Pauliina Feodoroff: Matriarchy

A live installation where the audience can spend as much time as they want. The performance is part of Navigating North exhibition programme.

  • 25.3.2023
1st floor, Kiasma Theatre
Tickets: with a museum ticket
The performing hours shall be announced later.
A man on top of a motor sleigh surrounded by reindeers.


Matriarchy is a practice where everyone rules, but no one rules. It depicts a world where everyone exists as equals, in dialogic relationship with the land and water. It proposes a new social order of rematriation, restoring the Sámi community’s power to decide over their culture and land rights.  

At Kiasma Theatre, Matriarchy is manifested as a live installation where the audience can spend as much time as they want.

The first appearance of Matriachy, consisting of a video installation and a live performance, was seen at the Sámi pavilion of the Venice Biennale, Italy, in April 2022. In December 2022 the project will be presented at the Dance House, Helsinki. Kiasma Theatre’s installation is a sequel to the previous performances.


Pauliina Feodoroff (b. 1977) is a Skolt Sámi movie director, theatre director, playwright and land-guardian.

Location and accessibility

Kiasma Theatre is located on the first floor, at the opposite end of the building from the main doors. The theatre has no numbered seats. Jackets and bags can be left to Kiasma’s cloakroom for free.

The top level of Kiasma Theatre is accessible. We recommend to contact Kiasma’s info before if a place for a weelchair is needed.