MY ARTISTIC DOCTORATE (2011- 2018 / including two maternity leaves)
My artistic research project took place in the frame of a doctor in Arts (D.A.) at the Performing Arts Research Centre at the Theatre Academy at the University of the Arts Helsinki, in affiliation with the programme in choreography. Methodological tool number 1 for exploring the research subject was the artistic doing, my artistic practice, followed by reflecting upon and contextualizing this doing through other artists´ work, artistic research theory, phenomenology and cultural studies. The research consisted of three artistic parts and a written component.
Artistic part 1 (2013): "Coulor, Coulor" link:https://vimeo.com/64713735 , pass word: zguestz ;
Artistic part 2 (2015): "///" link:https://vimeo.com/127423246, pass word: jana1
(plese note: correct date of performance Februray 2015)
Excerpt of artistic part 3 (2016): "see/time/composing" link: https://vimeo.com/186378129 , pass word: ap3
The written component "Composition and Choreography - Critical Reflections on Perception, Body and Temporality",
published by Acta Scenica, Theater Academy Helsinki.
ARTISTIC RESEARCH POST-DOC PROJECT on
BREATHING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE IN THE CONTEXT OF EXPANDED CHOREOGRAPHY
Currently I prepare a post-doc artistic research project in affiliation with the Performing Arts Research Center of the Theater Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki. Working title of the Project is Towards Breathing. It looks at the somatic body work "Perceptual Breathing" of Ilse Middendorf and creates a critical framework for breathing in response to the Anthropocene. Since:
Talking about breathing entails talking about what air we sre breathing. In other words: “To Breath properly requires the technically mediated protections of exclusivity.” (Brown 2019).
More concrete information on implementation of the research soon.
Research on YARN WITH BODIES
I collaborate with Norwegian visual artist Tina Jonsbu, currently artistic PhD candidate at KHIO Oslo, since 2016 on a research project where we engage with the materiality of yarn and with the pondering on similarities and diffrences in our respect art fields and practices. We met at the Summer School for Artistic Research in Tromso, Norway. We share an intrest in minimalism, conceptual art and the clivage of how Agnes Martin´s work was placed in a minimalist canon though she herself conceived her work as expressionist.
From my perspective as artist-researcher with a background in choreography the work contributes to an expanded notion of choreography. The collaboration is a piece of reflection that sheds light on processuality versus fixed object, bodily perception and duration, performance understood in the first place as "doing" . In other words: How to inhabit a space with the physical body present without classifying the doing as dance or choreography or even live art but by translating performing in the first place as “doing”?
Here are two visuals from our last shared working time in Rovaniemi (January 2019), in the frame of the Floating Peripheries Conference: