mari martin
Finland (citizenship) °1965
research interests: performance, collaboration, artistic processes, environment, senses, interaction, encountering, urban space, artistic research, ecology, artistic dialogue, anti-racism
affiliation: Visiting researcher in the Research Institute of the University of the Arts Helsinki



I am a theatre artist, live-artist and researcher, whose background is in theater, dance and art pedagogy. I have always worked in the performing arts in different positions, in different professional roles: as a director, an actor, a choreographer, a dancer, a teacher, a researcher. Of all this, I constantly filter my way of thinking about art and existence.


In 2014, I defended my dissertation (in the Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki) on an autobiographical performance. I am currently working as a visiting researcher at the University of the Arts Helsinki. In my post doc research project "Artistic Dialogue in the Urban Environment" I study the relationship of the human being to city spaces and the importance of art in that relationship.


Latest publication on artistic research:


(Coming in 2023:) An article about the materiality of the performance for the Nordic Theatre Research publication. (Accepted submission.)


Martin, Mari 2021. Aina uudesti syntyvä hetkellinen yhteisö. - Taiteilija-tutkijan tempoilu institutionaalisessa tutkimuskehyksessä. (An Ever-Re-Emerging Momentary Community - Struggle of the Artist-Researcher in the Institutional Research Framework.) In Lea Kantonen & Sari Karttunen (eds.) Yhteisötaiteen etiikka. Tilaa toiselle, arvoa arvaamattomalle. (The Ethics of Community Art - Space Another, Appreciation for the Unpredictable.) Taideyliopisto. (University of the Arts Helsinki.) (PDF) (Peer-reviewed research article in Finnish.)


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