Emilia Kokko

how to host something as a cloud

A grainy image of a very cloudy sky.

Baltic Circle – Emilia Kokko: how to host someting as a cloud – Photo: Sam Conlon

I have considered the weather and momentary states of queerness that appear and evaporate here
and there, on the streets and subways and everywhere. Moments where everything changes yet
nothing much can be seen. I have considered knowing, and different ways of knowing. Whose
knowledge has access to the canons of knowledges, whose to their outskirts? Mainstreams don’t
always have access to the sidestreams. Some bodies of knowledge stay in the sidestreams to be on
their own terms, and this is good. This is also good. My attention is on the sidestreams. I listen to
Tami T. I think of the wind. It is somewhat windy here.

It is as if nothing is happening.

I am not sure what this performance is about. This has now something more to do with than the
beyondness of gender structures. This is about something else as well. Clouds. Or I don’t know.
Something. How to host something as a cloud? How to host something as something? All the time
things are slowly changing and changing. All the time things are clearing out and distancing. They
are not localised. Things do not become defined. There is something all the time. And now
something else, already. Or I don’t know. Something else is happening. There is something else.
Landscapes beyond landscapes.

Something, something, something.

Emilia Kokko (they/them) is a non-binary queer feminist, performance artist, cat lover and actor.

“I work and live in fragile structures. I try to take care of fragile structures.

When I build a performance, I try to approach a point beyond comprehension; a feeling of an inconceivability that is present.

I try to think about accessibilities: who has access to this performance, who can afford it, for whom is there space, for whom is there safety. How to make space. I have been thinking about consent and how important it is that one can leave my performance as easily as possible, if one feels like it. And then perhaps return.”

Working group: Meri Ekola, E. L. Karhu, Emilia Kokko, Markus Lindén, Elina Minn, Hannah Ouramo

Production: Emilia Kokko, Baltic Circle

Supported by: Kone Foundation, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Teaterstiftelsen Vivicas Vänner and the Finnish Cultural Foundation via Kehä IIII

Wed 13.11. 19.00
Fri 15.11. 19.00
Sat 16.11. 19.00
Sun 17.11. 17.00

Kiitoradankuja 9,

Price: 22 € / 12 € / A limited amount of pay-what-you-wish tickets available at the door €
Duration: 70 min
Language: finnish, english subtitles

For participant:

*The venue of how to host something as a cloud was confirmed after making the brochure:
Emilia Kokko’s performance how to host something as a cloud takes place in empty business premises at Kiitoradankuja 9, Vantaa.

When coming to the venue from Helsinki, the most convenient way to get there is by buses leaving from Hakaniemi. We recommend the following connections:
13. & 15.11. Bus no. 633 at 18:11
16.11. Bus no. 623K at 18:03
17.11. Bus no. 623K at 15:59

There is a 650 m walk from the bus stop (Ilmakehä) to the venue. Festival staff will guide you to the right direction from the bus stop.

Baltic Circle have reserved a quota of 5 pay-what-you-wish tickets for how to host something as a cloud. Pay-what-you-wish tickets to how to host something as a cloud can be reserved by calling +358 41 717 0953 two (2) hours prior to showtime. Booking ends one hour prior to showtime. Booked tickets can be collected at the venue 15 minutes prior to showtime.

Theatrical smoke and strong sound effects are used in the performance. It is possible to leave the performance space in the middle of the performance. If possible, please avoid strong fragrances, as many of us are sensitive to scents and chemicals. Thank you for your consideration!

At the venue, there is no induction loop. The performance is in Finnish and has English surtitles.

There is a possibility for accessible car parking in front of the venue. Other parking is directed to a parking lot nearby. To get to the entrance there is a short rise via ramp. The width of the door at the entrance is 870mm. If needed, the 3500 mm wide lift door can be opened, where there is no doorsteps.

WC: width of the door 705 mm, height of the threshold 30 mm, the range of the wc space at the widest part 1460 mm, the distance between the toilet seat and the door 880 mm, the distance between the toilet seat and the sink 520 mm, the sink is on the right side when facing from the door.

The grandstand is in three rows. First row is at floor level and the audience sits on top of thick blankets on the floor. The second row seats are on floor level. The seats are plastic, so-called cup chairs: width of the seat ~420 mm, width of the back rest ~400 mm, height of the back rest 400 mm. The third row seats are on top of podiums. The seats are metallic foldable chairs (width 420 mm, height 830 mm, depth 480 mm). In case you need a chair of a different size, please contact the festival staff prior the performance.