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.  In my artistic works I examine the choreographic relations in between simultaneous multidirectional movement, dis-/embodiment, corporeality and materiality in various scales and contexts from queer space to intergalactic dimensions. In the field of contemporary art my artistic work finds its place in the framework of posthumanist visual culture.

My artistic practice is currently evolving in the process of my doctoral artistic research -project, which examines choreography as a reading practice. In the research the notion of choreography operates simultaneously as an analytical device, problem to be examined, and as an artistic outcome. The primary method for the research is choreographic experimental practice, which delves into the process of dynamic place-taking in which human body couples into the surrounding movements and kinaesthetic fields from microscopic to telescopic, and beyond, without the aim of mastering the movement. This experimental process circuits, examines, and develops understanding how choreographic practice can be understood as an embodied hyper-reading practice, which materializes, de-, and re-codes movements of the situated and contextual transforming circumstances that choreograph my body. Thus choreographic practice processes here simultaneous incoherent multiplicity, which is formed by relations, interconnectedness, and reciprocity of movement, surrounding materiality, human corporeality and embodiment, place, space, and context.

The research process consists of following movements and transformations:

from choreographer towards choreoreader

from choreographing towards choreoreading

from grounded embodied choreographic construction towards astroembodied choreostruction

from human body vessel towards human atmospheric organism

In the frameworks of Choreography studies the research contributes to the shift and expansion from the historical thinking of choreography as a writing -practice in which human body masters the movements to a choreoreading practice, which focuses on reciprocal lived and conceptual relations, inter-dependencies, trans-actions, and critical perspectives to the movements of a performance-environment. The research project also contributes to the genealogies of site-specificity and context responsive practices extending the notion of site towards Outer Space. In order to bring out Choreography as a reading practice as art for the viewer, there are various means at hands, processed, and developed from the fields of performing and visual arts.

The doctoral project is supervised by Ph.D., choreographer Michael Kliën, Duke University, Durham, and prof. Jan Kaila, Fine Arts Academy, Helsinki

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, ja science-fictionin risteymien tutkiminen. Nykytaiteen alueella työni sijoittuvat posthumanistisen visuaalisen kulttuurin viitekehykseen. Käynnissä oleva tohtorintutkintoon johtava taiteellinen tutkimusprojektini keskittyy koreografian, kontekstin, tilan, paikan, ruumiin, ja liikkeen välisten suhteiden tarkasteluun.

Yhteystiedot: skelloku@gmail.com