New Performance Nights: POWER club!

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New Performance Nights: POWER
Saturday 6.5.2017
Programme starts at 8pm
TEHDAS Teatteri, Itäinen Rantakatu 64
Tickets 5 € (from the door only, age limit 18)

PANDA ERIKSSON: Decolonizing Knowledge (lecture, in English)

HARRIE LIVEART: The Kiss
FAKE IS FABULOUS INC.: Nausea
+ DXXXA D

 

This year’s second New Performance Nights performance club examines the notion of power
in personal and political dimensions. The club’s sections and performances address the theme
with various angles: inequal power structures in the society, identity and gender politics, power
structures between individuals, and anxiety over political polarisation as bodily reactions. The
programme finishes with Dxxxa D:s rap gig – with a special set, unforeseen tough shit and sound!

New Performance Nights performance clubs offer a change to experience performance art in
relaxed club environment – the theme of the evening is only a one possible angle to look at the
performance art works. We want to encourage the audience to look at performance art from their
own individual perspective.

 

 

Panda Eriksson (photo: Kaisa Sojakka)
Panda Eriksson (photo: Kaisa Sojakka)

PANDA ERIKSSON: DECOLONIZING KNOWLEDGE –
QUEER PERSPECTIVES ON THE GENDER REASSIGNMENT
PROCESS IN FINLAND


Panda Eriksson is a non-binary gender studies scholar, feminist and trans activist. They enjoy assam
tea with soy milk, renaissance music and live with their cats Tähti-Igor and Luna. Tonight they will be
speaking on the theme decolonizing knowledge: queer perspectives on the gender reassignment
process in Finland, addressing power structures and the utopia, where nobody needs to submit to
an external power to define their own gender.

photo: Harrie Liveart
photo: Harrie Liveart


HARRIE LIVEART: THE KISS

The Kiss is a portrayal of a relationship, where passion between two turns into self-projection. Love delicately
tangles in the hands of desire into one’s twisted self-image. The will to possess the relationship outlines a new face.

The strong emotional and metaphysical connection between Saija Kassinen & Meri Linna has developed
through their artistic process into a third person named Harrie Liveart. Since 2010 Harrie has been embodied
through various medias such as live art, performance art, sculpture, installation and moving image. The presence
of the human body is of importance either to the context or the location of the work. At the moment Harrie is
working at HIAP Suomenlinna studio residency until the end of September 2017.

 

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FAKE IS FABULOUS INC.: NAUSEA

Dealing with even the slightest notion of nausea when reading the newsflash every day. Nausea is trying to
translate these feelings into risky body actions.

Fake is fabulous inc. (Jürgen Bogle) is a performance artist and theoretician from Germany and Switzerland.
He works and lives now in Turku, Finland. His work was shown in Germany, Switzerland and Greece. In his
approach he is often searching a political body and/or habit.

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DXXXA D

 

DXXXA D is a rap artist, poet and painter, who’s published alltogether eleven records both
with various groups and solo. His naturalistic and authentic style, rich language and dark humour
are all part of his trademark.

 

New Performance Nights is a series of performance and live art club events,
produced by New Performance Turku Festival and TEHDAS Theatre. New Performance
Nights performance clubs are performance and live art events with a twist.
Artistic and scholarly practices will view various insights towards the current
theme: the event includes two works by live art and performance artists and a
lecture by local researcher.

New Performance Nights performance clubs are supported by Arts Promotion Centre Finland.