Performance by Maija Heiskanen
14th, 15th and 16th of February at 7pm
REVOLVER! Not the right time Perfect timing It makes you feel There’s something Going on Beneath Ships coming in At the shore Travelling towards Regardless
Revolver! is a performance, a poetic riot, a turn over referring to Voltairine de Cleyre’s ideas on feminism, anarchism and liberty or Manon Garcia’s ideas on women consent to submission.
Revolver! is a weapon, a way for a woman, a mother and a performance artist to question, to revolve in a patriarchal society, Revolver! rotates in the opposite direction as Earth’s sister Venus.
Maija Heiskanen is a performance artist. She studied first theater at the University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis and later on at the University of Paris 8 St Denis and became an actress playing in several contemporary theater and dance plays in France before she entered in Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’art, Villa Arson and received her Master’s Degree in Fine Arts in 2017.
Her work is autobiographical and repeats episodes of her life as they are resurfacing today. An underlying fictive figure of her’s is “La Mariée”. Referring to a perfect feminine figure of a supposed to be a woman, she deconstructs it. She uses this matrimonial symbol sometimes even in a pathetic and sentimental way to activate an exorcisme, to get out of a vicious cercle, to liberate and to sculpte a cruel, naked and true version of a female artist today.