Leena Kela is a performance artist, artistic director of the New Performance Turku Festival, a director of the Saari Residence and doctoral candidate at the University of the Arts Helsinki. In her works and research she explores dialogue between corporeality and materiality in performance art. She makes performances and videos that play with and twist our relationship with everyday objects and phenomena and pose questions to our worldview. She has presented her performances internationally in performance art festivals, events and exhibitions in every continent except Antarctica. www.leenakela.com
Space Here We Come
Just a little before he died, theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking warned that we only have hundred years left on Earth. In order to save human species we need to get ready to colonize another planet. Our time here is coming to an end. In the performance I invite the audience to imagine the greatest ever departure.