Ken Mai: Requiem of Flowers

Ken Mai‘s butoh performance, Requiem of Flower, conveys the blooming and the death of a flower. Through movement changing from heart achingly beautiful to uncomfortably grotesque Ken Mai takes us on a journey through creation and destruction full of nature’s elements and laws of the universe. Already an intimate space of Höyhentämö is made even…






Cinemaissí 2017: Violence against women / Violenza sulle donne

Cinemaissí, the Helsinki Latin American Film festival, is organized in the capital of Finland every autumn (19 October-22 October this year). I recently wrote an article related to the last year’s festival thus if you are interested I would recommend reading the article from this link. This time, I decided to focus on a specific and…






Venu Dhupa: Understanding Diversity

Last September 4th, I took part of the seminar  EU diversity research report with visiting professor Venu Dhupa organized by Catalysti in Globe Art Point. As her website says, she is an expert in national and international cultural policy and is sought after for her innovative thinking on culture, leadership, diversity and the creative industries. The seminar,…






Flow Festival 2017: Jenny Hval

Vampires. Love. Sex. Gender. Death. Blood.  These are some frequented themes in Jenny Hval‘s work. Formerly known as Rockettothesky, Jenny Hval has released numerous albums under her name. Her performance at Flow Festival 2017 was following her latest album Blood Bitch on Sacred Bones Records. Before her set, rain started pouring down outside. People trying…