Lacuna is a body horror performance and work of auto-fiction that brings together ghostly memories and lived experience, while composing a verbal and musical incantation. “Lacuna” means an opening or a gap. For Ala-Ruona, the word’s interpretation is twofold. It is both a ghost – a parasitic memory of his body before transition – while on the other hand a blissful void free of trauma. Images and experiences emerging from the past are conjured on stage through gestures, words, and screaming, opening a transcendental portal into the artist’s interiors. By entering the orifices and holes of the body, viewers are invited into a carnal abyss.
– Contains nudity, loud sound and references to eating disorder.
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Teo Ala-Ruona (b. 1990) is a Finnish performance artist whose work focuses on speculative fiction in forms of performances that combine somatofictional practices, movement and various vocal techniques. He explores topics of sex, queer ecology, toxicity and gender. By using his own body as a site for the various speculative stories to take place, he experiments with how, through fiction, he can transform himself, as well as the perspectives from which others look at his body. His work has recently been shown in Organ Vida festival in Zagreb, The Vilnius Biennial of Performance Art, The Finnish National Gallery Kiasma, The Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, VEGA|ARTS in Copenhagen and HAM Art Museum in Helsinki among others.