Home Interplanetary Life Lab (HILL)

Home Interplanetary Life Lab (HILL) is a three-month home-residency project from April to June 2020. During the residency I collect visual and choreographic material from space, exoplanets and astrobiological sources, observe stars, and create embodied experiments stemming from these elements. This process continues my work with astroembodied choreostructions, which examine choreographic thinking and practice beyond […]

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Choreography as Reading Practice

Choreography as Reading Practice Doctoral project’s final installation, Helsinki, 2019. In his doctoral Artistic Research project conducted in Tutke/Theatre Academy (2013-2019) choreographer Simo Kellokumpu introduces the notion and practice of choreoreading, which brings new perspectives to making choreographic art. His choreographic work aligns with the notions of  place, space, context, and site specific art practices, […]

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åstra

Coming soon 2019/20 Last episode of the astrotrilogy, åstra is a third performance installation that forms and transforms like the two first parts at the intersection of queer-ed spaces/bodies and interplanetary culture. Complementing pompom (Tokyo 2017-18) and ri:vr (Paris 2019), åstra (San Fransisco 2019-20) continues to explore ‘astroembodied choreostructions’, which is a term that describes […]

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ri:vr

ri:vr is a performance installation that emerges at the intersection of queer-ed spaces/bodies and interplanetary culture. The project belongs to the corpus of works  which I call ‘astroembodied choreostructions’; a series of choreographic works in which the questions of corporeality and embodiment materialize, beyond the human spatial scale, towards and in, an interplanetary dimension. In […]

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Atmospheric Choreography: exoplanets

Atmospheric Choreography: exoplanets is a speculative choreography project, which explores the practice of choreography in exoplanetary conditions.  Project explores the questions such as: How does the scientific exoplanetary object become lived place in the artistic process? How to embody the exolanetary conditions? What kind of choreographic emerges from these conditions? The project extends the history […]

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Time is Out of Joint, charped

Time is Out of Joint, charped is a choreographic solo-performance work for visual artist Sari Palosaari’s exhibition Time is Out of Joint in Gallery Sculptor, Helsinki. Sari invited me to create a performative part for the exhibition in dialogue with her. This work continues our collaboration, which started in 2015 during my doctoral artistic research […]

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pompom

pompom choreographic installation in collaboration with Vincent Roumagnac (FR) and Nao Yazawa (JAP) pompom is a project which starts and takes place in Tokyo Arts and Space –residency from September to November 2017. The work brings together Kellokumpu’s choreographic practice, Roumagnac’s visual staging, and Yazawa’s practice as manga-artist. The collaborative project is based on the […]

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shapeshifter (the Yoro series, the Kyoto series and the Tokyo series)

shapeshifter During the three month residency period in Tokyo Arts and Space residency in the autumn 2017, I have encountered various cultural tectonic movements. Some of these cultural invisible movements produce a difference that awakes an intimate alien, which is not coextensive with the outer space. Shapeshifter (the Yōrō series) was shot in Yōrō in Gifu […]

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#CHARP_solo (Liminal Space Opera)

#CHARP_solo (Liminal Space Opera) is a version of #CHARP for one performer. Examining and inhabiting the cosmic movements, planetary orbits and rotations, solar winds, and toxic atmospheres, #CHARP_solo continues the process of #CHARP as an independent astroperformance, which can be installed and performed in various places in- and outdoors. The solo version consists of a […]

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Cracks – Macau

Cracks is a collaborative project of four artists processing site-specific and place-responsive proposals for the program of Macau City Fringe festival 2018 in three different locations in Macau. Contextual and situational process generated several proposals, and the group performed individual and collective proposals within the festival week. In terms of urban dynamics, the sites were […]

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#CHARP

#CHARP forms with planetary and intergalactic movements and extends the history of site-specificity towards interplanetary scale. The work explores contextual, situational, planetary, and intergalactic movements that set the conditions for the choreographic embodiment to emerge. How to take place in and with the movements that extend from microscopic beyond telescopic vision? How to embody (hyper-) reading […]

