Niko Hallikainen: Heat (flesh wounds & hidden rooms)

Heat is a two-and-a-half-hour solo performance, where performance poet Niko Hallikainen floods the museum space with concussed poetics.

  • 14.10.2020 at 18–20.30
  • 15.10.2020 at 18–20.30
in English
Wed 14.10. 2nd floor balcony. Thu 15.10. Intro 5, 5th floor.
Tickets: with a museum ticket

Duration: 2,5 hours
Language: English

Admission with a museum ticket

About the performance

The show is a psychic quest, during which the poet chatters about high society, high drama, corruption, control, powerful people and luxury goods against the backdrop of an ambient soundscore. The poet’s speech is mindless sentimental noise, that gives rise to a transgressive suggestion that people are wounds instead of moving images. The premises of the piece are the bodily experience of being drugged, altered states of consciousness during personal crises and the syntax of people who speak to themselves in metropolitan areas.

The Artist

Niko Hallikainen is a writer who makes text-based performances that confuse limits. Heat will be performed over two days on two separate floors of the museum. Attendees are free to enter and exit the show as they please.


Performance, text, sound design: Niko Hallikainen
Music: Tanner Garza
Supported by: Uusimaa Regional Fund

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