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MAI ENDO (b. 1984) is a Japanese artist and actor based in Tokyo. She studied under Prof. Marina Gržinić at the Academy of Fine Arts as an exchange student in 2018, and currently is a doctoral student at Tokyo University of the Arts. Her recent exhibitions include Listen to Her Song (Tokyo University of the Arts2020), New Cristal Palace (Vou, Kyoto / Talion Gallery, Tokyo, 2020), When It Waxes and Wanes (Vienna, 2020), I Am Not a Feminist! (Goethe-Institut Tokyo, 2017) and MOT Annual 2016: Loose Lips Save Ships (Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, 2016). She performed in Yuki Kobayashi: Stilllive (Goethe-Institut Tokyo, 2019) and YUBIWA Hotel: George Bataille's Bathrobe (naebono art studio, Sapporo/BUoY, Tokyo, 2019). Her essays include “the Shaggy Mountain” (Houki to Kumo, 2020). In 2018, she lauched the queer art zine Multiple Spirits together with curator and researcher Mika Maruyama.

MARC SALICRÚ (1993) is a polyphonic scenographer. Set and light designer and musician from Mataró (South Barcelona). Resident artist in Can Xalant, Centre for the Creation of Visual Arts and Contemporary Thought (2009-2013). Graduated in scenography in the High School of Dramatic Art in Barcelona (ESAD. Institut del Teatre, 2015). Selected to participe in the Young Event World Artists (WEYA 2019) in the 2012 London cultural Olympics games. Musician in The Free Fall Band (El Segell del Primavera Sound) and founder and co-director of VVAA collective.

His work investigates the creation of space-time bubbles with an aesthetic need for the epic, where spectators, volunteers or not, immerse themselves to abstract into murky realities that create interference in their daily experiences and expectations, affecting an attempt to find themselves in the gaze of the others and get lost in chaos. Inside and outside the theater: the invisible space.


Title of the work for Pandemia Mundi:

Is it you or me? Campaign interferences

(Marc Salicrú, 2020)

VINCENT ROUMAGNAC is a French-Basque theatre artist and researcher, living-working in Finland/France. His work materializes through installations, performances, and videoscenic acts. Interested in the way the notion and the practice of the “stage” evolve through climate-morphing and techno-conditioning, Roumagnac plays obliquely with memories of western theatrical representation, architecture, and literature, that are displaced in a movement of ecodramaturgical transition of scenic thinking and imaginary. Since 2010 he collaborates with Finnish choreographer Simo Kellokumpu and since 2012 with French visual artist Aurélie Pétrel. From 2016 to 2018 he co-directs the weSANK research platform with the architect-researcher Emmanuelle Chiappone-Piriou and in 2019 he launches with Outi Condit and Simo Kellokumpu the artistic research cluster Q̶͈̬̿͝l̴̛̬̝̒o̵̰̍̔ǘ̴̼ḓ̷̟̓̅s̷̻̦̆Q̸̠̿͒u̷͓͚͊̽A̸̛̘͝r̷̖͈̀͝ṭ̶̏͘z̶̩̩͛. In 2020, Roumagnac completes a Doctorate in Arts at the Performing Arts Research Centre (Uniarts Helsinki) based on his artistic research project Reacclimating the Stage. Thereafter, he initiates a post-doctoral project titled Data Ocean Theatre (D.O.T.). 


HANNA AHTI is a Helsinki based freelance dancer, performer, choreographer and poet. At the moment she’s interested in leaning, simmering, dwelling and evading as choreographic nuances, ways of being (on stage), beginnings of dance as well as poetic textures. 


CARL LAVERY is Professor of Theatre and Performance and is currently writing a book on Interrogating the Human; Believing in the Earth.

SIMON WHITEHEAD is a movement artist who has been based in rural Wales for the last 27 years and works internationally. Simon's works respond to circumstance through movement and image and may manifest as solo actions or social choreographies, often working in correspondence with the public, artists, animals and places. He is currently beginning his second year of an AHRC funded practice led PhD based in the Department of Theatre at Glasgow University. 