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spof

spof refers to ‘single point of failure’, and here I think of it loosely as a flaw in an ability to recognize the motional surrounding circumstance and changes of its materiality. This flaw produces ‘spoffing’ and a spof. Simultanously spoffing relates to the rotational axis of the planet Earth, which is approximately 23,5°. Thus spof […]

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Meteor

Meteor is a project which combines an artistic research essay and a Twitter -account PlanetaryMovements , which is also printed as a publication. The project is an inquiry to the choreographic techno-eco-somatic practice, which explores how the immediacy of the somatic practice and the hypermediacy of the body using technological device mediate each other? How […]

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Choreography as reading practice – research workshop / Critical Path / Sydney

‘Choreography as reading practice’ indicates to that history of Choreography in which choreographic practice is understood as a writing practice. In my doctoral artistic research project I examine choreography as a reading practice based on the artistic and practical shift that has happened in my choreographic practice when it comes to thinking about the situational […]

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A matfighter

  A dancemat is commonly used object in the studios and stages in the field of performing arts. A dancemat offers a techno-industrial plane, which rubs off and erases the characteristics of the surface beneath it attempting to homogenize the surface of the space. It offers a feeling of safety and it is an ideal […]

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A shadowcatcher

”This morning the ice- and snow-covered Kilpisjärvi is in incessant movement. It magnetizes me. I dress up the overalls, take the poles and walk on the ice.” The assemblage of the human, nature and movement is present in various scales in the biological station, in which the Ars Bioarctica residency takes place. Diagrams, charts and […]

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Ars Bioarctica Residency

I spent 27.3. – 9.4.2016 in Kilpisjärvi in Ars Bioarctica Residency. During the residency period I experimented with the relations in between my body and the arctic circumstances. Here are two experiments that I processed within the residency period: Snowsmosis and The statistics of throwing a snowball. Residency blog: http://www.kilpiscope.net/residency/?cat=203   FIN Työskentelin koreografisten tutkimuskysymysteni […]

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A Dance Mat

revolutionary abstraction rolled utopia bulldozing cliché rubbed atlas something else A dance-studio is a place, which is considered as one of the places where a choreographer works. This project examines one particular material object often used in the dance-studios: a dancemat. A dancemat offers a techno-industrial plane, which rubs off and erases the characteristics of […]

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Mesh

      Mesh is shot in Töölönlahti in Helsinki. In the  ongoing research project, this video examines the choreographic and embodied relation and interdependence in between the notions of place and space. As a place, Töölönlahti can be described as a popular recreation ground. From the localizing movements of Töölönlahti, I got interested in […]

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Seasons as Choreographers: Where Over the World is Astronaut Scott Kelly?

Seasons as Choreographers: Where Over the World is Astronaut Scott Kelly? is a choreographic installation project that took place from March 2015 to March 2016. Seasons offer, set conditions, cause and enable various kind of experiences and ways of moving and thought like this they can be considered as choreographic agencies. In the project, an […]

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Hidden Mad House Helsinki

In spring 2015 three artists formed an artistic research group to explore choreographic research questions. The group worked in Saari residency on July 2015. Based on the  experimentations done in the residency,  each artist brought on September to Mad House Helsinki a proposal, gesture, or an artistic work, which articulated and commented on the research […]

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A guest

    A guest is a series of photography-diptych documentations from habitual walks through diverse surroundings and places. The experience about the encountered movement-place is formed by perceiving the simultaneously multidirectional motional circumstance and coupling into it. The project examines the notions of place and space as dynamic entities, and embodiment of a place as […]

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Hiding

  Hiding is a series of context-dependent video works. In the video a group of people hide themselves. The people who are hiding are relevant for the place, site, and context. Hiding -series is an attempt to shift a viewer’s perception about the chosen place, its materiality and dynamics, with one simple simultaneous multidirectional choreographic […]

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