114 MARKETS AND NO EVENT – Bally & Aittomäki joint venture
Friday 26.1.2018 at 19.00
Saturday 27.1.2018 at 19.00
Sunday 28.1.2018 at 17.00
Tickets 22/12 €
“Big banks, small banks, I like to make money.”
The collaboration between Cécile Bally and Akseli Aittomäki is a performance on economics: it explores finance, accounting and productivity. The artists research the logic of value production and profit in a neoliberal world – analytically and intuitively, from the view points of politics and poetics, in documentary and fictive work.
The process begun with the question of nature of value: how is value determined and produced, and how the conditions of value production affect our lives? Themes that became central in the making of the performance include ‘financialisation’, the power of the logic of finance over society, as well as accounting as a social structure determining the aims of organisations, societies and individual people.
*114 markets and no event* presents talks, movement, demonstrations and videos, assembling them into a stage work that is between experimental performance and artistic conference. It is a report on an expedition into the worlds of financial capitalism and accounting and their effects in the society.
Concept, choreography and performance: Cécile Bally and Akseli Aittomäki.
The performance is supported by Kone Foundation and Arts Promotion Centre Taike.
*114 markets and no event* is a part of the program of massescape, one of the four artistic programs at Höyhentämö – Pluckhouse. The project is supported by Kone Foundation and the Art Promotion Centre Finland.
Cécile Bally is a choreographer and performer interested in the interplay of rationality and magic in performance, and often working with a combination of methodological rigour and humour. Cécile studied economics in Paris and contemporary dance in Berlin.
Akseli Aittomäki is a dance and theatre artist whose work is characterised by a dialogue between physical performing and philosophical contemplation. Before his studies in contemporary dance in Berlin Akseli worked also a researcher in social epidemiology.