Leena Kela

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Photo: Jörn Vanselow
Photo: Jörn Vanselow

 

Leena Kela: Space Here We Come

Performance / festival opening
Friday 18.10.2019 at 19:15

Manilla Courtyard, Itäinen Rantakatu 64, Turku

Just a little before he died, theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking warned that we only have hundred years left on Earth. In order to save human species we need to get ready to colonize another planet. Our time here is coming to an end.

New Performance Turku Festival’s artistic director and performance artist Leena Kela invites you to imagine the greatest departure ever. Space here we come!

Leena Kela is performance artist, artistic director of the New Performance Turku Festival and  works as an executive director of Saari Residence maintained by Kone Foundation. She has worked with performance art for almost twenty years and is currently doing her doctoral studies at the Academy of Fine Arts, University of the Arts Helsinki. 

In her works she explores dialogue of corporeality and materiality in performance art. She makes performances that play with and twist our relationship with everyday objects. She has presented her performances internationally in performance art festivals, events and exhibitions in every continent except Antarctica.