A Pool House (performance) 2018
Site specific performance, 60 min
In Collaboration with Anna-Sofia Nylund
Performers and voice over: Venla Helenius and Anna-Sofia Nylund
Music: Ludvig Allén
Biologist: Pauliina Saarman
Guide: Xenia Østergård Ramm
"Venla Helenius & Anna-Sofia Nylund's A Pool House is a site-specific performance that takes place in an abandoned, or “released”, pool house located in Ramsinranta, Helsinki. The performance examines the pool house through the concept of “modern ruin”, investigating the cultural significance of the surviving structures. The idea of regarding the ruin as a stable and sanitized attraction is challenged in the performance, which raises questions related to the poetics and politics of decline, decay and new life forms."