a few years ago...

On an Indonesian island in 2003, researchers discovered an extinct species of human, homo florensiensis. Because of their small stature, the researchers nicknamed these humans ‘hobbits’. They existed at the same time as the Neanderthals, homo erectus, and homo sapiens. For a while ago, there were four species of human living concurrently. And how did they disappear?

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2017

Research

http://www.uniarts.fi/uutishuone/väitöstutkimus-laajentaa-esityksen-aluetta-ei-inhimilliseen

Publications

  • Esityksen mahdollinen luonto – suhde ei-inhimilliseen esitystapahtumassa keston ja potentiaalisuuden näkökulmasta. (The Potential Nature of Performance: The Relationship to the Nonhuman from the Perspective of Duration and Potentiality.) Doctoral Thesis. Acta Scenica 48. Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki.

Presentations

  • "Of interspecies performance." Aalto University, Helsinki, October.
  • "Weak actors in interspecies performances." The 3rd Biennial Performance Philosophy conference, Prague, June.
  • Keynote lecture in Norteas Seminar, Iceland Academy of the Arts, Reykjavik, February.

2016

Events

http://www.uniarts.fi/uutishuone/seminar-philosophy-and-politics-ecology-8-9112016

Presentations

  • "Interspecies performance, competitiveness and weak action." Performance Studies international #22 Conference, Melbourne, July.
  • "Weak actors acting with the weather". Weather and Imagination Seminar, ANTI Festival, Kuopio, February.
  • “Approaches to the question of ecology and performance.” Theatre Academy Helsinki, February.

2015

Presentations

  • "When we do not know: Conversing with other species, renegotiating ´us´." Colloquium on Artistic Research in Performing Arts, Helsinki June.
  • "Performance, Ecology and Relationships: One history from the anthropocentric performance to the interspecies performance." A keynote lecture in Ecology and Performance: Case Finland Seminar, Berlin April.
  • “Non-human agency in performance.” Seminar on Actor-Network-Theory, Theatre Academy Helsinki March.
  • "Interspecies performances." A lecture in the Visual Performance Seminar, Theatre Acedemy Helsinki February.

2014

Art

  • Chronopolitics with Dogs and Plants in Hamburg,
    Nordwind festival/ Urban Species, Kampnagel October.
  • Chronopolitics with Dogs and Plants in Berlin,
    Nordwind festival/ Urban Species, Dock 11 August.
  • Chronopolitics with Dogs and Plants in Helsinki,
    Esitystaiteen keskus, March 14th.

Publications

  • Tuija Kokkonen & Alan Read: ”Chronopolitics with Dogs and Trees in Stanford.” Performance Research 19.3. On Time.
  • Kun emme tiedä. Keskustelemassa ”meitä” uusiksi: lajienväliset esitykset ja esitystaiteen rooli ekokriisien aikakaudella.” An anthology on posthumanism. Ed. Lea Rojola & Karoliina Lummaa. Eetos 2014.

Presentations

  • "Performance and Ecology." A lecture and workshop, DISKURS festival December, Justus-Liebig-Universität/ATW, Giessen. http://www.uni-giessen.de/cms/ueber-uns/veranstaltungen/sonstige/diskurs14-tuija-kokkonen-theatre-and-ecology
  • "Performance and Ecology." A lecture on my work in a seminar on theatre and ecology, Theatre Academy Helsinki September.
  • "Live performance as an exploration and making of futures: the case of non-humans." Keynote, The Finnish Theatre Research Society May 16th.
  • "On Conversing with Dogs and Plants." Animal Studies Event, Helsinki April.
  • "Bodies, Stems, Trunks: On the Meanings of the Interspecies Interaction." Body and Society discussion series, Turku February.
  • "Memos of Time – performances with and for non-humans." Theatre Studies, University of Helsinki February.

2013

Art

  • Chronopolitics with Dogs and Trees in Stanford,
  • PSi#19 Conference, California June. In collaboration with Alan Read.

