Deer Dancer

July 31, 2019 in by mwhiteside


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Deer Dancer is a new cross-artform project by artist, composer, performer Hanna Tuulikki, investigating the mimesis of deer, specifically representations within dance from across cultures. The work examines how the imitation of deer behaviour constructs ‘wilderness’ as the site for the cultivation of hetero-masculinity in ‘gender performance’ and how hunting mythologies shape and impact real ecologies. Exploring these interconnections, Deer Dancer is an explicit, contemporary, life-crisis ritual for a damaged planet.

Commissioned by Edinburgh Printmakers, Tuulikki’s new audiovisual installation, incorporating music and costumed choreography on film, is presented alongside a series of visual score print works made during a residency in the studio.

Commissioned by Edinburgh Printmakers, funded by Creative Scotland; research and development supported by Magnetic North Artist’s Attachment, funded by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation and Creative Scotland; additional support from Hope Scott Trust, The Work Room, University of Arizona Poetry Center, Trees for Life, Bothy Project, University of Glasgow, 16 Nicholson Street Gallery & Arts Collective, Glasgow School of Art, and CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow.