Smoqua³ Premiere: Lau Lukkarila - Trouble 0.1. Saturday, May 25, 18:00-19:00 @ OKC Palach, Kružna ulica 8. What is trouble? Genealogy of trouble has everything to do with mechanisms of power. A subject with power and agency – is the one who is aware of the mechanisms and the distribution of power. But how does the body trouble the norm?
How do norms move and freeze bodies? How does the body contain internal and external injuries, broken heart, misgendering, shaming, belittling, anxiety, being broke or lost, sexual harassment, homophobia, violence, pain, fear of ageing and dying?
Lau Lukkarila is a queer interdisciplinary performance artist born in Finland and currently based in Vienna. They are a dancer and a cultural labourer who cherishes fluidity and puts themselves in a productive “oppositional standpoint” considering stereotypical ideas about normalcy.
Concept and performance: Lau Lukkarila
Outside Eye and dramaturgical advice: Gabrielle Cram, Teresa Vittucci
Scenography and video: Lau Lukkarila
Sound design: Lau Lukkarila, Azra Husanovic
Tattoo Artist (on the video): Ina Bär aka bearadise_ink
A coproduction by not your babe and Tanzquartier Wien
Acknoledgments Veza Fernández, Claire Lefèvre, Angela Vadori, Smoqua festival
Photo by: Azra Husanović
* Participation in all Festival activities is free, except for the Queer-UP! Party (where donations will be collected at the entrance), and the Anna Calvi concert.
Smoqua is financially supported by: Rijeka 2020 – European Capital of Culture / City of Rijeka / Primorje-Gorski Kotar County / Republic of Croatia, Ministry of Culture / European Commission / Musagetes / LUSH
Sponsored by: Adria print
Media sponsor: Novi list