Vapaan Taiteen Tila. Helsinki. 2022
HAM-gallery. Helsinki. 2023
Babymmalian is a feeding session where milk flows through the space and bodies, and sings. The two performers unite through fluid bonding, lactation and role play.
Babymmalian looks at the taboos around breastfeeding through human-animal-hybridity, and plays with both kink and old renaissance imagery of the baby and the feeder.
Working group: Anni Puolakka and Teo Ala-Ruona
Soundscape: Miša Skalskis
Dramaturgical support: Martta Jylhä
Sound technician: Linda Lazarov
Lights (in HAM): Kristian Palmu
Costume design (in HAM): Sini Saavala
Supported by: The Arts Promotion Centre Finland, The Finnish Cultural Foundation and Kone Foundation
Premiere: September 2022, ‘Parting With Return (You’re so Busy)’ at Vapaan Taiteen Tila, Helsinki
Commissioned by: The Focus Group