The participants view the performance in a seated audience.
Artor Jesus Inkerö is a Finnish visual artist whose works have been exhibited in New Museum in New York, NOON Projects in Los Angeles, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki, and Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen. They have participated in artist residencies, such as the Somerset House in London and the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. In their art practice, Artor Jesus Inkerö focuses on topics of queer identity and belonging through exhibitions, performances and public art works and projects. In addition to their creative work, Inkerö was invited as a consultant for the committee for the future at the Finnish Parliament and is a board member at AV-Arkki, a Finnish media art library.
Teo Ala-Ruona is a Finnish performance artist, whose work has recently been shown in The Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, VEGA|ARTS in Copenhagen, HAM Art Museum in Helsinki, Baltic Circle -festival in Helsinki and Gas-gallery in Los Angeles. Recently he participated in an artist residency in FABRIKKEN for Art and Design in Copenhagen. Ala-Ruona’s work focuses on speculative fiction in forms of performances that combine somatofictional practices, movement and various vocal techniques. He explores topics of sex, queer ecology, toxicity and gender. By using his own body as a site for the various speculative stories to take place, he experiments with how, through fiction, he can transform himself, as well as the perspectives from which others look at his body.
Eve Stainton is a London-based artist interested in the politics of uncodeable queer presence and its intersections with race and class. They create multi-disciplinary performance worlds that hold movement practices, digital collage, and welded steel, and other invisible forces like waves, imagination and drama.
Minna Koivisto is a Finnish music producer and a sound artist. In their work, Koivisto explores queer as a sonic space by expanding and cherishing the in-betweens, pauses and afterthoughts in the midst of conventional forms of music creating soft, inclusive and kind soundscapes. Koivisto has previously worked with artists such as Fever Ray and iamamiwhoami.
Ervin Latimer is a Finnish fashion and print designer who won the Young designer of the Year Award in 2020. He is the creative director and founder of Latimmier, a brand that focuses on the performance of masculinities, and has worked for brands such as Alyx and Heliot Emil. Alongside fashion and creative projects, Ervin has always been an activist, fighting for equitability as well as diversity and inclusivity within the fashion industry.
Juulia Haverinen is a Finnish vocalist and composer who works with live productions and scores for films. Haverinen is currently studying music technology at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland.
Production: Centrale Fies Live Works, Teo Ala-Ruona ja Artor Jesus Inkerö
Supported by Kone Foundation, Finnish Cultural Foundation, Arts Promotion Center Finland
Recidencies: Centrale Fies Live Works, London Performance Studios