Fluid Stages

The starting point of the concept for Fluid Stages curated by KOKIMO Art Collective, is an experience of the world as a scenographic landscape: as stage, as montage, as a series of scenes. By focusing one’s perception and sharpening the senses, the artworks included in the Finnish national exhibition enable a multisensory reading of various layers of existence.

Fluid Stages consists of an ongoing installation and KOKIMO’s site-sensitive Fluid Stages Performance (2019) inside the Industrial Palace and of seven independent performative artworks around Prague. You will find more information about Fluid Stages in the Finnish exhibition catalogue and at KOKIMO’s webpage.

KOKIMO: Kristian Ekholm, Markus Heino, Raisa Kilpeläinen, Viljami Lehtonen, Anna Murtola, Veera-Maija Murtola, Anna Pöllänen and Salla Salin


The Fluid Stages Satellites:
Acts of Care (2017–)
by Milla Martikainen, Kati Raatikainen, Petra Vehviläinen, Eero Erkamo, Sofia Simola

Mindscapes Landscapes (2017–)
by Alexander Salvesen, Eero Nieminen, Karoliina Kauhanen, Katriina Tavi and Pinja Poropudas
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Doubt (2019)
by Marja Uusitalo

Robot Loves: A Little Bit Closer (2019)
by Laura Sariola and Veikko Sariola

Sonic Presence of an Absent Choreography (2019)
by Anna Nykyri, Félix Blume, Veli Lehtovaara and Andrea Valencia

Suck My Chair (2019)
by Siru Kosonen, Hannah Maria Ouramo and Markus Lindén

World Space (2019)
by Kalle Rasinkangas

KOKIMO’s Fluid Stages is coordinated and supported by the Finnish OISTAT Centre.


Country/Region Finland

Presenting Organization Suomen OISTAT-keskus ry – The Finnish OISTAT Centre

Curator & Designer: KOKIMO Art Collective

Curatorial Team Kristian Ekholm, Markus Heino, Raisa Kilpeläinen, Viljami Lehtonen, Veera-Maija Murtola, Anna Pöllänen and Salla Salin

Team EXHIBITION CREW: Production: KOKIMO, Exhibition and Pop Up Producer: KOKIMO, KOKIMO Producer: Anna Murtola, Technical Producer: KOKIMO, Technical Manager / Prague: Jan Hons Šuškleb, Set Builders: Jyri Lahelma and Pasi Pakula, Graphic Design: Jani Pulkka, Photographer / Prague: Petri Tuohimaa, Exhibition Guides: KOKIMO and Vespa Laine, KOKIMO Assistants / Prague: Johanna Sulalampi and Topias Toppinen; FLUID STAGES PUBLICATION: Editor in Chief: Raisa Kilpeläinen / KOKIMO, Graphic Design: Jani Pulkka, Editorial Board: KOKIMO, Proofreader: Laura Viertola

Partners Grants for funding: The Arts Promotion Centre Finland, the Finnish Cultural Foundation, the Finnish OISTAT Centre, Frame Contemporary Art Finland, Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture Finland and the Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland; COOPERATION IN FINLAND: Aalto Studios / Kallio Stage, Aalto University, Pågå Oy, Sun Effects Oy, the Finnish OISTAT Centre and the University of the Arts Helsinki

photo KOKIMO