Delta–An Ocean Call

Book Launch

Pontus Pettersson, Izabella Borzecka

Delta – An Ocean Call
Publication release and coming together
December 8th & 9th, 2021‍

Welcome to the Helsinki release and coming together of Delta – An Ocean Call, a publication on water histories, narratives and practices published and co-edited by Pontus Pettersson and Izabella Borzecka/PAM, co-hosted together with Vishnu Vardhani Rajan at Museum of Impossible Forms. Departing from the liquid narratives in the Delta publication, this coming together invites international and local artists to share their practices through performances, readings, conversations and water-y interventions.‍

Wednesday December 8th 2021, from 17:30 to 21:00
17.30 Doors open,
hangout 18.00

Wet Dreams for Futuring – performance by Onur Tayranoğlu
18.30 Introduction to the publication Delta – An Ocean Call by Pontus Pettersson and Izabella Borzecka
19.00 In 50 Years Or So in Finland – a metaverse online event/ lecture/ performance by Adham Hafez and HaRaKa Platform

>> Thursday December 9th 2021, from 12:00 to 15:00
Vegan lunch with conversations and interventions by Onyedikachi Ben (Kacii Eleven), Kihwa-Endale and Zara Asgher.



Adham Hafez  is a theorist, choreographer, performer, curator, and composer. He writes on contemporary performance history outside of western paradigms, on climate change, and postcolonial legacies. He is the founder of Egypt’s first performance studies and choreography research platform, named HaRaKa (movement, in Arabic), and, together with his colleagues, the produce publications, pedagogic programs and international conferences, as well as create works striding installation and performance practices for over fifteen years.

Kihwa-Endale’s art is inspired by her ancestry, spirituality, social issues, myths, hermetism, and most importantly, in Love. She looks for ways to build community with art and has started a spoken word collective, KAIROS. Recently she had her first solo exhibition Hands Up  in August, where she displayed her painting series on mirrors. And even more recently performed at Urbanapa festival at Ateneum Museum.

Onur Tayranoğlu is an artist who researches, writes, performs, installs, facilitates and curates. They are currently exploring the relationship between playing and performance to seek strategies for reality hacking and collective future-making.Onyedikachi Ben (Kacii Eleven) is a singer-songwriter, multiple instrumentalist, composer, record producer, and digital artist. A student at the center for music technology, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki.


Delta is a series of coming togethers, a place where choreographic and performative work can be shared and exercised, a place to share work by doing the work. Body to body, bodies and body. A container for participatory projects, dancing, exchange, and choreographic inquiries. Delta functions as a participatory space, where an invited guest share the choreographic intention and inquiry on the floor (not on stage). A space for people to explore their bodies and move together, as individuals and collective.

Delta is a coming together
Delta is passionate about choreography as a tool and expression to navigate this world
Delta is a place
Delta is a publication
Delta is an assemblage of a temporal sort
Delta organises through liquid ways, becoming waves
Delta is an exit and entry, an ocean call
Delta is organized by Pontus Pettersson and Izabella Borzecka/PAM


Water both divides and merges, varies and manifests in different shapes and structures, creating different relationships with its surroundings. As a transformative material, could one say that water has a different kind of logic, another kind of dance? In this publication, contributors Bronwyn Bailey-Charteris, Paul Maheke, Axel Andersson, Sindri Runudde, Vibeke Hermanrud, Elly Vadseth, Daniela Bershan, Sabrina Seifried, D.N.A. (Dina El Kaisy Friemuth, Neda Sanai and Anita Beikpour), Every Ocean Hughes, Adham Hafez, Pontus Pettersson, and Alice MacKenzie share their multi-layered practices, writings, memories and scores on water. Inviting you to submerge!

Delta is supported by Nordic Culture Fund and the Swedish Arts Council.

We are staying updated on all recommendations from the Public Health Agency of Finland. Guests will have to present their COVID vaccination pass and kindly wear a facemask during the event.  
We provide hand sanitizer and sterilize high touch surfaces.
Stay home if you feel ill or have recently felt ill.
We all take care of each other.

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