Maria Rutanen
                                   choreography performance research


“MY BODY’S OCEAN” is a research project on water and fluids, which attach us to our environment. Through bodies of water, research approaches inter-species relations and, in particular, the embodiment of marine mammals. It looks at the water element, marine life, ocean disasters, and noise pollution as a shared experience, as we all come from a source of water. The work examines empathic experiences of bodies and how, through empathy, bodily practices, and imagination, we can embody non-human beings, allowing us to navigate our existence as part of an ecosystem in different ways.

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MOTHER is a poetic short film about escapism as an act of destruction and care. The mother manifests as nature, spirit, and motherhood, who destroys and heals, and which is destroyed and preserved.

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Supported by Arts Promotion Centre Finland