LEE HASSALL is a visual artist whose work is informed by a cross disciplinary interest in performance, politics, drawing, moving image, text and aesthetics. He has exhibited d widely in Italy, Australia, US, China, Japan, London and Glasgow. He is an AHRC funded doctoral researcher at The University of Glasgow.

Pandemia Mundi: Stages of Epidemics


MAIJU LOUKOLA is a spatial artist and scenographer, and a postdoc researcher at Aalto ARTS. In her artistic research practice she often links installations, urban space and elements of everydayness with certain aesthetic-political premise, performative angle and a peripheral viewpoint. Maiju teaches, presents and method-experiements regularly. She likes to talk with her imaginary dog Kerttu.

CAROLINA E. SANTO is a scenographer and independent researcher based in Paris, France. She has designed sets and costumes for theatre and opera productions in Portugal, France and Switzerland. She holds a master’s degree in scenography from the Zürich University of the Arts and a Ph.D in Philosophy from the University of Vienna. Her current work includes scenography installations, walking performances and site-specific performances. Addressing scenography from a philosophical point of view has redefined her work as Geoscenography. www.carolinaesanto.info

IGNACIO DE ANTONIO ANTÓN - Architect by ETSAM-UPM, Madrid; Master in Performance Studies —NYU, with a Fulbright fellowship, and Master in Practice Scenic and Visual Culture - UCLM / MNCARS. Nowadays - is a PhD candidate in the field of Performance Studies in the Group of Research Artea.

The processes he develops are practices based on research, focused in critical spatial practices. His works have a focus on modes and production conditions and representation in art. His latest research is choreographic dispositifs around states of exception that can be built from the meeting and dance.
Scenic creator and researcher, he proposes contexts of research from practice critical space. Dance as a strategy to suspend the conditions that govern us, to produce ephemeral communities, or glimpse other modes of being. Hybrid is his practice artistic with teaching and research in various study programs like the Master in Communication Advanced and Architecture - UPM or the Master in Scenic Practice - MNCARS / UCLM. His investigations have been materialized in pieces in exhibitions and residencies visual arts: El Ranchito (2015), Young Art Award City of Gijón (2015), Solo Show- Casa Antillón (Madrid).2019), Making Futures (UdK Berlin 2019) or the National Art Salon of Bogotá (2019). 
He has presented pieces and conferences in places like Emily Harvey Foundation, Leal Lav, Teatro Pradillo, Matadero, Madrid, Hangar, La Casa Encendida and Centro de Arte 2 de Mayo.


is a newly launched platform influenced by the concept of Decentralized Choreography. The implication of this term is that the choreographic event unfolds in multiple sites simultaneously none of which are more important than the others. The event then becomes a complex web of emergences, interactions and non-interaction all of which are, perforce, unexpected.The IIR is based on an infrastructure that makes itself available for these unexpected appearances. As such Decentralized Choreography is not only a concept that inspires choreographic thinking on stage, but under the IIR it offers new perspectives on dramaturgy, production, spectatorship, curation a.o.

The IIR is developed under artistic direction of the Danish choreographers Ida-Elisabeth Larsen and Marie-Louise Stentebjerg (two-women-machine-show) as well as the British text writer and actor Jonathan Bonnici. The three have worked together since 2014, and their previous works TRANS- (2015) and ALITY (2018) have toured in both Europe and Asia. The IIR supports their shared artistic research and the multiple strands of output it sets in motion. The IIR is supported by the Danish Arts Foundation.



Conception: Institute of Interconnected Realities

Text: Jonathan Bonnici

Mixing: S. Rieser

Video edit: Jeffrey Scott Stratton


Thank you: Husets Teater

CHARLOTTA RUTH plays with time and perception inside choreography, game-design and arts-based research. She works with a media independent but site and context-specific approach ranging between stage, gallery, public space, institutional in-between spaces and online. Her work has been co-produced and presented by for instance Tanzquartier, WUK, Brut, Brunnenpassage, City Games Vienna, MDT, Dansens Hus, Moderna Museet Stockholm and she is currently working at the University of Applied Arts Vienna inside the artistic research project Neuromatic Game Art led by Media and Game Artist Margarete Jahrmann. Ruth regularly teaches and gives lectures at for instance Tanzquartier Vienna, Uniarts Stockholm, Zürcher Hochschule der Künste. Ruth graduated from the Royal Swedish Ballet school, holds a MFA in choreography from DOCH/Uniarts Stockholm and is a PhD student in Artistic Research at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna, researching choreographic contingencies for on- and offline situations.



