19:00 – 21:00


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Friday 25.11.2022


On stage: Vili von Nissinen (they/them)

Video: Vili von Nissinen and Lauri Sirén

Kieli/language: Suomi/Finnish

Kesto/duration approx 90min

Hyena is a wreck in the animal world. It has been considered unnatural and has been said to mock God’s work of creation because it is neither a cat nor a dog, but is still both. Like Hyena, the non-binary people arouses astonishment and fear by resisting binary and settling into norms. “Hyeena” is the first long solo show by artist Vili von Nissinen (they/them). It explores the collision between binary and nonbinary worlds; Otherness, and gender and sexuality that refuses to fit in norms though autofiction, myths and theory. It is not an absolute truth, but one idea and possibility for a non-binary body and life.

In MIF Vili presents a reading version of “Hyeena” and a cinematic ritual “Hyeenan kutsu” premiere last summer at Savonlinna art museum. This event is in Finnish.

About the artist:

Vili von Nissinen (b.1987) is a Helsinki based brave and unapologetic queer artist and director working in the fields of theatre, live and visual art, experimental and immersive theatre and participatory games.

Fri 25 Nov 2022 19:00 – 21:00


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Keinulaudankuja 4 E, 00940 Helsinki