DTT working group

Deep Time Trans

Blue background with images of pink hands and arms. The hands are in different positions, but they all touch some other arm with the fingertips. Some of the hands seem to grow suction cups or a kind of algae. In the background and on the hands there are pictures of bacteria and other microbes in different colors here and there. The illustration evokes an association to a seabed, where corals and algae move softly with the waves.

Illustration: Even Minn

my body is a deep time body
slime time trans rhymes with dance

aqua queer futures
bubble up in our laps
tracing the outlines
of our past with no maps

Deep Time Trans is a performance traveling through time to the non-binary nature of prehistory and the birth of life.

The performers navigate deep in the depths of time, looking backwards from the present moment to four billion years ago, to wonder at the pleasure-filled foundlings of evolution.

The performance is about transformation, many returns to water, a love for protoplasm, symbiotic living, and breathing to the rhythm of underwater pulses.

Evolution is queer.

The members of the DTT working group have a background in performance, visual arts, and live action role-play. Their artistic endeavours traverse, e.g. trans and queer history, speculative fiction, ecology, somatics, and geology.

Through play, LARP, touch, and discussions, the group asks how we can comprehend evolution in a way that would dismantle cis and heteronormativity, and not conform to a binary perception of gender.

The working group has collaborated since 2019. The working group is lovely.

Working group:

Concept, text and performer: Teo Ala-Ruona

Concept, text and dramaturgy: Even Minn

Text and performer: Camille Auer

Costume design and performer: Alvi Haapamäki

Set design: Eeti Piiroinen

Sound design: Satu Kankkonen

Performance dramaturgy: Emil Santtu Uuttu

Light design: Olivia Pohjola

Larp-designer: Pihla Lehtinen

Producer: Riikka Thitz

Production: Baltic Circle, Even Minn & Teo Ala-Ruona, Uniarts Helsinki’s Theatre Academy

Supporters: Alfred Kordelin Foundation, Kone Foundation

Residencies: Ehkä-production / Kutomo, Saari residency

In cooperation with: Mad House Helsinki

Wed 24.11. 19.00
Thu 25.11. 18.00
Fri 26.11. 18.00

Sörnäisten rantatie 22 ja Kaasutehtaankatu 1, Helsinki.

Price: 15 / 35 €
Duration: 90 min
Language: English

For participant:

Wed 24.11.2021 19:00
The premiere is followed by an open discussion.


There may be occasional loud but harmless sounds in the performance. Earplugs are provided.
The performance does not include audience participation.
We strongly recommend wearing a mask.