Enfleshed – Elaborated

Performance, Talk

Kristiina Koskentola

Online and at Titanik Gallery‍

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On Saturday 11 SeptemberMuseum of Impossible Forms and Tita Nik gladly invite you to a joint public program for Kristiina Koskentola's project ENFLESHED – ELABORATED

Our programme will hybridly manifest via Zoom and live at Titanik gallery starting at 4 pm.‍The evening begins with Museum of Impossible Forms presenting two special performances by Han Xiaohan and German Popov, who will share their contributions to the heritage of traditional and shamanic music from the Urals and Manchuria through the Internet’s electromagnetic waves. To follow a conversation between Kristiina Koskentola, Rick Dolphijn, and Taru Elfving moderated by Mirjami Shuppert, ending with Northern Chinese style food prepared in Koskentola’s pop-up kitchen Cooking Disorders. For those who can join us in site, the food may be take-away, or you can join us for a gathering on the Aura riverside to enjoy the meal.‍

To join the event via Zoom kindly send an email to at the latest by September 10th.‍

To join the event in Titanik please send an email to‍

About the participants:‍

Han Xiaohan is a Manchu musician and composer of contemporary music that has adopted elements of folk music from Northeast Asia. He is an heir of Manchu ulabun music (an ancient folk art of singing and talking of Manchu heroic legends, which is on the brink of extinction). He graduated as a composition major from the China Central Conservatory of Music and in cultural communication from Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts.‍

Rick Dolphijn is a writer and philosopher. He holds an Associate Professorship at Utrecht University and an Honorary Professorship at the University of Hong Kong. He widely published on art, material culture and the history of thought. His new book The Philosophy of Matter: A Meditation is published by Bloomsbury Academic in 2021.‍

Taru Elfving is a curator and writer focused on nurturing transdisciplinary encounters and site-sensitive artistic enquiries at the intersections of ecological, feminist and decolonial thought. As director of CAA Contemporary Art Archipelago, she is currently leading the research programme Spectres in Change in collaboration with the Archipelago Research Institute on the island of Seili in the Baltic Sea.‍

Giovanna Esposito Yussif engages with curatorial praxis and research. Her background is in art history, museology, and critical theory. Giovanna has a long-standing commitment to nondominant praxes, dissentient imaginations, and epistemologies in resistance. She is currently the Artistic Director of Museum of Impossible Forms.‍

Kristiina Koskentola is a visual artist. She earned her PhD from the University of the Arts, Chelsea College in London. Although based in Amsterdam, she has overwintered in China for over a decade. After the demolition of her studio in Beijing (2017), she migrated to Northern China, in search of the knowledge of the shamans. Koskentola’s work spans various media including video, installations, interactive performative projects, publications and lectures. In her recent projects she explores polyvocal subjectivity and the agency of multiple co-actors (human and not), often through “peripheral”, spiritual or forgotten ecologies. Transcultural and monistic perspectives, necropolitics, and coexistence are central to her ethically and sociopolitically driven practice.‍

German Popov is a multi-instrumentalist musician, composer, sound artist and researcher. Throughout all of his projects, he works on re-establishing contact with sources and archetypes of modernity. He has been involved in various musical and social events focused on the topic of Central Asia. Under the stage name ‘OMFO’, he published several musical works and soundtracks. His current research is based on combining ancient art forms with novel techno-scientific pursuits and performative concepts.

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