in this workshop we ask and try playfully:
what does activism mean as a technique? 😉
how to act when needed? :>
how to recognize the need? ._.
how to prepare the body for action? :3
how to give and take feedback? 🙂
what kind of posture is subversive? :,)
also: how to dismantle bourgeoisie conventions in the art field? 🙂
Niko Hallikainen: Picture a Moon, Shining in Your Mouth
This writing workshop focuses on the use of meditational practices and active imagination in the process of writing. The concept of writing technique is elusive, since language has mystical levels to its production, thus language is a deeply personal and collectively complicated act of meaning-making, which can not be manualized. The workshop aims to illuminate the complexity of language and to form a sensible gateway into writing. Niko Hallikainen is a performance poet and novelist. Bring a notebook or laptop, whichever preferred for writing.
Eevi Tolvanen: Different shades of contact
In this workshop we dive into sensitizing our senses and skins to limitless meetings, reuniting and separating from other bodies. We start from understanding the possibilities of corporal consent and constantly negotiating it through movement and contact work. It´s a beautiful dance between approving and declining. The inner and outer bodily landscapes melt, build up, support and create complex worlds together with others.
There is space to take the given proposals to the direction of individual interests.
Tolvanen also opens up how she uses contact work diversely in her art practices, how it creates different possibilities to connect with spectators or with different groups.
Isa Hukka: slowly towards radical access
This workshop explores a crip technique. Creating access is an act of love and always a work in progress. Throughout the planning and making this workshop, access(ibility) is put first and anti-ableist action is taken. This workshop is by and for the bodyminds that participate in it, and all kinds of embodiment, dis/abilities, knowledges and ways of participating are welcome.
During the day, the participants receive propositions for tasks that include writing/drawing, discussing, and moving in their own way. We use mainly English and Finnish, but other languages can definitely be used too. A letter of detailed accessibility information and schedule will be sent to the participants few days in advance. The workshop is planned based on the following topics:
🌷 what is crip and disability centered access?
🌷 what does it mean to create access? for who? by who? why?
🌷 what is Disability Justice?
🌷 recognizing access needs
🌷 “no bodymind is left behind”
🌷 boundaries and access
🌷 hiding, showing, perceiving non-normative ways of moving
Pinja Poropudas: but why ballet though?
The workshop day consists of two parts. In the morning we’ll be working with the body by focusing on the surface of the body, the inside of the body and the different realms of the body in the context of a guided open level ballet class. We practice ballet technique in a gentle manner focusing on finding prolongation, articulation of the feet, twisting of the spine, and support from the middle.In the afternoon we’ll be discussing what it is to practice technique, how to convert bodily knowledge into words and what happens in that process. What makes practicing a dance technique meaningful to us and what kind of fantasies of ourselves and to be seen are involved?