Karoliina Loimaala & working group: ÖLJEKT

Contemporary dance

Ö L J E K T calls forward oil, our partner from underground, invites it to share the stage taking the lead on humans, dance as the other half of a synergetic relation. The performance is an oil poesy, an ode to oil, our companion of billions of years of age, that is nearly finished.

Dance piece Ö L J E K T takes a deep look into the event of how to oil (to blush, to alienate, to…?) We observe, how an emotional, affective body receives crude oil, bitumen, and gasoline; filtrates them into this body for them to become an irredeemable part of oneself. We become oiljects – hybrids of humans and oil. Aren´t we already there? Oil is power, money, fast cars, concrete under the feet, lip balm on a cold winter´s day. We flirt with the human´s relationship with oil and observe the emerging ways of this new symbiotic being.
Ö L J E K T calls forward oil, our partner from underground, invites it to share the stage taking the lead on humans, dance as the other half of a synergetic relation. The performance is an oil poesy, an ode to oil, our companion of billions of years of age, that is nearly finished.

Working group:
Performance: Krista-Julia Arppo, Anni Kaila, Karoliina Loimaala
Choreography: Karoliina Loimaala together with the performers
Light design: Sofia Palillo
Sound Design: Atte Kantonen
Spatial design: Teija Turtio
Producer: Heidi Hattunen
Supported by: Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Finnish Cultural Institute, Kera-kollektiivi, Kera halls, Space for Free Arts
Picture: Jo Hislop
Duration: 1h
Special thanks to: Alina Pajula, Maya Oliva, Gianpaolo Basilicó, Panu Isoaho, Jo Hislop, Viivi Kilkki

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Vilhonvuorenkuja 15-16 00500 Helsinki, Helsinki

17.6.2022

19:00

18.6.2022

19:00