I’m not entirely here (cybersad)

Tiia Kasurinen

I'm not entirely here (cybersad) is a dance performance inspired by the themes of identity, gender, the internet and sadness.

The performance deconstructs internet phenomena, trends and cyber-expression using methods of performing art. What are internet identities and how they are interpreted? How are they experienced in the world outside the internet? How does the cyber-body move?

I'm not entirely here (cybersad) is in love with sad girl aesthetics, classical art memes and grainy zoomed-in images. It is a perspective into a world that plays with gender stereotypes, sexuality and pink aesthetics as instruments for becoming whole.

The performance is part Helsinki Festival programme.

© Saara Taussi

Biography

Artist/choreographer Tiia Kasurinen graduated from the Stockholm University of the Arts in 2017. She is interested in themes such as identity, gender, gaze and pop culture, and explores them in her works through theatre make-up, visual transformation and motion. In her pieces, YouTube tutorials and somatic movement walk hand in hand, creating recognisable aesthetics.

When not working on her own projects, Tiia Kasurinen works as a dancer and a performer and collaborates with other artists.

www.zodiak.fi

Credits

  • Concept, Choreography and On Stage: Tiia Kasurinen
  • Videos: Tiia Kasurinen
  • Light Design: Sofia Linde
  • Sound Design: Olli Lautiola
  • Costume Design: Annukka Havukumpu
  • Mentoring: Lydia Ofimja
  • Photos: Saara Taussi
  • Teaser videos: Eva-Liisa Orupöld
  • Production: Zodiak Center for New Dance, Tiia Kasurinen
  • Supporters: Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Kekäläinen & Company: KEIDAS residency
  • Premiere year: 2020
  • Duration: 55 min
  • Audience: Adults, Youth
  • Stage dimensions: 9 m x 12 m x 5 m
  • Trailer: Watch here
  • Technical rider: Download rider

Contact Tiia Kasurinen

Artist Tiia Kasurinen

tiia.kasurinen@gmail.com

+358 40 838 7555