Annette ArlanderJouni Partanen
Maija Hirvanen
Juha Valkeapää
Inari Virmakoski

This DVD features edited video documentation of live performances from 18 of Finland’s most active live artists.

The selection of work was curated by Suvi Parrilla and Leena Kela, both emerging artists who are active in the Finnish performance art scene. Much of the work featured is relatively recent, having been performed within the past year or two.

Over the past few years the Finnish performance and live art scenes have become very active, with several annual festivals taking place around the country and regular performance events organised in Helsinki and other cities. Although only presenting a small selection from the large number of artists working with performance art in Finland, this DVD does feature work by both well established and emerging artists and is intended as an introduction to the dynamic Finnish live art scene.

The artists featured on the DVD are:
Annette Arlander, John Court, Maija Hirvanen, Helinä Hukkataival, Essi Kausalainen, Leena Kela, Antti Laitinen, Hyun-Joo Min, Kukkia Group, Irma Optimist, Mimosa Pale, Suvi Parrilla, Jouni Partanen, Pessi Parviainen, Roi Vaara, Juha Valkeapää, Inari Virmakoski and Willem Wilhelmus.

This is a ‘double layer’ DVD disc and contains over 150 minutes of video material documenting 18 separate performances. Background information and contact details are also provided for each artist.

Publication Details:
Total DVD duration: approx. 150 minutes.
All texts and dialogue are in English
Published January 2008 by liveartwork

Curated by Suvi Parrilla & Leena Kela
DVD production by Christopher Hewitt
Published in co-operation with MUU and Amorph!08
Supported by FRAME - Finnish Fund for Art Exchange

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