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 genealogically aligns with the place, space, context, and site specific art practices, meanwhile […]

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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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