textual motion at the BOX

Galleria Forum Box 2019

A multidisciplinary artwork that combined stories by the audience, modern poetry and dance improvisation. The artwork explored encounters and their interfaces; instants turned into encounters, stories of these moments turned to texts and text interpreted as emotions through motion.

The working group collected stories from the audience, that were transformed into algorithmic poetry and regenerated into audio by voice actors. Textual Motion Company’s dancers interpreted the stories they only heard at the premiere for the first time through contact and dance improvisation.

The project also produced a poetry collection “ennen kuin löysimme yhtäkkiä liikkeen” by poet Henrik Pathirane.

First public performance at Gallery Forum Box, Helsinki, May 2019.


Creative director, concept and production / Hanna-Maija Pääkkönen

Assistant Director / Alejandro Flores Monroy

Text / Henrik Pathirane

Motion / Elina Valtonen, Meri-Tuuli Hirvonen, Veera Leppänen, Taru Miettinen, Hanna-Maija Pääkkönen

Voice / Outi Ikonen, Heikki Mäkäräinen

Pictures / Martina Näreharju

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