maatua / decay is an audio-visual-corporeal work-in-process delving into the themes of de-composing, the cycle of matter and the complex interrelations, knots and entanglements of every thing.
The performance locates itself at the meeting point of life and death, a liminal and cyclical space in which both are ever-present. What is left of our bodies, where and who is it left in?
care - porous borders - weaving - sympoiesis - reciprocity - planetary responsibility
We are a multidisciplinary artistic working group, comprised of artists from various fields and practices. At the moment, our group is formed of five members: movement practitioners, and choreographers Kardo Shiwan (we) and Wilhelmina Ojanen (she/her), actor and performer Samuel Kujala (he/him), as well as visual, spatial and sound artists Veera Kauhanen, and Elsa Heikkilä (they/them).
Through our work, we explore the ways in which through interdisciplinary collaboration we can address topics that feel important to us at this moment in time. By combining our different expertise and experiences we hope to cultivate an environment where we can have theoretical, corporeal and performative discussions and provide the audience with an experience that resonates with their lived experience. In our practise, we work with choreography and the body, soundscapes assemblage, as well as living and non-living matter.
Working group: Kardo Shiwan, Wilhelmina Ojanen, Samuel Kujala, Veera Kauhanen, Elsa Heikkilä
Soundscape for the trailer: Elsa Heikkilä
Videography and edit: Vilma Rimpelä