2023: VOID

Cover image with date and venue information: 23-25 August 2023, Sibelius Museum, Turku, Finland.

ABOAGORA Void was the culmination of the five-year thematic plan “The Five Rings” (2019–2023). Details on each performance/session available by clicking the title.

TUESDAY, 22 AUGUST

20:00–21:00     KICK-OFF CONCERT

Void Iteration – If I Close My Eyes, Do I Hear?

Artturi Elovirta, Tuuli Lempa, Ulf Långbacka, Teemu Mastovaara

WEDNESDAY, 23 AUGUST

09:45–10:15     SIGNING IN

10:15–10:45     OPENING CEREMONY

Opening Remarks

Concert: Leere

E-Musikgruppe Lux Ohr feat. Lau Nau

10:45–11:15      COFFEE

11:15–12:15      PERFORMATIVE SESSION

Emptiness – Form, Control, Liberation

Annamari Konttinen, Lasse Lehtonen, Tuomas Martikainen, Petteri Silenius

12:15–13:00      PERFORMANCE

Katori Shinto Ryu Demonstration: The Silent Sword – Reflection of Void

Turku Aikikai

13:00–14:00     LUNCH BREAK

14:00–15:30      PERFORMATIVE SESSIONS

Sense and Absence

Elmira Zahra Jahanshah Rad, Camila Rosa, Kari Yli-Annala

Charting the Void

Shruti Jain, Zoë Robertson, Laura M. Saari

15:40–18:35       SENSORY EXCURSION [to Saaronniemi beach, Ruissalo]

Regenerative Void, and What Floats to the Shores

Riikka Armanto, Kirsikka Paakkinen, Kenneth Siren, Heini Uusisilta-Immonen

19:00–20:30     AGORA

On Touching the Stranger Within – The Alterity that Therefore I Am

Karen Barad

THURSDAY, 24 AUGUST

10:15–11:45      AGORA

The Way of the Unexpected – The Poetics of Being and Non-being in Early Greek Philosophy

Hans Ruin

11:45–13:15      LUNCH BREAK

13:15–14:45     PERFORMATIVE SESSION

Edges of Knowing

Aboagora Pre-symposium participants: Taru Elfving, Ida Grönroos, Aditya Jeevannavar, Sanna Lehtinen, Carlos Lesmes, Saara Mildeberg, Sanna Ryynänen, Alizée Ville, Nina Vurdelja

14:45–15:15     COFFEE

15:15–16:45      PERFORMATIVE SESSION

Close the Borders!

Anu Almagro, Volodymyr Andrushchak, Eero Erkamo, Fiikka Forsman, Kari Kallioniemi, Jaana Kurttila, Kimi Kärki, Petri Kuljuntausta, Turku Synth Club Opera Orchestra (TSO)

19:00–20:00       CONCERT [at the Turku Cathedral]

Void

Ensemble MMXX (Marika Kivinen, Mats Lillhannus, Kristoffer Malm, Maikki Säikkä)

FRIDAY, 25 AUGUST

08:15–10:00     WORKSHOP

The magic of the blank page / Tyhjän paperin lumo / Den tomma sidans förtrollning

Emilia Karjula

10:15–11:45      PERFORMATIVE SESSION

Studying the Void

Timo Lähivaara, Christof Pearce, Anna Törnroos-Remes

11:45–13:15      Lunch break

13:15–14:15      AGORA

Extinction Voids: Visualizing the Relational Holes Created by Species Loss

Dolly Jørgensen

14:30–15:30     PERFORMATIVE SESSION

Creativity in the Era of AI

Jari Björne, Johanna Hautala, Maria Lindeman, Tomi Paijo, Roosa Wingström

15:30–16:00      COFFEE

16:00–17:20      THEATRE

Selfportrait – Dreams of the Life and Art of Ellen Thesleff

Anu Almagro, Johanna Jauhiainen, Jaana Kurttila, Pauli Lyytinen, Janne Teivainen, Hanna-Reetta Schreck

17:30–19:00      CLOSING RECEPTION


INTERACTIVE INSTALLATIONS:

Void Setup – When You Move, What Do You See?

Teemu Mastovaara (cello, interactive electronics), Tuuli Lempa (piano, live electronics), Ulf Långbacka (Composer, electronics), Artturi Elovirta (Media Composer)

Whispering Ink: Echoes of Zen

Tomi Paijo (Digital Artist), Maria Lindeman (Performance Artist)

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