Gallery Myymälä2 (Uudenmaankatu, 23, Helsinki)
We are happy to announce the third part of UtoUto’s BODY trilogy. My Body. My Rebellion takes over Myymälä2 gallery for five full days with multidisciplinary performances, community gatherings and an eclectic mix of visual and sound arts. My Body. My Rebellion explores what happens when the individual body rebellions start taking shape and find their way to the communal. We are done with hiding, compromising and apologising. We are ready to express our true self loudly and proudly.
We have different things happening every day. You are most welcome to join us for a moment, a whole week or something in between. Pop in for five minutes or stay for hours.
The gallery is open Wed 14.8 to Sat 17.8 at 12-18 and Sun 18.8 12-17 with the non-stop audio-visual exhibition ready for visitors.
Wednesday 14.8 at 19: Ashes. A multidisciplinary ensemble performance.
Thursday 15.8 from 17.30: Fragmentations – UtoUto shares the space with two other performances in Myymälä2 at the Night of Arts (UtoUto starts at ~19.30).
Friday 16.8 at 19: I’m not sorry. An open stage night for communal sharing. Fancy joining us? Check out the details >>>
Saturday 17.8 at 19: I ran out of fucks to give. 3 solos exploring an apologetic state of being and getting over it.
Sunday 18.8 between 12 and 17.00: Rituals and confessions. A continuous day long performance where the audience is invited to come any time they want and stay as long as they wish. Collective rituals and one-on-one performances.
Developed and produced by UtotUto and Laura Weber, with site-specific installations by Virpi Velin and Erika De Martino, in collaboration with Myymälä2.
About the artists
Erika De Martino
Based in Helsinki since 2006, Erika De Martino is a qualified architect and artist combining photography with installations. With photography she builds spaces. She explores new dynamics of the image perception and interaction by the observer in the space, with a site-specific approach.
Laura Weber is a sound artist and illustrator. As sound source, she uses found objects, field recordings and live electronics, which she often combines with her own video works. Her music is experimental and improvised in and for the moment – sometimes scratched and noisy, sometimes dense and droned. She collaborates with international ambient and noise artists, creates sound for physical theatre performances and is part of the Berlin-UK-based collective BLATT 3000.
Virpi Velin’s artistic work is driven by interest in matter, time and memory and the visual outcome is changing and evolving. Matter, human made and organic and the pulsating movement between living and non-living are the carrying themes. The artist chooses medium according to the idea and the work manifests through photography and in recent years also installation, movement and performance. Velin collaborates with artists from different fields of art. Keywords: still life, object, thing, bond, matter, fabric, identity, time, memory, body, humanity, self, transformation, earth, knowledge, scale, grid.
Supported by the City of Helsinki and Telepart.