Sonya Lindfors: common moves

Sonya Lindfors: common moves




12:00 – 18:00

29.7 – 13.8   — Julkisissa paikoissa Helsingissä

common moves is a new collaborative artwork, a ‘social choreography’ or ‘choreography of the community’. The work operates as a speculative site. Through the act of occupying public space and applying simple scores and choreographies, it questions our conception of what is held to be ‘in common’, whether social norms or habits, whether something shared, public, or regularly occurring, whether something that is not underrepresented or marginalized, or whether something that does not stop the flow, that belongs. The work softly resists the current by changing and moving what is ‘common’.

The work is realized in collaboration with BIPOC artists and volunteers in Helsinki and is thus rooted in local conversations and urgencies. common moves takes place in several sites around central Helsinki.

BIPOC is an term that stands for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. It is used as a way to refer collectively to individuals and communities who have historically experienced systemic racism, discrimination, and marginalization on the basis of their race or ethnicity. The term is intended to acknowledge the diverse experiences and struggles of these groups and to promote solidarity and social justice.

Event info

Creator: Sonya Lindfors
: H Ouramo
Facilitators: Godwin Otieno, Melissa Linsa and Ritni Pieski

The work can be experienced in Helsinki between 29 July and 13 August in several public spaces. Some of the dates, times and locations of the practices are published before hand but most are encountered without notice.

Interested in taking part?

If you are a young or an adult member of the BIPOC community and wish to take part to common moves as a volunteer performer, please apply to take part.

Apply from here until June 5.
Attendees under 16 years old are acquired to attend with a guardian.

Thu 29 Jun 2023 – 13 Aug 2023 12:00 – 18:00