Asbestos Art Space. Helsinki. 2019
Human Resources. Los Angeles. 2019
Mad House Helsinki. 2019
Tehdasteatteri. Turku. 2020
“Ages ago, about exactly one week after having Nexplanon removed from the inner side of my left arm, under the skin, I felt how my shoulders widened.
Nexplanon is a birth control implant that releases progestin. It contains 68 mg of the active substance etonogestrel. Synthetic progestin mimics the actions of progesterone, a naturally occurring hormone.”
toxinosexofuturecummings is a bodyfiction about pleasurable sex on a polluted planet. It’s a speech performance of a body making itself with words.
In the performance sex is seen as an evolutionary and developmental process. It opens up a world in which materials and multispecies bodies infiltrate each other, giving and receiving pleasure. The world is thoroughly polluted, but possible, queer and trans.
toxinosexofuturecummings is a performance about an anticipatory and transformational state.
Duration: approximately 50 min.
Premiere: 2nd of March 2019, Asbestos Art Space, Helsinki.
Finnish documentation by Jaakko Pallasvuo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIe76N8XIgw&feature=youtu.be
Teo Ala-Ruona (text & speech)
Alvi Haapamäki (costume & mask)
Satu Kankkonen (sound design)
Even Minn (dramaturgy)
Production assistance: Saara Hannus
Promo photos: Nova Kaspia
Documentation: Jaakko Pallasvuo, Saara Autere
Featuring voice: Eeti Piiroinen
Work has been supported by Taike.