12 Dec 2018


Art Contact December 2008

Eugénie Kuffler, Paris
Eugenie Kuffler (b.1949 Baltimore) studied music and dance, and played the flute in the Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra, before moving to Paris in 1967 where she has lived ever since. She was a member of GERM, a collective of composer-performers, and together with Philippe Drogoz founded 010, an avant-garde cabaret duet. Since 1980 Kuffler has created radio works for Radio France Culture and performed at the Paris Biennale, Frauenwoches in Vienna and Hamburg, Festival de Performance in Lyon, Muga Caula in Catalonia and Acción Mad in Madrid. She is a member of Hot Chills, a women’s improvisation collective in Paris and a summer member of the Woods Hole Folk Orchestra, Cape Cod. Between 1999 and 2007 she produced nine music-theatre pieces in Cuba with Conexión Habana, an ensemble of musicians, dancers and actors, which she assembled, directed and with which she also performed. Presently she is studying classical and Afro Cuban dance.

Ray Langenbach
Ray Langenbach’s artistic practice comprises performance, video and installation. He has also worked as a curator and co-organised conferences in Singapore (Performance Studies international #10 Conference 2004) and Kuala Lumpur (Satu Kali International Performance Art Symposium 2006 and Panic Buttons: Crisis, Performance, Rights 2006). Currently he holds the posts of Professor of Art Research and Theory (Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki), Visiting Professor (Finnish Theatre Academy), and Associate Professor (Department of Performance and Media, Sunway University College, Malaysia).

Langenbach’s works have been exhibited in the Cultural Center of the Philippines, the Singapore Art Museum, National Art Gallery Malaysia, Whitney Museum of Art, National Centre for the Arts (Bombay), the 3rd Werkleitz Biennial; the Asia Pacific Triennale, the Gwangju Biennale, Asiatopia (Bangkok), and Bone Festival (Bern), among others.

Suvi Parrilla and Multikulti
And suddenly all this was so familiar….

Suvi Parrilla and Multikulti present a quick study into orientalism as it is today. In its post-war suffering the western world seeks hints of its lost cultural roots from the destruction that is Baghdad. Please make a wish for the magic lamp and realise the existence of your spirit. Multikulti is a slogan for a multicultural public policy approach.

Robin DeWan
Robin DeWan has been playing the didgeridoo since 1992 and performing onstage, both solo and with groups, since the mid-90s. In Finland he has worked with artists such as Aikakone and Angelit and played in the Native Noise fire/music circus. Since 1995 he has had over 500 performances in Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Russia, Holland and the USA, including festivals such as Faces-etnofestival/Billnäs, Ulitsia festival/Moscow (2002) and Tartu Jazz festival/Estonia. In addition to performing and recording, he is also a journalist, club producer and DJ (aka Reso-Nation). A native of the American Mid-West and perpetual globetrotter, he is nowadays based in Helsinki, Finland.