ELINA PIRINEN is Helsinki based choreographer, dancer, singer-songwriter-musician and lyricist. She works closely and passionately around feministic psychodynamics, intimacy, subjective and intersubjective emancipatory dance and corporeality, peculiar and romantic language together with doomy, experimental and symphonic aural architectures. Side by stage works she makes music with art rock ensemble Al2Be2.


Her little etydian proposal for Pandemia Mundi is recorded with a broken iphone and Yamaha stage electric organ in a dark living room.  It consists of colors she will continue working with in her next artistic acts. The base of the poem heard in the video is overwritten to Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance graduating students' co-writings with Pirinen in their latest creation The Kitten Show premiered in Josef Eckhart Theatre Salzburg on the 29th of October 2020 three days before the II lockdown of Austria started. Pandemia Mundi series opened a new possibility to experiment with the lyrics further in a new "lonely living room situation" in Helsinki in December 2020.



Born and raised in Zimbabwe, Stacey Sacks studied Performance and Social Anthropology at the University of Cape Town and later completed the MA program ‘A Year of Physical Comedy’ at the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Art in 2012. Sacks is co-author of  The Clown Manifesto  (Oberon/Bloomsbury, 2015) and recently completed a PhD in Performative and Media Based Practices at Stockholm University of the Arts. The PhD is entitled This Untethered Buffoon or the Trickster in Everything. Fragmented texts collectively entitled SQUIRM (the book, 2020) as well as films emerging from this exploration are freely available online on the Research Catalogue:




HORACIO BANEGA - Ph.D. (Philosophy UBA), M.A. (Sociology Flacso) - is a Professor and a Researcher in FFyL-UBA, UNQuilmes, UNLitoral (Santa Fe). His research is focused on Early Phenomenology, Performative Arts, Philosophy of Social Sciences. He used to write plays. Then he engaged in directing theatre, and it happened that he became a performer and an actor in the last five years. He is currently focusing on video art. more

EDUARDO SAFIGUEROA is a filmmaker, cinematographer, light designer, and theatre consultant. He has directed documentaries and has been a cinematographer for advertising and documentaries. He has designed the lighting for almost one hundred theatre plays, dance, circus, and music shows, and advised many visual artists on lighting their works and shows. Additionally, he designs light for homes, offices, malls, restaurants, and other spaces. He has been a theatre consultant for an important number of venues. He teaches as a Professor in TV, theatre, and digital art institutions. http://safigueroa.com.ar

SIMO KELLOKUMPU is a Finnish choreographer and researcher based in Helsinki. Simo completed his Doctorate of Arts in 2019 in the Performing Arts Research Centre, Theatre Academy Helsinki (Uniarts) based on his artistic research project Choreography as Reading Practice. Kellokumpu’s artworks examine the choreographic relations between corporeality and materiality in various scales and contexts. Simo’s work operates in the entanglement of contemporary speculative fiction, interplanetary culture, and queer(ing) spaceCurrently Simo is working on a post.doctoral artistic research project titled xeno/exo/astro/choreoreadings. Kellokumpu is also a visiting researcher in the Performing Arts Research Centre in the Theatre Academy in the Uniarts Helsinki and a founding member of the Q̶͈̬̿͝l̴̛̬̝̒o̵̰̍̔ǘ̴̼ḓ̷̟̓̅s̷̻̦̆Q̸̠̿͒u̷͓͚͊̽A̸̛̘͝r̷̖͈̀͝ṭ̶̏͘z̶̩̩͛ -research cluster with artists and researchers Outi Condit and Vincent Roumagnac.