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Worldbuilding with ritual objects - a talk by Hanna Tuulikki

Hanna will look at the role costume and props play in her multidisciplinary work, exploring ritual, worldbuilding, and mimesis as practices of becoming-with the more-than-human. 


Hanna Tuulikki is a British-Finnish artist, composer and performer based in Scotland, who specialises in working with voice and movement to tell 'stories' about reworlding in times of biospheric crisis. Her practice spans vocal composition, choreography, costume, and visual score drawing, within performance, sound, moving image and installation. With a largely place-responsive process, she considers how bodily relationships and folk histories are encoded within specific places, often drawing on embodied vernacular knowledges, in particular practices of vocal and gestural 'mimesis' of the more-than-human, to offer alternative approaches to making kin. Most recently, her work has engaged directly with urgent questions around the psychology of the climate emergency and biodiversity loss, and how to meet and process complex emotions that come with ecological awareness. 

Selected recent commissions, exhibitions and performances include Glasgow Cathedral with Historic Environment Scotland and Arts&Heritage (2023), Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane (2023), National Galleries of Scotland: Modern One (2021-23), British Art Show 9 (2021-22), Hospitalfield, Arbroath (2022), Biennale of Sydney (2022), Helsinki Biennial (2021) and Take Me Somewhere festival, Tramway, Glasgow (2021).

She was Magnetic North Theatre’s first Artist Attachment supported by Jerwood Arts (2017-19) and shortlisted for the Max Mara Art Prize for Women (2020). She was a finalist in the Arts Foundation Music for Change Award (2022), won a Scottish Award for New Music in Sonic Arts (2017), and was twice shortlisted for a British Composer Award (2015, 2017).




Wed, 26th - Wed, 26th Jun 2024


19:00 - 20:00





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