Decent Women is a collaboration of two artists. Contemporary artist Katriina Haikala and dance artists and choreographer Hanna-Maija Pääkkönen; women, feminists, mothers and entrepreneurs, explore the space allowed for women in the society within the very narrow concept of ‘decency’.
The artists map out the space where women are seen as ‘decent’ and therefore accepted and valued in society. The interplay of dance and drawing brings to light the rules, contradictions and restrictions imposed on women, underlined by questions of power and agency.
The artists explore the interfaces of motherhood, sexuality, power and corporeality through a multifaceted interactive performance that challenges both the artists and the audience.
Pictures: Martina Näreharju