JOHANNA NUUTINEN : ME durational installation
Johanna Nuutinen´s durational work ME selected as part of the international DIGITAL BODY EXHIBITION in Bucharest, Romania
ME is a durational performance for video, sound and person about an encounter in the context of a performance designed for a contemporary museum space. It challenges the audience to meet the unexpected, face their preconceptions and the performer to unlock her mental and physical boundaries through the continuos movement. ME offers a journey into the magical world of the renowned abstract dance film and surprises the public with the poetic yet strong physicality and touch.
The concept includes the internationally acclaimed short dance film ME- Story of a Performance and a durational performance built around it.
ME dives into the inner and outer worlds of a performance from four different viewpoints: how the dancer imagines the performance, how the spectator experiences it, how it can be seen from an objective point of view as a graphic code and how the dancer encounters their audience. Through these different stages a new interpretation for a different world is born – a performance that sucks both the performer and the spectator into the journey of the performance.
ME – English: Me, Finnish: Us, Japanese: Eye.
ME installation concept and performance: Johanna Nuutinen
ME – Story of a Performance short dance film:
Script: Jopsu and Timo Ramu/ MUSUTA Ltd.
Director: Jopsu Ramu
Choreography and performance: Johanna Nuutinen
DOP: Mark Stubbs
Original score: Jukka Backlund
Styling: Minttu Vesala
Producer: Directors Guild Helsinki
Partners: Finnish Cultural Foundation, Directors Guild Oy, Musuta Ltd.