Avoimet opet! Annette Arlander: Performing with Plants
Who are the teachers in the Uniarts Academy of Fine Arts? An open lecture series presents our expert staff during the autumn in the Exhibition Laboratory, Merimiehenkatu 36, Tuesdays 18.9., 2.10., 9.10., 6.11., 13.11. and 4.12. at 18. Free entry. This lecture is in English.
9.10. Avoimet opet! Annette Arlander: Performing with Plants
To perform and co-operate with plants and especially trees is an artistic research project, which develops and specifies the question how to perform landscape today, a question I have worked with in various forms during several years. The question is not rhetorical; our relationship to the environment has dramatically changed due to global warming and other more or less manmade disasters and demands new approaches. A posthumanist perspective prompts us to rethink the notion landscape and to consider how the surrounding world consists of creatures, life forms and material phenomena with varying degrees of volition, needs and agency. What forms of performing, realizing or activating landscape could be relevant in this situation? One possibility is to approach individual elements in a landscape, such as specific trees, and explore what can be done together with them, for instance how to perform for camera together.
Or the project archive on the Research Catalogue: https://www.researchcatalogue.net/view/316550/316551
Annette Arlander, DA, is an artist, researcher and pedagogue. At present, she is professor in performance, art and theory at Stockholm University of the Arts and visiting researcher at Academy of Fine Arts, University of the Arts Helsinki. For artworks and publications, see https://annettearlander.com
Frank Teachers! lecture series
18.9. Tatu Tuominen and Ari Pelkonen (in Finnish, Forum Box)
2.10. Johanna Vakkari (in Finnish)
9.10. Annette Arlander (in English)
6.11. Fergus Feehily (in English)
13.11. Päivi Takala (in Finnish)
4.12. James Prevett (in English)