BODY, MEAT and SPIRIT – Perspectives to the Work of Sanna Kekäläinen

SIELU, RUUMIS ja LIHA – Näkökulmia Sanna Kekäläisen työhön /
BODY, MEAT and SPIRIT – Perspectives to the Work of Sanna Kekäläinen 

Bilingual book (Finnish & English) includes perspectives of six writers to the artistic work of Sanna Kekäläinen, its significance and meanings, and unique performance photos from previous years.  Written by researcher, Ph.D. Riikka Laakso, philosopher-writer, MSc Olli Ahlroos, researcher, MSc Maria Svanström, visual artist – author – director, Ph.D. Teemu Mäki, researcher, Ph.D.  Anu Laukkanen and director – writer – performer, MA Janne Saarakkala. 



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Riikka Laakso’s English-language article The naked stage of Sanna Kekäläinen was published in Springback Magazine in March 2018. The article is a based on Laakso’s text in the book, and it provides an in-depth yet condensed view into the art and methods of Sanna Kekäläinen.


Kekäläinen’s stage is loaded with wounding intellectual dynamite. Its power of explosion is directed towards the cruelty of capitalism, the perversions of the society of spectacle, towards gender as a disciplinary action or relations to otherness and the other – particularly when that ‘other’ is oneself. Kekäläinen is guilty of cutting the mainstream’s spectacular images into pieces, of exploding them, so that the silent and innocent knowledge residing under the image – in the body itself – can be revealed.


  • – Riikka Laakso, Springback Magazine



The naked stage of Sanna Kekäläinen