Radio station: YLE , FINNISH BROADCASTING COMPANY, RADIO 1
Venue/s of the event: live event in Radio studio
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.