Edinburgh Printmakers: Hannah Tuulikki – Deer Dancer

Hanna Tuulikki, Hobby Stag (Performance Prop) Deer Dancer, 2019
Hanna Tuulikki, Hobby Stag (Performance Prop) Deer Dancer, 2019

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[Until 5th October]

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.

Also showing: A Machine for Making Authenticity

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival

Castle Mills
1 Dundee Street
Edinburgh EH3 9FP


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