Tuija Kokkonen is a director and writer (MA) based in Helsinki, Finland. Since 1996 she has worked on a series of site-specific ‘memo performances’, as the director and the artistic director of Maus&Orlovski, an ever-changing performance collective of artists from various fields. The memos are explorations on relationships between performance, nature and time. They chart terrains between genres of art, between species; terrains where aesthetics, ethics and politics are inseparable.
Her current (since 2006) doctoral research project at the Theatre Academy of Finland is titled ‘The potential nature of performance. The relationship to nonhuman in the performance event from the perspective of duration and potentiality’. The work incorporates a new series of performances called Memos of Time. www.tuijakokkonen.fi