Variations of Foreign Origin/ Vierasperäisiä muunnelmia

Variations of Foreign Origin Petri Kekoni Company Mad House Helsinki, Season 4 19-23.4.2017 Petri Kekoni Company celebrated its 10-year anniversary in Suvilahti this April. I was fortunate enough to witness their performance ‘Variations of Foreign Origin’ that originally was created in 2009 and was brought up to date for the anniversary festival. Kekoni creates a…






Helsinki Cine Aasia 2017: Asian aesthetics, language and tradition

Cine Asia is a film festival in Helsinki which allows viewers to revel in the Asian film industry and culture. More precisely, it shows movies from east and east-south Asia. It is the only film Asian film festival in Finland. If you have always been interested in films like me, you may have noticed that…






Renick Bell: “Think about the algorithms in your life and who controls them”

When thinking of the word “algorithm”, it’s easy to relate it to a deterministic context in which everything is under control, procedural and artificial. For some this term may also sound unfamiliar and intimidating but for Renick Bell the algorithms… sound! Computer musician, programmer and teacher living in Tokyo, Renick Bell dedicates to a practice…






Missing Amelia Earhart

Oh My Puppets! – mini festival Circo – Center for New Circus 23-25.3.2017 Puppets and aviation. How can it be connected? Amelia Earhart was the first human to cross the Pacific Ocean by air. Alone. And Merja Pöyhönen alone made a puppet performance about Amelia. In fact, nothing is done alone: you have a team,…