MUU ry presents: Performance Voyage 6
13.08.2016 - 18.09.2016
Performance Voyage 6
A series of international video performances on the theme of ‘Future/Tomorrow’
Opening on Thursday 18 August, 4pm
Performance Voyage 6, a collection of international video performances produced by Artists' Association MUU, continues its tour. The collection of 14 works will be exhibited in the Northern Photographic Centre in Oulu, Finland. The exhibition is part of the event Sound from Elsewhere which will be held at Cultural Centre Valve, 18-19 August 2016.
The works in Performance Voyage 6 were chosen from submissions received in response to an international open call. The theme Future/Tomorrow inspired artists to explore our ever receding future and search for thing as-yet-to-be, whether future hopes or dystopias of desperation. How do we see the future? What hopes, fears and expectations does it awaken in us? Artists around the world were invited to send in their visions of the future, which could be the literal tomorrow, the world in the year 2050, or something inexplicably far away from us both in time and in space.
The selection of works in the series attests to the many ways in which performance art can make us see things with new eyes, sensitise us to perceive change and meaning. In the shorter works, a state of affairs changes into something different and evokes a sense of wonder, in the longer pieces new worlds open up more slowly, with the viewer sharing the same time and pace with the work. The selection reflects diversity and future visions in wildly different ways.
Performance Voyage 6 premiered at the Finnish Institute in Stockholm, Sweden in March 2016. From there the collection has toured in both domestic and foreign locations, including Athens, Berlin, Cologne, Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), Wrocław and Pori.
The works were selected by a jury composed of Annette Arlander (artist and professor), Juha-Heikki Tihinen (curator, Pro Artibus Foundation) and Timo Soppela (director, MUU).
ARTISTS AND WORKS:
Caroline Blais: Étoiles (Canada)
James Duesing: Gray Elegy (USA)
Roberto Fassone: Ball Don’t Lie (Italy)
Rick Fisher & Don Rice: Arcadia (Canada)
Andrew de Freitas: Hội An (New Zealand / Canada / Brazil)
Stefan Hurtig: Double Make-Up, or Faces in the Wild (Germany)
Henri Hütt: The moment of now (Estonia)
Linda Lenssen: Limitations of the Unlimited (The Netherlands)
Michael Mallis: The Great Flood (USA)
Roberta Orlando: Come Out Italy, Come Out! (Italy)
Johanna Reich: App of Existence (Portrait of the future artist), (Germany)
Pia Sirén: Kukkuu (Finland)
Niko Skorpio: Feedback: I<3U (Finland)
Willem Wilhelmus & Tomasz Szrama: O (Finland)
The production of Performance Voyage 6 was supported by the City of Helsinki Cultural Centre.
Timo Soppela, +358-(0)9-625 972, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.muu.fi/