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Annette Arlander

Field Doctor of Arts (Theatre and Drama), University of the Arts Helsinki, Theatre Academy

Room 149

Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies
P.O. Box 4
FIN-00014 University of Helsinki

Tel +358-(0)2941  21731
Email annette.arlander (AT) helsinki.fi


Research interests

  • Artistic research
  • Performance studies
  • Performance-as-research
  • See also

Current research

Performing with Plants

To perform and co-operate with plants and especially trees is an artistic research project, which develops and specifies the question How to perform landscape today? The question is not rhetorical; our relationship to the environment has dramatically changed due to global warming and other more or less manmade disasters and demands new approaches. A post humanist and new materialist perspective prompts us to consider how the surrounding world consists of creatures, life forms and material phenomena with varying degrees of volition, needs and agency, which we depend on and constantly intra-act with. What forms of action, of performing could be relevant in this situation? One possibility is to approach individual elements in a landscape, such as specific trees, and explore what can be done together with them, for instance how to perform for camera together. This is where Annette Arlander begins, but what happens next? Follow the documentation of the project via the website:

Performing with Plants