Diva Vulva

photo: Lilja Lehmuskallio

DIVA VULVA – Body as a Symbol of Capitalism
Finland in 2015 lives in the middle of a capitalistic spectacle.
This spectacle is also an environment of power. Power produces images and lives in these images.
Money produces money and images create more images.
Together they produce bodies, how to recognize, live and represent bodies.
Does democracy actualize for everyone: women, immigrants, gender and sexual minorities, marginalized, disabled?
Power is gendered.
The gender of power is heteronormativity.
“Capitalism intervenes the body and molds it: with pleasure.
Are pleasure and consumption just secular things, which will bring an end to the transcendental beliefs?
Pleasure and consumption remind a religious mystery, a transcendental principe, the mystery church for centuries transmitted to people, telling what is this world and this reality they live in.
The transition of pleasure and consumption into lifestyle didn’t leave the locus of the transcendental principal empty.
Now the principal of pleasure and spectacle is in that locus.
It tells people what is the world they live in, what are its meanings, what a person should seek after in life and what is his reality.” – Sanna Kekäläinen.

Script, text, choreography and space: Sanna Kekäläinen
Performance: Sanna Kekäläinen and Satu Rekola
Production management, graphic design: Lilja Lehmuskallio
Publicist: Aino Järvi-Eskola
Production: K&C Kekäläinen & Company

– JERK OFF Festival, Paris, France, September 2015
– Alone in the Rain -Festival, Joensuu, Finland, October 2015
On Wednesday’s after performances K&C organizes three discussions ‘Body as a Symbol of Capitalism‘ (in Finnish) and an artist meeting with Sanna Kekäläinen.
22.4. Researcher in gender studies and dance Anu Laukkanen
29.4. Meet the artist with Sanna Kekäläinen
6.5. Researcher in gender and political studies Maria Svanström & queer-researcher Antu Sorainen
13.5. visual artist Teemu Mäki

photo: Lilja Lehmuskallio

18.4.2015 19:00
Physical Art Theatre, Cable Factory, Tallberginkatu 1 C 4th floor

22.4. 19:00 (Speaker Anu Laukkanen)
25.4. 19:00
29.4. 19:00 (Artist meeting Sanna Kekäläinen)
6.5. 19:00 (Speakers Maria Svanström & Antu Sorainen)
9.5. 19:00
13.5. 19:00 (Speaker Teemu Mäki)
16.5. 19:00