Credits: 1

Schedule: 10.09.2019 - 27.09.2019

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Liisa Ikonen

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation): 

Teacher in charge: Professor Liisa Ikonen  050-5771042

Course teachers: Performance Artist Gustaf Broms and Scenographer Titta Vilhunen

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Details on the course content (applies in this implementation): 

During this
3 week workshop we explore relationship between body, mind, time and space. Through
a series of practical exercises we aim to untangle rigid structures of mind and
examine how body affects perception of time and space. References will be from life
and art, as a foundation for exploring how we perceive the world, and give


Habits of
mind taint perception?

Through exercises
we build a foundation with the aim to move away from words and establish a more
direct relationship to experience and perception. Focus on mind and senses in
relation to time and space.


In a
perforated reality where does communication start?

Contrast to
the first weeks focus on the internal experience of perception, this week will
focus on the relationship to the external.

We will
continue practical movements and reflect on these experiences in relation to
the outside world. We will develop a work as a response to our findings.


We will
further develop a work to be presented as an action/situation/gesture. With the
understanding of action as communication before word based language became a
central to our thinking process. We will explore the potential for learning
through communication with non human receiver. We will examine action as
intervention in public space, the possibilities for communication in unexpected


Elaboration of the evaluation criteria and methods, and acquainting students with the evaluation (applies in this implementation): 

will be pass/fail based on attendance and active participation in discussions,
individual  presentation and critical
reflection of project.

Additional information for the course (applies in this implementation): 

 pre-materials : 

Braidotti talk: 

Haraway talk:

  Articles on
"Perforated realities":

 The pronoun
‘I’ is becoming obsolete

"Hidden life of Trees"



Details on the schedule (applies in this implementation): 

R029/377 Atelje, Otakaari 7

Week 37.
From Tuesday 10.9 to Friday 13.9
/ Tuesday -
Thursday from 9.15-17-00
/ Friday
independent study

Wednesday at
9.15 -12.00 Gustaf Broms lecture as part of the

Scenography, Production and Costume Design Lectures is included also in the course Special Areas of Scenography TIME-SPACE-SENSES

11.9.2019 at 9.15 in R028/R107

"How to
justify making work in time of crises?

With my own process as a starting point, I will
examine the role of expression, as a tool to encourage a shift in human

Week 38.
From Tuesday 17.9 to Friday 20.9
/ Tuesday - Thursday from 9.15 - 17.00 / Friday independent study

This week
will be led by Titta Vilhunen and will be a combination of practical exercise, self
study. We begin preparation for presentation of own work.

Week 39.
From Tuesday 24.9 to Friday 27.9
/ Tuesday independent study / Wednesday - Friday from 9.15 - 17.00


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