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Floating Platforms is a project exploring dialogue between performance art and both science and humanities. It was organized by New Performance Turku Festival and Aboagora Symposium in 2015. A comprehensive e-publication will be published in 2015.

In the Floating Platforms project 12 researchers and performance artists had a possibility to explore their own and each others ways of working and thinking. Their partner and mentor in exploring the processes taking place in encounters between performance art and science was Mari Krappala, PhD and a researcher in contemporary art.

The twelve participants worked in pairs in residencies in August and September in 2015. The outcome of the collaboration was be available to audiences in Aboagora Symposium (August 11-13th) and New Performance Turku Festival (from September 29th to October 5th) in 2015.

A concluding seminar addressing the project and knowledge provided by the dialogue between science, humanities and performance art was held in November 2015.

The projects resulted in six work-in-progress performances:

Tuesday 11th August
Juha Valkeapää + Riitta Rainio
Bone Garden
Sound Installation & Sound disco
The Old Market Square Cellar

Wednesday 12th August
Kaisa Henttunen + Leena Kela
Dark Energy Kitchen
Observatory, Vartiovuorenmäki

13th of August
Mia Rönkä + Kurt Johannessen
Blue Inquiry
Sibelius Museum

29th of September
Saana Svärd + Lynn Lu

30th of September
Eeva Puumala + Márcio Carvalho
(im)possible (hi)stories

30th of September
Mikko Sams + Joshua Sofaer
From My Brain To Yours
TEHDAS Theatre

You can follow each pair’s journey on Floating Platforms blog on project’s website.

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