19.7. — 11.8.2019

Annette Arlander:
Lichen at Allinge

Lichen at Allinge (14 min 13 sec) is a video work in two parts, here as a split screen version. The first part, on the left, was recorded on the evening of March 26 in 2016 and the second part, on the right, on the evening of March 27 in 2016 between the villages Sandkås and Allinge on the north-western shore of the island of Bornholm in the southern Baltic Sea. In the first part a human figure dressed in a long dark purple coat and a cap stands among the rocks covered with yellow lichen. In the second part the rocks with the lichen stand on their own.

Read more: “Artistic Research as Situated Practice – Performing with Lichen”. In José Quaresma (ed.) Investigação em Artes – A necessidade das ideias artísticas / Research in the Arts – The need for artistic ideas, Associação dos Arqueólogos Portugueses Lisboa 2018, pp. 15-30.


Annette Kristina Arlander, born 1956 in Helsinki, where she lives and works. Artist, researcher and a pedagogue, one of the pioneers of Finnish performance art and a trailblazer of artistic research. Graduated from the department of directing at the Theatre Academy 1981, Doctor of Arts (Theatre and Drama) 1999. Professor of Performance Art and Theory at Theatre Academy 2001-2013. Professor of artistic research at University of the Arts Helsinki 2015-2016. Visiting professor at Stockholm University of the Arts 2015-2016. Postdoctoral fellow in the Arts at Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies 2017. Professor in performance, art and theory at Stockholm University of the Arts 2018-2019.