Akseli Aittomäki is mostly a dance artist and an experimental theatre-maker, and to various degrees also an activist, producer and bicycle messenger.
I use physical performing to explore political and philosophical themes. I believe physically-engaged, performing bodies can open up meanings and perceptions that cannot be achieved by discourse alone. That does not mean those bodies have to be mute and not speak any of their thoughts. Many of my latest works are fairly straight-forward and out-spoken in the political approaches they have assumed. They are proposals for the spectator see, hear, feel; and if they like, maybe think too. I am not committed to any particular genre or mode of expression. Disputes around what is real such-and-such-art bore me to death. I use the means that are available and serve the subject.
I’m a long-time member of Höyhentämö - Pluckhouse, an experimental art collective in Helsinki, Finland. From 2015 I have lived in Berlin. Currently I spend my time dancing in a shared studio space, loitering in half-abandoned outskirts of the city, working as bicycle courier, and contributing to radical climate protest.
I used to be a part-time social epidemiologist. I am not involved in scientific work anymore. Data on my publications in economic conditions and health inequality can still be found in University of Helsinki database.
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