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Mhh season4

Leena Kela: Alphabets of Performance Art

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Tickets: 5.00€
Location : Mad House Helsinki View on map

Part of Hurraa! festival's program
Duration: 45 min
Age recommendation: 5+
Esityskieli: nonverbal, alphabets are presented in English and in Finnish
25 March, 2017 15:00
26 March, 2017 15:00

In her performance Alphabets of Performance Art Leena Kela performs with the materials and objects that are typical for performance art. The work is based on over 15 years of research within the art form. She has selected 26 different materials and objects that form the language of the performance art and will perform them from A to Z. If A is an apple, what do you think P could be? Paint, paper, piss?

Leena Kela is a performance artist whose work evolves from observing everyday life and phenomena. Lately she has been obsessed with cosmology and especially the fascinating mysterious nature of dark energy. She has 6 years old daughter and they have made their first performance collaboration last summer. Leena has been working with performance art since year 2000 and currently she is doing her doctoral studies at the Academy of Fine Arts, University of the Arts Helsinki. She has presented her works in a number of contexts in Finland, and internationally in performance art festivals, exhibitions and conferences across Europe as well as in Russia, Northern and Southern America, Africa, Australia and New Zealand.