tensile force which allows a lifting up the front of the body, and is an essential aid to postural alignment in the upright position. Within the buildings that I visit and inhabit. I am conscious of the architectural pulls and thrusts. I think of how these mechanics are also reflected in my body – the flying buttress action in the trusses in ceilings correspond to the action of the greater and lesser trochanters in the thigh bones, which act as a counterbalancing force to the weight from the pelvis as it is constantly being passed into the legs, and feet.
Many older people feel lonely when their family has gone. I am interested in bringing an awareness of a sense of belonging that comes from being part of the universe. It is not dependent on recognition from another person. Validation comes from simply being alive on the planet. I am interested in fostering an acknowledgement of identity as something that is strongly connected to the macrocosm. I have a desire to investigate age with ancient; time with matter; the body to its material surroundings; and the universality of the emotions that connect all humans on the planet.
Licence to Pucker is a collaboration between Diane Torr, Inari Virmakoski, Katja Kiuri and Pirkko Uitto (Bridget) which began when Diane has a residency with the Eskus Arts and Performance Center, Helsinki in February 2014, and culminated in a performance at the Geology Museum, Arppeanum, Helsinki
An Invitation from the GrayCube Gallery, Helsinki, to perform in one of the old polar bear cages at Helsinki Zoo in July/August allowed for the continuation of the collaboration. Licence to Pucker2 was the result and was performed by the group on August 2, 2014.
Here is a clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGBdtGJMCJA