There Is No Planet B

Leena Kela

There Is No Planet B is a video performance by performance artist Leena Kela. "Find a site which is either permanently or remarkably destroyed by human beings and make a flagging ceremony with an emergency blanket to commemorate the biodiversity loss in the area." The sites for the flagging ceremony are for example clearcutting site, a quarry and a peat bog. The performance is a performative ritual for an aspiration for change in the times of global environmental emergency.

Production Year
2020
Duration
00:04:25
Type
Tags
Original Title
There Is No Planet B
English Title

There Is No Planet B

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
No
Sound
Yes
Cast
Leena Kela (Author), Jussi Virkkumaa (Cinematographer), Leena Kela (Director), Jussi Virkkumaa (Editor), Leena Kela (Producer), Leena Kela (Script), Frame Visual Art Finland (Funder), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (Funder), TAIKE (Funder)
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Leena Kela

Born: 1979

Leena Kela is a performance artist, artistic director of the New Performance Turku Festival, a director of the Saari Residence and doctoral candidate at the University of the Arts Helsinki. In her works and research she explores dialogue between corporeality and materiality in performance art. She makes performances and videos that play with and twist our relationship with everyday objects and phenomena and pose questions to our worldview. She has presented her performances internationally in performance art festivals, events and exhibitions in every continent except Antarctica.