Howl is a transforming performance project and an exhibition space. Bodies of painting, sculpture and live performance mesh, gearing towards extended beings and hybrid bodies through interdependencies of human and non-human.
Howl is a calling upon connection beyond speech, towards another kind of speaking. In this work, textile lacing, drawing, inanimate and animate search towards a multitextural and sensual environment in which to speak in and with. They are searching for a fertility of language where textures, weight, liquid, and sound create a damp soil in which communicative tension resonates.
Choreography, visual works and performance: Sonja Jokiniemi
Lighting and spatial design: Heikki Paasonen
Sound design: Natalia Domínguez Rangel
Dramaturgical dialogue: Elina Minn
Performer in rehearsal: Maija Karhunen
Glass blowing: Kari Alakoski / Mafka & Alakoski Oy
Headdress: in collaboration with Valentin Silvennoinen
Producer: Riikka Thitz
International distribution: Something Great (Berlin)
Performance photos: Simo Karisalo
Premiere on 8.8.2019 at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki (FI)
Supported by: Arts Centre BUDA, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Kone Foundation, Samuel Huberin Taidesäätiö, The Finnish Cultural Foundation
Co-production: Be My Guest -network for emerging practices, Kiasma Theatre (FI), MDT Stockholm (SE), NEXT International Festival, STUK – A House for Dance, Image and Sound (Leuven, BE) in the framework of the Life Long Burning – Towards a sustainable Eco-System for Contemporary Dance in Europe project (2018-2022) supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.
Photo: Simo Karisalo