TWAH (=These Worlds Are Here)

July 4–August 2, 2019

Helsinki-based performance and visual artist Ana Teo Ala-Ruona will be in residence in Los Angeles for the month of July, producing a writing workshop, an exhibition and a performance. They are interested in generating new forms of collectivity, interdependence and futurities in artistic practice, while creating space for silenced, unheard or non-normative, queer and trans narratives and experiences. Drawing from techniques found in the fields of feminist pedagogy, contemporary performance and theater, activism, and literature, they create collaborative strategies for feminist speculative fiction in lived practice. Creating a context for collective sensitivities, affects and formations to perform, their work takes the form of speech performances, performative installations, workshops, a free school and various types of open events, often produced in partnership with fellow artists and working groups.