EVERYDAY IS HOLIDAY // HIAP RESIDENCY // SPRING 2020 VOL.1
THIS PROJECT WAS CREATED IN THE DARKEST COVID TIMES IN HELSINKI SPRING 2020.
WE WERE SEALED IN OUR BOXES. LUCKILY MY BOX WAS BIG ENOUGH. I STAYED IN A BIG ART RESIDENCY RUN BY ONE OF THE MOST CONSIDERABLE ART INSTITUTIONS OF FINLAND – HIAP.
EVERY MONTH I MADE A CHALLENGE TO MYSELF. IN MAY I WAS MAKING THE PROJECT EVERYDAY IS HOLIDAY. EVERYDAY I LOOKED THROUGH THE CALENDAR AND TOOK THE DATE THAT WAS SOMEHOW IN TOUCH WITH ME. EVERY DAY I PUBLISHED THE VIDEO IN MY SOCIAL MEDIA.
International performance, visual and sound artist Josef Ka blends richly varied influences – everything from Butoh dance to cinematic theory – with her decades of nomadic world travel to create bold, highly personal site-specific art.
Josef Ka’s themes range from investigating the place of the human body in contemporary reality to exploring the inner body as a representative system of our human and post human kind.
Her artistic practice often actively invites the audience inside a sort of private reverie, making it is a deeply participatory one; she actively engages with both her audiences and with a wide diversity of other experimental artists.
In addition to her own work, Josef Ka curates a regular series of events and exhibitions at her Helsinki underground space – Sauna Gallery – and teaches classes on the theory and practice of performance art. She is also the inventor of the WORST THEATRE and her yogic training system, KA-YOGA.
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