Niko Hallikainen: Low Income Glow

5.6.2019 at 19:00
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Performance, text and sound design Niko Hallikainen 
Supported by Kone Foundation
Photo by Viivi Huuska

Performance duration 1,5 h
Language English

Niko Hallikainen: Low Income Glow
Picture: Viivi Huuska

Low Income Glow is a speech/sound performance piece by writer Niko Hallikainen. The piece is centered around themes of poverty, eroticism, inferiority and spirituality in the context of a class society. Performed once a month in different locations during the first half of 2019, each performance is a spatial intervention that consists of text and sound. The poetic texts deal with class background, intoxication, sex, acne, injustice and intense manifestations of feelings of inadequacy. The performances serve as an intersection where speech, body and music encounter in six different spaces that further sensitize the emotional themes of the work.

Low Income Glow expresses impoverished desires as an agency that holds a huge silenced, subversive potential. The piece addresses poverty as an alienated conflict state through topics such as class guilt, envy of prosperous bodies, lust, gentrification, truth and unacceptable emotions within social spaces. The performance seeks both the recognizability and the dynamic complexity of these experiences. Low Income Glow illustrates emotional maps that form an expansive societal route, along which experiences of deprivation, self-hate and attachment pulsate. The performance comprises and sensualizes how sexual desire, class differences and uncertainties unite in inner experience and shared reality.

Niko Hallikainen is a writer and a performer, who has presented his previous piece Blue Exhaust (2018) at Mad House, Kutomo and Flow Festival. Like his preceding performance, Low Income Glow also takes the form of a raw DIY solo, where Hallikainen mixes spoken text with musical textures.

Please dress for the weather. In case of heavy rain, the show will be cancelled and rescheduled for a later date.