“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.