my body is a deep time body
slime time trans rhymes with dance
aqua queer futures
bubble up in our laps
tracing the outlines
of our past with no maps
Performances: Baltic Circle -festival. Helsinki. 2021
Deep Time Trans is a performance traveling through time to the non-binary nature of prehistory and the birth of life.
The performers navigate deep in the depths of time, looking backwards from the present moment to four billion years ago, to wonder at the pleasure-filled foundlings of evolution.
The performance is about transformation, many returns to water, a love for protoplasm, symbiotic living, and breathing to the rhythm of underwater pulses.
Evolution is queer.
The members of the working group have a background in performance, visual arts, and live action role-play. Their artistic endeavours traverse, e.g. trans and queer history, speculative fiction, ecology, somatics, and geology.
Through play, LARP, touch, and discussions, the group asks how we can comprehend evolution in a way that would dismantle cis and heteronormativity, and not conform to a binary perception of gender.
Concept, text and performer: Teo Ala-Ruona
Concept, text and dramaturgy: Even Minn
Text and performer: Camille Auer
Costume design and performer: Alvi Haapamäki
Set design: Eeti Piiroinen
Sound design: Satu Kankkonen
Performance dramaturgy: Emil Santtu Uuttu
Light design: Olivia Pohjola
Larp-designer: Pihla Lehtinen
Producer: Riikka Thitz
Production: Baltic Circle, Even Minn & Teo Ala-Ruona, Uniarts Helsinki’s Theatre Academy
Supporters: Alfred Kordelin Foundation, Kone Foundation
Residencies: Ehkä-production / Kutomo, Saari residency
In cooperation with: Mad House Helsinki
Read our interview in No Niin Magazine: Deep Time Trans, a Lookinglass Into Prehistoric Queer Ecology: Conversation With Even Minn and Teo Ala-Ruona by Fransisco Rangel
Read HS review by Maria Säkö: Baltic Circle -festivaalin Deep Time Trans -esityksessä juhlittiin sitä, että luonto ei ole hetero
Read HBL review by Otto Ekman: Orgasmiska organismer slirar runt i queer ursoppa