2004 5th 7a*11d Festival
Helinä Hukkataival, Towards the Pure 7a*11d 2004 PHOTO Shannon Cochrane
Towards the Pure
Friday, October 22 8pm
Towards the Pure is about trying to cleanse oneself in public.
Helinä Hukkataival’s work has been influenced by more than 11 years of practice in Tai Chi and Zen meditation. She is drawn to the minimalist style of the Japanese tea ceremony and the simple performative acts of Fluxus. Sometimes comparing her performances to long forgotten rituals or to dreams shared by the audience, her works often have surrealistic elements and, like dreams, are always open to interpretation.