It can cause trouble to make trouble and if one is in serious trouble, one cannot afford to make trouble – let alone to make work about trouble. In their solo, Lau Lukkarila labours with trouble as a consequence of what they are not trying to hide or to avoid. On the one hand, they ask what the troubles can be that they – as white and queer – can afford to feel and get into, and what are the discourses, genealogies and ancestral biographies inscribed in their body. How do specific troubles move and freeze bodies; such as internal and external injuries, a broken heart, misgendering, shaming, belittling, anxiety, being broke or lost, sexual harassment, homophobia, violence, pain, fear of ageing and dying. On the other hand, they state that the genealogy of trouble has everything to do with mechanisms of power. It is just like Ebow says in the song Punani Power: „Aber ein echter Gangster ist ein Feminist.” A real gangsta – a subject with power and agency – is the one who is aware of the mechanisms and distribution of power. The one who troubles mechanisms of trouble in the name of less trouble.
is an artist and performer born in Oulu, Finland. They studied theatre and contemporary dance in Finland and Spain between 2008-2013. Since 2016, they are based in Vienna. They have worked, among others, with Kaaos Company (FI), Hanna Brotherus (FI), Reality Research Centre (FI), Veza Fernández (ES/AT), Michael Turinsky (AT), Alison Kopit (US) and Be Hope Heintzman (CA).
In 2018, they received a danceWEB Scholarship and a Tanzquartier Training Scholarship and published an Internet EP Super Like.
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