I caress myself. I cry, I speak to my bones and joints.
I return to the same things year after year after year. I am full of parasites.
I embrace the space. I use my muscles and nervous system to stretch time. I think about an animation that stretches, exaggerates its being.
I melt my brain down to a warm mass and let it slip down my throat. One by one, I forget the bones, muscles, internal organs, and skin. I’m a container within a container within a container.
I open up every nook, cranny, and recess. Could I be more visible now than I have ever been before? Could everything emanate through?
Fabulous Muscles, a solo work by choreographer Emmi Venna, dives through muscles reaching sadness, fantasies, body horror and psychedelia. It is an array of movements, textures, anecdotes and affects, created in collaboration between choreographer Emmi Venna, artist Reija Meriläinen and performance maker Erno Aaltonen.
Working group: Erno Aaltonen, Reija Meriläinen and Emmi Venna
Production: Arte, Ehkä-production, Mad House Helsinki and Emmi Venna
Video: Working group
Drawings on the video: Aino Autere, Reija Meriläinen, Ville Kallio
Residency: Ehkä-production / Kutomo (Turku)
Supported by: Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Koneen Säätiö
Image: Aino Autere