State of The Nation – Messiaaninen Visuaalisen Etiikan Tutkimuskeskus

Simo Saarikoski: State of The Nation – Messiaaninen Visuaalisen Etiikan Tutkimuskeskus

Completion year: 2012
Technique: Performance series
Keywords: State of The Nation, Messiaaninen Visuaalisen Etiikan Tutkimuskeskus, Performanssi
”State of The Nation” - Performance series by Messianic Research        Centre for Visual Ethics
”State of The Nation” is performance series that took part between 2010-2012. In this series MRCVE explored nations ability to confront alterity and understand their own roots. This happened in the act of performance, where MRCVE used audience as a manpower in test situation environment. ”State of The Nation” Also took deep look to analyze fundamental localisation of nationalism and took detailed action to reveal it's basics. Every single performance of the series was culturally related to its location and formed the whole ensemble which is functionally in all possible circumstances throughout the world.

State of the Nation parts I-IV took place in Helsinki / Finland, Malmö / Sweden, New York / USA & Berlin / Germany.

MRCVE are Jussi Matilainen, Asko Nivala, Janne Rahkila and Simo Saarikoski

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