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Publications

  • “Muistioita ajasta: kolme näkökulmaa toisiin eläimiin ja esitykseen.” (“Memos of Time: Three Perspectives on Other Animals and Performance.”) Esitys 2/2013.

Presentations

  • "When We do Not Know. Renegotianing "Us": In Performance with Other Species." Symposium on Interspecies Performance, Theatre Academy Helsinki, September.
  • A presentation in the seminar on posthumanism, University of Turku, March.
  • A lecture for Creative Sustainability students in Aalto University, February.

2012

Art

  • Artist’s response in Change the Climate: Alternative Scenarios in Art, Ecology and Economy Symposium/ Homo Alibi Festival, Riga August.
  • A Performance with an Ocean View (and a Dog/for a Dog) – II Memo of Time. A documentary video installation. performance platform, body affects festival, Berlin July. http://performance-platform.de/programme/

Publications

  • Tuija Kokkonen: ”Kronopolitiikkaa esityksessä robottikoiran, jäkälän ja tähden kanssa.” (“Chronopolitics in Performance with a Robodog, Lichen and a Star.”) Esittävien taiteiden metodologiset haasteet. Näyttämö ja tutkimus 4. Eds. Liisa Ikonen, Hanna Järvinen, Maiju Loukola. The 4th Yearbook of the Society for the Theatre Research.

Presentations

  • “Performances with and for Non-Humans,” a presentation in the seminar of the research project Nature in Arts, Culture and History, University of Helsinki, November.
  • ”Technologies of Belonging: Performance and Political Ecology.” A lecture in performance platform. body affets festival, Berlin July.
  • ”A Visitor amongst Millions of Non-Humans.” Performance Studies international 18. Conference, Leeds, June.
  • “Muistioita ajasta: kolme näkökulmaa toisiin eläimiin ja esitykseen.” (“Memos of Time: Three Perspectives on Other Animals and Performance.”) A Seminar on Animals, The Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, May.

2011

Publications

  • “Non-Humans and Performance. A Performance with an Ocean View (and a Dog/for a Dog) – II Memo of Time.” Journal for Artistic Research 0/2011. http://www.jar-online.net
  • ”Esityksen mahdollinen luonto.” (“The Potential Nature of Performance.”) Nykyteatterikirja - 2000-luvun alun uusi skene. Ed. Annukka Ruuskanen. Helsinki: Like 2011.

Presentations

  • “Liveness, chronopolitics and performance.” Performance Studies international 17. Conference, Utrecht.
  • "On the third shore - Exposing artistic research.” A key note lecture, Society for Artistic Research, Bern.
  • “Widening human time perspectives with a performance with/for nonhumans." A presentation & an experiment/workshop. Colloquium on Artistic Research in Performing Arts, Theatre Academy Helsinki.
  • “Ei-ihmiset ja esitys.”(“Non-Humans and Performance.”) Colloquium on Contemporary Theatre, Theatre Academy Helsinki.
  • “Sää, esitys.” (“Weather, performance.”) Praktikum on bio and weather art, the Academy of Fine Arts and Department of art history, Helsinki University.
  • ”Performatiivisuus.” Theatre Academy Helsinki.

2010

Art

  • Chronopolitics — III Memo of Time, an endless performance starting March 1st 2010. Kiasma Theatre/ Museum of Contemporary Art, Finnish Zoological Museum, Observatory of Ursa Astronomical Association.

Publications

  • Hanna Johansson and Tuija Kokkonen: ”Esitys merinäköalalla, paikan pysyvyys ja ajallinen moneus.” Ankaraa ja myötätuntoista kuuntelua. Keskustelevaa kirjoitusta paikkasidonnaisesta taiteesta. (A book on site-specific art) Ed. Lea Kantonen. Helsinki: Academy of Fine Arts 2010.

Presentations

  • "The ethics of performance and non-human co-actors.” Art and Technoscience, a conference by the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki.