2013 / 19:00 – 19:20 [gmt] YLE / Live from Helsinki

SPOTLIGHT

Radio station:                              YLE , FINNISH BROADCASTING COMPANY, RADIO 1
Venue/s of the event:                  live event in Radio studio
Links:                                             http://marjaviitahuhta.daportfolio.com/
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a performance and text written by Marja Viitahuhta (2012)

Sound: Pentti Männikkö
Producer: Soila Valkama

SPOTLIGHT is a minimalistic performance based on a playful approach towards textual structure. The performance is based on a text, where the performer describes the performance itself. Thus the performance becomes an experimental analysis of conventional conditions of performance. At the same time the performance is a demonstration of the core aspects of performance.

Several versions of the performance have been made. A new one will be created for Art’s birthday.

She stands in a spotlight, the rest of the room is dark…

Marja Viitahuhta (née Mikkonen, b. 1979) graduated with a degree in performing arts from the Turku Arts Academy in 2003 and from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 2007. Viitahuhta is a versatile and interdisciplinary artist whose works include everything from short films and videos to performance art, photography and installations. Viitahuhta lives in Helsinki and is a mother of a little boy.

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