performances

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memo performances

Memos of Time (2006 — )

2014

Chronopolitics with Dogs and Plants in Hamburg

Nordwind festival/ Urban Species, Kampnagel October 18th

Chronopolitics with Dogs and Plants in Berlin

Nordwind festival/ Urban Species, Dock 11 August 16th

Chronopolitics with Dogs and Plants in Helsinki

The starting point of this interspecies performance is the question about our relationship to non-human actors – especially to our nearest companion species dogs and plants. It focuses to the act of reading and explores what happens to a human reader when our witness is something other than a human being, with another kind of a body/stem and ways of responding?
Esitystaiteen keskus, Suvilahti, Helsinki March 14th

2013

Chronopolitics with Dogs and Trees in Stanford

This interspecies performance is a durational exploration into night-time reading, imagination and sleeping in the company of non-humans. It widens the sphere of performance to a collective consisting of human and non-human actors.
Tuija Kokkonen in collaboration with Alan Read
Performance Studies international #19 Conference, Stanford University, California

2012

A Performance with an Ocean View (and a Dog/for a Dog). A documentary video installation.

performance platform, body affects festival, Berlin July 2012.
http://performance-platform.de/programme/

2010–

Chronopolitics — III Memo of Time

An endless performance began 1.3.2010. Chronopolitics branches into a performance by non-humans in northern Helsinki and a web performance, which both continue all the time, and into a nomadic live performance, which first appearance was in March 2010. The starting points of the performance are a vision of a world without animals, but filled with representations of animals; our difficulties to perceive duration, and the question, does performance have an exterior anymore. The performers consist of people of different ages, robodogs and other machines, and beings and processes of nature.

2008

A Performance with an Ocean View (and a Dog/for a Dog) — II Memo of Time

The two interlinked performances focus on weather, time, potentiality and non-human co-performers. Human actors worked and performed with the clouds, ants, trees, rocks, dogs, rain, and tens of thousands of others. (and a Dog) was performed on an ancient shore of a post Ice Age Yoldia Sea in a suburb of Helsinki and (for a Dog) on a potential future seashore on the roof of a city centre department store.

2006/2007

Mr Nilsson — I Memo of Time

The performance addresses humans’ relations to other animals and death through the imagination, the new knowledge of evolutionary ecology, and the everyday links between humans and machines. Mr Nilsson asks what is a human, at the age of global performance - and ends up to be an attempt to recall animals.

Catchment Area – Memos of Freedom (1999—2003)

2003

Catchment Area – III Memo of Freedom

2001

Catchment Area – II Memo of Freedom

1999

Catchment Area – I Memo of Freedom

The five-year project consisted of three performances, an installation, and series of discussions in Kiasma Theatre/Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki. The basis of the presentation was a geographical catchment area, weak action, and questioning the anthropocentrism of the theatre and performance.

Maus and Orlovski – Memos of Love in the City (1997)

1997–1998

The three performances of the first memo series were performed around Helsinki during spring 1997 and the radio play broadcasted 1998. They explored boundaries of performance, and relations between event and ecology as relationships to the self, to the others, and to the environment/nature.