In conjunction with TWAH(=These Worlds Are Here), Ana Teo Ala-Ruona produced a limited edition fundraiser publication featuring an interview with the artist, contributions by TWAH workshop participants Angi Brzycki, Jessica Fee, Prima Jalichandra-Sakuntabhai, R. Kauff, Arin Krausz, Julia Mande, Renée Reizman, Bridgid Ryan, Daviel Shy, Soffia Stiassni, Kristof Trakal, Annabel Turrado, Udita Upadhyaya and a custom risograph cover designed by Anni Puolakka.
For the TWAH writing workshop at NAVEL, Ala-Ruona invited trans-, non-binary, queer people and women to come together for thinking, dreaming and writing together about possible futures and worlds to come. The aim was to look for pleasure and enjoyment in writing as tools for naming and exploring the endless multiplicity, fluidity and transformation of needs, sexuality and gender, gaining autonomy and creating queer futures.
Ana Teo Ala-Ruona is a performance and visual artist and educator based in Helsinki. 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. https://anateoalaruona.net