UKIYO-E (2004) is a live recording of one of SOLU's videoprocessing sessions made with max/msp/nato.The sound track is cprec from Richard Devine, an Atlanta based experimental musician. The name of the piece, UKIYO-E, is a japanese term translated as "prints from the floating worlds", which in the ancient times referred to the worlds between, "out of reality" as for example the world of geishas. The images of the people were shot in New York just before the Iraq war started, there are also landscapes from Japan, Sarajevo and Barcelona, all covered with "post-nuclear" noise.
IX (2008) is a collaborative performance between Mia Makela, Kate Pendry and Hildur Gudnadottir. The premiere took place in Fylkingen, Stockholm in June 2008. The performance which resembles meditative ritual consists of nine prophecies.
The performance has received funding from NORDIC CULTURE POINT, LARM and ARTS COUNCIL OF FINLAND.
Kaamos (2007-08) is a journey into the heart of darkness.
Kaamos is a finnish term for the darkest period of the year in the north, when the light turns into shades of grey and sun is a rare visitor. Two women travel to a spring in the middle of the forest. This spring is known for its magical healing powers, that can cure from blindness. On their return it becomes obvious that the way back home is not what it used to be ...