I am a finnish (born in Lapland) artist, choreographer and a doctoral fellow in Artistic Research in the Performing Arts Research Centre in the University of the Arts Helsinki.  My artistic works examine the choreographic relations between corporeality and materiality in various scales and contexts. My work operates in the entanglement of contemporary speculative fiction, interplanetary culture and queer(ing) space.

My doctoral artistic research project examines choreography as reading practice. In the research, the notion of choreography operates simultaneously as an analytical device, problem to be examined, and an artistic outcome. The primary method for the research is choreo-orientated experimental practice, which delves into the process of dynamic place-taking in which the human body couples with surrounding movements, from microscopic to telescopic and beyond, without the aim of mastering movement.

The research practice delves into the conditions of movement and choreography through the following transformations:

from choreographer to choreoreader

from choreographing to choreoreading

from grounded embodied choreographic construction to astroembodied choreostruction

from human vessel to human atmospheric organism

The research contributes to the shift and expansion from the historical notion of choreography as writing practice, in which the human body masters movements. Choreoreading explores the reciprocal lived and conceptual relations, inter-dependencies, transactions, and critical perspectives of the movements of a performance environment. The research project also contributes to the genealogies of site-specific and context-responsive practices, extending the notion of site to outer space. In order to bring out choreography as reading practice as art for the viewer, there are various means at hand, which are processed and developed from the fields of performing and visual arts.

Contact: skelloku@gmail.com


Olen Helsingissä asuva taiteilija, koreografi ja tohtorikoulutettava Taideyliopiston Teatterikorkeakoulun Esittävien taiteiden tutkimuskeskuksessa. Taiteellisen praktiikkani perustana on  laajasti ymmärretyn liikkeen, koreografisen praktiikan ja ajattelun risteymien tutkiminen. Käynnissä oleva tohtorintutkintoon johtava taiteellinen tutkimusprojektini keskittyy koreografian, kontekstin, tilan, paikan, ruumiin, ja liikkeen välisten suhteiden tarkasteluun.

Yhteystiedot: skelloku@gmail.com