Vor einem schwarzen Hintergrund sieht eine:r Performer:in Teo Ala-Ruona von der Seite. Ala-Ruona fasst sich mit der linken Hand an die Kehle. Die rechte Hand ist vor dem geöffneten Mund.
Foto von Teo Ala-Ruona.
Foto von Tuukka Haapakorpi.
(c) Nova Kaspia, (c) Aamos Vessaikko




Teo Ala-Ruona, Tuukka Haapakorpi

“With each finger movement that I’ve pressed on my larynx, I’ve exorcised the ghost out of me, through my esophagus and mouth, my face covered in haematomas.”

Extinct is a sound piece that composes ghostly and transcendental bodily experiences into a verbal and musical incantation. The piece portrays a transbody as a haunted house that is inhabited by a ghost: a character composed of past memories. The piece stretches in time by playing with various images emerging from the past, the present and the act of them reuniting in the speaking/singing body.

The piece is an autofictional horror story about phantasmal shapeshifting, abjects, trauma, reincarnation and alluring voids in the body, into which the listener is welcome to dive. Extinct is an endeavour to harness the abysmal heat rising from within these voids and to convert it into immeasurable and shared pleasures of the body, gender and multitude of selves.

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Language: English

Trigger Warning: The piece includes screaming and spitting and talk about eating disorder (bulimia), vomiting, excrements, sex, suicide and death.