Moving in November – Vincent Roumagnac: Data Ocean Theatre/Tragedy and the Goddexxes

IInstallation at Kiasma Theatre.

  • 3.11.2023 at 16–20
  • 4.11.2023 at 13–17
  • 5.11.2023 at 12–16
  • 7.11.2023 at 16–20
  • 8.11.2023 at 16–20
  • 9.11.2023 at 16–20
  • All dates
in English
1st floor, Kiasma Theatre
Tickets: with a museum ticket
Admission with Kiasma's museum ticket or Moving in November's festival pass


stage. This final act combines the black-box version of the solo show exhibited at Titanik Gallery (Turku) in November 2022 with new works created specifically for this year’s Moving in November.

Tragedy & the Goddexxes is the initial phase of Roumagnac’s interdisciplinary project, Data Ocean Theatre, which explores the intersections of myths, new media, climate emergency, and the transformations of seas and oceans. Over the past two years, the project has evolved, focusing on rising sea levels, big data growth, and their emotional impacts.

This first part of Data Ocean Theatre, Tragedy & the Goddexxes, reimagines tragedy through a queered and techno-animist perspective. Drawing from Greek tragedy’s structure, marine mythology, and “technology-as-monster” narratives, the final staging introduces new works featuring mythological sea creatures and imaginary rituals.

Data Ocean Theatre emerged from a dialogue with the Finnish Meteorological Institute Marine Research Unit and is currently a postdoctoral artistic research project led by Roumagnac at Tutke-Performing Arts Research Centre (Theatre Academy/Uniarts Helsinki).

Tragedy & the Goddexxes has been carried out in artistic collaboration with Océane Bruel, Edouard Cabay, Outi Condit, Taru Elfving, Simo Kellokumpu, Elina Pirinen & Al2be3, and Rosie Swayne.

Practical information

The performative exhibition is open each day (except Monday) during 4 hours. With your exhibition ticket or festival pass you can enter and excite as you wish.  The piece consisting of several videos playing simultaneously among the other works and matters, the estimated time for experiencing the full show is approximately 45 minutes.

Admission with Kiasma’s museum ticket or Moving in November festival pass. The festival pass avaiable here.

Meet the artist

The performance is part of Moving in November festival 2.-12.11.2023. As part of the festival, there will be an open discussion with Roumagnac and local host called Soup Talk on the 5th of November at noon in Caisa.  


Vincent Roumagnac is a Helsinki-based Basque-French discipline-fluid artist and researcher. He started his career in theater as an actor and director but gradually moved away from traditional theater practices. Instead, he focuses on how the concept of the stage evolves in the context of climate change, technology, and transmediality. Roumagnac has proposed innovative ideas for transforming and re-ecologizing theater, exploring new ways to engage with the environment. He also explores the intersection of art and research through interdisciplinary processes. In 2020, he completed his Doctorate in Arts at the Performing Arts Research Centre of the University of the Arts Helsinki, with his research project titled Reacclimating the Stage. Subsequently, he began a four-year post-doctoral artistic research project called DATA OCEAN THEATRE as a visiting researcher at the same institution. Roumagnac’s work is currently supported by the Finnish Cultural Foundation.


Supported by: Taike-Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Taike Uusimaa, SKR-Finnish Cultural Foundation, Uniarts Helsinki, HIAP-Helsinki International Artist Programme, Tutke-Performing Arts Research Centre, Research Pavilion.

Visit supported by: Institut Français Finlande

Visit in collaboration: Kiasma Theatre