Inside the apartment is a body that fits it, inside the apartment is an alternate universe. Outside the apartment, people are preparing for the rising sea levels, 200 meters from the apartment there’s a well-being centre. Water’s gushing from the tap, the floor is hot underneath the occupant’s feet, the white noise in the apartment never falls silent.
AU is a speech performance about the norms of living, weakness and fantasy.
Vappu Jalonen is an artist and writer. Her pieces take place in the intersections between visual arts, performance art, literature and research. They often deal with power and knowledge production, zooming in on bodies and everyday objects, situations and words.
Text, performance, sound: Vappu Jalonen
Artistic consultation: Elis Hannikainen
Image: Elis Hannikainen
Support: Arts Promotion Centre Finland
In co-operation with: Mad House Helsinki