Akseli Aittomäki is mostly a dance artist, and in various degrees experimental theatre-maker, filmmaker, theoretician, producer and researcher.
I started my artistic adventures as a performer in experimental theatre, and transitioned little by little into contemporary dance and philosophically motivated performing work. My own directing and choreographing approach was fairly contemplative from the beginning – even my first directing works were characterised 'essaystic' by critics. Over time the philosophical aspect of the work grew more elaborate, and approaches the discourses of aesthetics, philosophy and critical social theory more directly. Recently I also developed an interest in experimental and documentary filmmaking. Nevertheless, I still love to dance, and find myself occasionally performing improv dance.
Currently I am based in Berlin. I recently graduated from a two-year master program at HZT – Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin. Most of my artistic works I have done in Helsinki, Finland, where I was also born.
I used to be a part-time social epidemiologist. At the moment my involvement in the scientific community seems to be discontinued. Data on my publications in economic conditions and health inequality can still be found in University of Helsinki database.
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