Social Movement. Photo: FNG/CAA, Pirje Mykkänen

Social Movement. Photo: FNG/CAA, Pirje Mykkänen

Social Movement

Aune Kallinen, Jenni Koistinen, Laura Murtomaa

A group of women moves in the wastelands between the private and the social, the personal and the political, paying particular attention to the soft spots where the boundaries of the self become porous and let things through.

Social Movement first began as a three-performance series, a social trilogy comprising Social Movements – A solo that looks like truth (2006), Life like (2009) and National project (2010). The trilogy is now given a new lease of life in the form of a creature contained only by time (performance duration 2.5hrs). A group of women navigate the wastelands of the private and the public, between the personal and the political. Of particular interest are the soft spots where the boundaries of the self fray and become permeable. In this performative creature all that is broken and all that remains strong is allowed simultaneously to co-exist – giving form to the being that we all jointly embody.

Social Movement moves from the intimate and the outwardly invisible towards the public, the shared, the unignorable. It brings together three performances arising from the same set of questions. Where do I end and where do you begin? Who or what are we? What should we be living together and, above all: how do we relate to the strange, the foreign and the incomprehensible within us and around us. Social Movement is a performative attempt to understand how a multitonal, contradictory, tender, carnivalistic and self-starting community, a society, might be possible.

The performance also includes art by Jaana Kokko, a Playboy bunny, political music and rousing speeches. We look forward to welcoming you to a socially and politically moving evening, complete with coffee, Karelian pies and postmodern quandaries!

Working group:
Concept and direction: Aune Kallinen, Jenni Koistinen (Toden näköisesti soolo), Laura Murtomaa (Kansallinen hanke)
Music: Laura Murtomaa
On stage: Seidi Haarla, Pirjo Häkkinen, Aune Kallinen, Maija Kauhanen, Jenni Koistinen, Pirjo Koljonen, Laura Murtomaa, Anne Nimell
Photography and Nykyaika – litteraatti –video installation: Jaana Kokko
Lighting design: Jani-Matti Salo