Hanna Tuulikki: Deer Dancer

Hanna Tuulikki, Hobby Stag performance prop, Deer Dancer, 2019.

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Deer Dancer is an ambitious cross-artform project by artist, composer, performer Hanna Tuulikki, investigating the mimesis of deer, specifically, representations within traditional dance forms from around the world.

Examining how the imitation of deer behaviour within dance constructs 'wilderness' as the site for the cultivation of hetero-masculinity, Tuulikki explores technology and costume as practices within ‘gender performance’ that extend the body and expand perception.

Commissioned by Edinburgh Printmakers as part of Edinburgh Art Festival 2019, Tuulikki’s new audiovisual installation, incorporating innovative music and costumed choreography on film, will be presented alongside a series of visual score print works made during a residency at Edinburgh Printmakers in 2018/19.

Commissioned by Edinburgh Printmakers, funded by Creative Scotland; research and development supported by Magnetic North Artist’s Attachment, funded by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation and Creative Scotland; additional support from Hope Scott Trust, The Work Room, University of Arizona Poetry Center, Trees for Life, Bothy Project, University of Glasgow, 16 Nicholson Street Gallery & Arts Collective, Glasgow School of Art, and CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow.


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