Milla Martikainen

Acts of Care

Performance installation, 2017 – 2020


Acts of Care


Milla Martikainen, Petra Vehviläinen, Kati Raatikainen, Sofia Simola, Eero Erkamo and different kind of creatures, phenomenons and processes.


Scenographer, producer, performer


Premiere: April 2017


2017-2018 around in city space in Helsinki & Turku, Finland

2019 in Prague Quadriennal of Performance Design and Space as a part of the Finnish National FLUID

STAGES exhibition curated by Art Collective KOKIMO

2020--> “Swamp of Care”

  • the last act of care by buying an hectare of swamp to be restored for CO2 compensation

Acts of Care is a performance installation where a big plastic bubble lands on public places. It invites the people passing by to enter and receive care.

Acts of care provides hospice to the mankind in a moment of crisis and inevitable change. The bubble is a tent, an intimate space, a fantastic chappel, a place to rest. The audience steps in and may stay as long as they wish. In the bubble performers help the visitors to encounter themselves as part of the life circulation and to yield into being a part of our shared planet with different kind of acts of care.

For us “care” means also trying to study and rehearse what happens when we try to make post-fossil art.

The performance is a production of Theater Circus Maximus, a Helsinki-based theatre association focusing on experimental forms of performance.

Supported also by Finnish Cultural Foundation and Kone foundation.

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