Toronto Media Arts Centre

International Visiting Artists: Liina Kuittinen (Finland)

September 20, 7:30 PM

FADO Performance Art

In Expansion Space

I am on my four. I am next to the ground. I see the surface from very close distance, the small particles and the space between them. I have to move my whole body closer to the object if I want to see it more clearly. I can not take the object in my hand and bring it closer to my eye. As an artist I am on my four and my hands are not swinging freely.

I am eating ice-cream while writing this text. I am eating ice-cream for real, not just writing about it. I am eating it and it gives me great pleasure. Ice-cream goes through my digestion and my body knows how to turn the sugar into energy and to use the proteins and to get rid of the leftovers. Digestion is process that involves the body with other processes, one point in the circle of matter. Performance operates on the same plain with digestion. Performance and process of digesting are equally real. They are meeting points for material flows, actual events transforming material into other.

A new performance by Liina Kuittinen will be presented.


Image credit: Helene. Liina Kuittinen. 2018. Photo by Peter Rosvik.

Co-presented by Canadian Filmmakers' Distribution Centre

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