmad, Zilan Denis, Maria Hukkamäki
Music and videos were made by Mika Kinnunen
Jean Anouilh: Antigone (2012)
Premiere 3.3.2012 at Forum Box
Performers: Venla Korja, Pekka Varmo, Ossi Makkonen, Anna Tamminen
Music: Uula korhonen, Light design: Anssi Ruohonen, Set design: Tinja Salmi
I have done workshops for communities to make art contents usually in the context of theatre or performance.
Now I’m planning audience engagement workshops for performance Isän maa (Father’s Land), directed by Sini Pesonen that will be performed at The Finnish National Theatre. At this time it is still uncertain when the performance will be, as everything was changed after the corona virus outbreak. Play will hopefully premiered in 2020.
My workshops focus on how to perform gender and how to deal with gender expectation in chain of generations.
COMMUNITY ARTIST AND PRODUCER
Muusa -klubi (2022)
Poster by Mari Hokkanen
Muusa -klubi is a workshop allowing writers and creative workers to find space and time for making art and sharing part of their creative process that can sometimes be oh so lonely. For a short while we can be muses for one another and enjoy insppiration from each other.
Luontoretki – Virtual Forrest (2019)
Luontoretki is a virtual installation about Finnish forrest by Tero Kaipanen. Aim of this installation was to bring the experience and memories of Finnish forrest for people at retirement homes and senior care facilities. Installation consists of staged space and a video that is viewed by virtual glasses and/or by projection in the space.
As a producer for this artwork I was in charge of audience engagement and worked as a link with communities and production. Also I was responsible for the administration of production.
Performer with punk-performance band Pand & Tim since 2011. I have also acted on film and in theatre.
Viherpesu is an anti-advertisement for greenwashing and was the winner of 2008 anti-advertisement competition held by environmental organizations in Finland for anti-consumerism. Add was directed by Yakup Albekoglu. Environmental issues have been close to my heart also in my art.
I have written for papers as well as for performances.
My piece on artists’ income and livelihood prospects in Finland. An interview with director Aino Kivi, theatre union leader Carola Baran and Minister of Culture Antti Kurvinen. Published in cultural magazine Voima 12/2021 https://issuu.com/voima/docs/teatteriliite/6
My script Yhden katon alla (”Under One Roof”) was directed by Akvile Ruzgyte and premiered 12.6.2012 at Cultural Center Caisa.