A part of ”Recover Laboratory on Stage” collection.
This is a collaboration of three different art fields: fine art, circus art and music. We create performances that combine hoop manipulation and live drums, directed by a visual artist.
Drums: Aleksi Kinnunen
Hoops and aerial acrobatics: Miradonna Sirkka
Director and visuals: Sofi Häkkinen
The performance durations vary from 10 minutes to longer combinations of short pieces. There set up is Aleksi Kinnunen on drums and Miradonna Sirkka with hoops, or aerial equipment in a setting created by Sofi Häkkinen.
Our main interests are the connection between two performers and equality. We explore these in our artworks, and aim to consciously let go of the artist’s self-censorship and self-consciousness. Another recurring theme is how sound and movement fulfil each other; where as movement is conducted within the boundaries of the body and the equipment, sound can travel anywhere in the space.
In our artworks there is a balance between the performers; neither of them is in a leading part. The concept of equality is emphasised especially because the drummer is male, and the person performing in front of him is female. We intend to break those deeply rooted conservative power structures, by developing a performance that addresses equality between all genders and beings. The tension between sound and movement can be so intense that it is impossible to separate them. Similarly, the performers work as a unit, taking different kinds of roles fluidly during the piece and carrying it forth together.
KAJAANISTA KUUHUN (2017) (From Kajaani to the Moon)
This work is an imaginary journey from the small Finnish town called Kajaani, all the way to the Moon. During the journey we experience long limbs, loss of gravity, moonquakes, rattle and electric shocks.
Pictures of Kajaanista Kuuhun
Pictures of a performance of Kajaanista Kuuhun at Mattolaituri (Night of the Arts, Helsinki FIN)