In womenhood // humanhood dance artist and feminist Hanna-Maija Pääkkönen explored the social prerogatives of being seen and having a voice and a space as woman, through the embodiment of multiple personhoods.
The art piece was constructed from Pääkkönen’s autobiographic material; diaries, poetry and personal audio notes of moments defined or restricted by gender.
The artists combined and reflected her personal experiences to a wider social discussions and draw from the work of anthropologist Roberto DaMatta’s and his dichotomy of two different social universes home and street, private and public spheres respectively, and how a person is positioned and defined according to certain social prerogatives.
dance, choreography and sound design: Hanna-Maija Pääkkönen
light design: Milka Salonen