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Stefanía Ólafsdóttir (IS/FI)

Stefanía Ólafsdóttir: Dear Biodaddy,

Thursday 7.9. at 20:15
Venue: Vanha Viinatehdas, Manilla, Itäinen Rantakatu 64b, 20810 Turku
Arrival and accessibility information at the bottom of the page
Duration: 60-90min

Pre-booking is possible, but tickets will also be available at the venue, 15 minutes before the performance.  Pre-bookings here.

‘Dear Biodaddy,’ confronts the complexities of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART), their violent histories and unexpected consequences, particularly within Scandinavia. As a TechnoChild (born via ART) the artist is entangled in the biopolitical webs of these realities and curate a performance space to encounter and embrace the paradoxes that manifest in ideas of the familial.

It is a call for new kinship which seeks new parameters to define who and how to love.

The work is a performance lecture which decomposes into fictioning of ecosexual utopias, following a pilgrimage to inseminate the islands of the Earth in search of expanded kinships and alternative forms of community building based on technological commonality and home-making in a beyond-human world.

As an interdisciplinary artist working with water as my point of departure, Stefanía Ólafsdóttir dives into the material and political implications of bodily fluids and their biopolitical complexities. Olafsdottir sees a future in which we will have to radically rethink our relationship to nature and our place in her theatre, now that the stage is crumbling. Manifesting through staged speech performances and solo expeditions with the earth, Olafsdottir wants to play with this future, to fiction and daydream myself into new possibilities, new kinships.

“Occupying my praxis are concerns for xenofeminist thinking, post-human dreaming and queer fictioning as I delve into my personal herstory and (dis?)entangle the forms of (re)productive labour which make my being possible.”

Dear Biodaddy, is the artistic part of Ólafsdóttir’s Master’s thesis degree.

In collaboration with Uniarts Helsinki: Theatre Academy

Arrival and accessibility information

Vanha Viinatehdas is located in Manila’s courtyard (Itäinen Rantakatu 64 B) and there is a free disabled parking space in the inner yard.

All the toilets as well as disabled toilet are located in the lobby and are gender-neutral.

The language of the performance is English.

More information:
Salla Karvonen,