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Vierailija (Visitor), 2014

Installation & performance developed for visual artist Enni Suominen‘s exhibition Tyhjä meri / Empty Sea.

Outline, processing & scenario together with Enni Suominen
Installation: Enni Suominen
Performing: Anna-Sofia Sysser

Performed 9.3.2014 in Gallery Gjutars, Vantaa, Finland

Photos: Enni Suominen

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BETWEEN THE CEILING AND THE FLOOR – Helmi Kajaste and Anna-Sofia Sysser
6.-23.3.2014, Sorbus gallery, Vaasankatu 15, Helsinki

The joint exhibition of an architect and a performance artist explores the multisensory way of experiencing a space. The old role of architecture is stirred by introducing it to the fleeting nature of video and performance art. The exhibition installation and the short performances have been made specifically for this space.

Between the Ceiling and the Floor can only be experienced fully when visiting the gallery and every visitor is a part of the whole. Welcome all!

Supported by Architecta & National Council for Architecture and Design.

Check out more about Helmi: http://www.helmikajaste.com
and about Sorbus: http://sorbusgalleria.tumblr.com/

Writer, director: Elina Minn (elinaminn.com)
Produced by Antagon 2013 (http://lolnoei.tumblr.com/)

At Vienna LABseries at Schaukasten I developed and performed a new piece. The concept of the festival was that every artist works during one day and performs in the evening. I worked with square meters, minutes, social norms and social/private spaces. 1 m2 was one score and the duration of one score was one minute. I divided the space into 1m2 squares with rope.

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Altogether the duration was 60 minutes and the piece had three different phases.
1. I performed a score in every square
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2. I asked the audience to join a game of changing places in the squares
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3. I did a movement improvisation with the net dividing the squares.
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Vienna LABseries

Vienna LABseries
Photos: Andrea Lehsiak (and one video still by Jasmin Schaitl)

A huge thank you for the organizers for everything and the Finnish Embassy for supporting my visit!

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I was invited to perform in Vienna, as part of The Vienna LABseries
– ” an international Performance Art Platform, happening at the Schaukasten – Interessensraum für Zeitgenossenschaft.
In cooperation with Jasmin Schaitl, an artist who lives and works in vienna, we have invited a small group of international Performance Artists to elaborate, research, perform and reflect their work and thereby transforming the white cube into a laboratory. The first series of Vienna LABseries is focused on long-durational performances. “

My LAB day and performance in the evening will be on December 5th. If you happen to be in Vienna, come by!

Find the program and more info here: http://www.schaukasten.dasaugustin.at/sites/labseries.html

Collecting - Recollecting
Collecting - Recollecting
Some visual stuff for the blog. Last autumn I got interested in collecting as a method or a tool for an artistic practice. Quickly I noticed that I had a special interest in collecting some particular things or using photography as a way to collect something I found attractive, although I wasn’t really sure why. And I wasn’t even sure if I would ever use the collected items later for material. I had been thinking that the items or photos I collect would eventually end up being some kind of impulse material for a performance. In stead of a performance it suddenly seemed more interesting to use the actual items and photos and make something out of them. Then the idea of recollecting came along, since I had been collecting these things for almost a year and already had formed memories towards them.
I will continue with this consept, Collecting – Recollecting, also with my performative work.

This summer we have been rehearsing with Teatteri Talvi, a Helsinki-based theatre and performance group. Our idea was to work around a dining table, with the thematics of dining, eating, table manners and food and to explore how can a regular table become a stage. In addition to that we wanted to move our dining table outdoors, explore how does being in the public space affect to all this.
“Luonnoksia eräältä illalliselta” (trans. Drafts of a Dinner) was performed on the shore of Töölönlahti, Helsinki in August. This summer’s performance was the first draft of this project and next year we will produce a more finalized performance. So we are continuing with the same themes and ways of working collaboratively, without one specific director or dramatist. Excited to continue with this project!

Working group: Antti Halonen, Eeva Kemppi, Paula Laurila, Jenni Rahunen, Anna-Sofia Sysser, Heini Tuoresmäki and Reeta Tuoresmäki

Luonnoksia Eräältä Illalliselta (alku)
Luonnoksia Eräältä Illalliselta (koko)
Luonnoksia Eräältä lllalliselta (melooni)
Luonnoksia Eräältä Illalliselta (pariisitar)
Luonnoksia Eräältä Illalliselta (yleisö)
Luonnoksia Eräältä Illalliselta (vauvat)
photos: Mikko Piispa & Reeta Tuoresmäki

And these from our promo shoot:
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Luonnoksia Eräältä Illalliselta (caviar)
photos: Reeta Tuoresmäki & Jenni Rahunen

Got these cool greetings from Mon at Berlin!

 

 
Directing + consept: Monika Gabriela Dorniak
Filming: Saar Brokman
Performing: Nelly Hakkarainen & Anna-Sofia Sysser

This summer I’ve been working at Alternative Tourist Info in Helsinki. It’s one concept under the Tori Quarters project, a local tourist office on a cargo bike and I’ve been the one running it this summer. Within that I also collected a small exhibition about my work for the Info. The exhibition is in a store called Urbanstory, in their fitting room. Visual artist Inka Wallgren curates the fitting room art space (more info: https://www.facebook.com/pages/urbanstory-fitting-room/358105477600436?fref=ts).

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Summer Menu exhibition is a participatory installation, which encourages taking a closer look on the city. August 15th to 28th at Katariinankatu 3, Helsinki.
More info on the exhibition (in Finnish unfortunately): http://www.torikorttelit.fi/kalenteri/2013/08/14/erilaisen-matkailutoimiston-kesamenunayttely-ja-avajaiset/
and on Alternative Tourist Info in English: http://www.torikorttelit.fi/en/post/alternative-tourist-info-this-summer-on-wheels/

Maledetta Primavera is a short film directed by Elina Minn, that views the art scene in Turku from an awkward perspective.

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The film is part of the Antagon Festival program in Turku, Finland. Antagon is going on until 31st of August (go there!!). Get the info here: http://lolnoei.tumblr.com/information

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The premiere was 20th of August at the Vartiovuori Water Deposit. More photos from the opening by Hertta Kiiski: http://www.flickr.com/photos/97445883@N08/sets/72157635169205500/

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