WORKSHOP with Liina Kuittinen: Blowing because mouth knows how to blow and makes a sound for ears to hear

Saturday / Sep 21 / 19
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

TMAC (Toronto Media Arts Centre)
36 Lisgar Street, Toronto
Liina Kuittinen

Blowing because mouth knows how to blow and makes a sound for ears to hear

WORKSHOP with Liina Kuittinen

[Liina Kuittinen, Organ of Repetition. Photo by: Antti Ahonen]

I consider my artistic practice as minor scale resistance to the dominance of language. For example, it is difficult to say anything new about blowing, without blowing; whereas every blow is different from the previous. My performance practice evolves from the physicality of being and action. The body and its habits are my main material. 

This workshop is, in itself, an experiment in process sharing, modest but direct. During the 2-hours participants will spend together, Liina will expose the process of creation behind the performance work presented at FADO the previous night on September 20 and using this as the starting point, will suggest a series of practical experiments that participants will elaborate on together.

DETAILS of the workshop

  • This workshop is offered free of charge.
  • The space that the workshop is offered in is accessible. More INFO here.
  • The maximum number of participants is 15.
  • The workshop will be offered in English. You will be asked to participate in various exercises which may involve movement and voice.
  • It is not necessary to have previous experience in performance-making to take part; however it is highly recommended that participants attend Liina’s performance on September 20th as a precursor to the workshop (see below).

REGISTER: If you would like to participate in the workshop, please email: info@performanceart.ca


International Visiting Artists: Liina Kuittinen
Presented in collaboration with VIVA! Art Action

Friday, September 20 @ 8:00pm
TMAC (Toronto Media Arts Centre), 36 Lisgar Street, FREE

A new performance by Liina Kuittinen will be presented on the same evening with a performance by Marita Bullmann (Germany) and Ignacio Pérez Pérez (Venezuela/Finland).

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+ International Visiting Artists: Liina Kuittinen (Finland)
+ International Visiting Artists: Marita Bullmann (Germany)
+ International Visiting Artists: Ignacio Perez Perez (Venezuela/Finland)
+ International Visiting Artists (Talks): Marita Bullmann and Ignacio Perez Perez