Rikka – video installation

I was planning to show my latest performance Rikka (2014) at the EcoJustice and Activism conference, but unfortunately we did not get enough funding for the whole artistic team to travel to the States. That is why I ended up in showing the video documentation of Rikka at the conference.

Rikka – the video documentation of a site-specific performance touching the unknown
Director Raisa Foster
Performer Ale Ripatti
Sound artist Alpo Nummelin
Rikka is an artistic outcome of a research project asking two questions:
What is the value of uncertainty in artistic practice?
How is space and consciousness intertwined in bodily experience?
Thank you Jussi and Jani for helping me with the installation.
Thank you Taike Arts Promotion Centre Finland for the travel fund.
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Raisa Foster
Raisa Foster

Dr. Raisa Foster (b. 1976) is an independent researcher/artist/educator. She completed her PhD in 2012 at the University of Tampere, Finland. She graduated as a dance animateur from School of Dance, Victorian College of the Arts (University of Melbourne) in 2006, and as a Master of Arts (visual culture) from Aalto University in 2015. Foster is experienced in directing and producing multi-discipline performances. Foster is mostly known from her artistic works with young men, Katiska (2008), Ketjureaktio (2012) and Rikka (2014). She has created her own artistic/pedagogical method Tanssi-innostaminen®, a pedagogical method The Pedagogy of Recognition as well as an arts-based research method eragraphy. Foster is currently interested in combining different artistic and more traditional qualitative research methods in her practice as an artist/researcher/educator and establishing her unique approach to performance art.

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