As time goes by (costume design)

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The process of creating and sustaining this performance informs the doctoral research of Ingvill Fossheim, with specific interest on the unstable and unpredictable material colours that emerge from the engagement with beetroot in this performative context.

The starting point of the performance As time goes by is dense and philosophic, but the artistic outcome gives value to lightness and play. It sticks and stays with a sensation of troubled times and extrudes a vibration of joy.
In this performance the tragic and comic are pressed together as counterparts. While exposing multiple layers of the human body and its connectivity with its surroundings, the performance stretches towards the experience of time as a complex question.

As time goes by uses i.e. Elisabeth Grosz ́s work The Incorporeal (2017) as a philosophical reference and resonates with the concept of extramaterial by translating it into scenic composition. Through this encountering the performance-making-process values the virtual and incorporeal aspects within bodily and material becoming - a necessary co-actant in anything to become, anything to get materialized anything to variate, or to get realized.

A continuing interest of this working group is to research other-than-human performativity and design in context of contemporary performance. As time goes by celebrates a non-intellectual force of both human and other-than-human bodies by exceeding the existential dimension of a subject.

Choreography / Concept: Jenni-Elina von Bagh & working group
Dancers / Performers: Geoffrey Erista, Iiris Hilden (TeaK), Linda Holma (TeaK), Tuija Lappalainen (TeaK), Johannes Purovaara, Hanna Raiskinmäki, Jussi Suomalainen
Costume design: Ingvill Fossheim
Set design: Virpi Nieminen
Lighting design: Luca Sirviö
Sound design: Tatu Nenonen
Dramaturg: Otto Sandqvist and Elli Salo
Producer: Anna Suoninen
Residency: Ehkä-production / Contemporary Art Space Kutomo
Production: Zodiak – Center for New Dance, Open-ended ry

Touring production, including further dates at Zodiak in May 2023

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Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationHelsinki
Publication statusPublished - 2 Feb 2023
MoE publication typeF2 Partial implementation of an artistic work


  • costume design
  • biobased
  • colour
  • biobased materials
  • performance
  • performativity
  • beetroot
  • contemporary dance
  • sustainability
  • extramaterial
  • co-actant
  • philosophy

Field of art

  • Design


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