Teo Ala-Ruona: ENTER EXUDE premieres 24 May 2023 in Helsinki

Feb 13, 2023 | 2023

Teo Ala-Ruona: ENTER EXUDE



= to come or go into a place…



= to discharge slowly and steadily…

ENTER EXUDE is a performance for three people and a Chevrolet Camaro. The gestural language and text of the piece emerge from technosexual desire whose objects are the car and techno-assisted trans-corporeality.


Working group

Summoning and concept: Teo Ala-Ruona

Performers: Raoni Muzho Saleh, Charlie Laban Trier and Teo Ala-Ruona

Dramaturg: Even Minn

Set and costume design: Teo Paaer

Sound design: Kaino Wennerstrand

Sound assistant: Miša Skalskis

Lighting design: Heikki Paasonen

Producer: Sanna Ritvanen

Pre-production: Jonni Korhonen

Artistic dialogue: Remi Vesala

Promophoto: Teo Paaer

Production Kiasma-teatteri, The Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux, Viernulvier, Warehouse9

Supported by: Niilo Helander Foundation, Arts Promotion Centre, Wihuri Foundation, Oskar Öflund Foundation, Suomen Kulttuurirahasto, Finnish Cultural Institute of Denmark

Residencies: FABRIKKEN, Zodiak-laboratory, BUDA

Image: “LAMBO” by Teo Paaer


Teo Ala-Ruona

Teo Ala-Ruona is a Helsinki-based performance artist, whose work focuses on queer somatospeculative fictioning. Ala-Ruona discusses techno-trans-masculinity, sex, queer ecology and toxicity through re-defining language and narratives telling about pleasure and intimacy on a toxic Earth.

Ala-Ruona’s work has recently been shown in Takomo-theatre (Helsinki), Jason Platform (Copenhagen), Drifts-festival (Helsinki), Baltic Circle -festival (Helsinki), Mad House (Helsinki), Bangkok Biennial (Bangkok) and NAVEL, Gas-gallery and Human Resources (Los Angeles). Ala-Ruona has graduated from Master’s Programme in Art Education at Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture in 2016 and from Master’s Programme in Ecology and Contemporary Performance, at Helsinki Theatre Academy in 2018.

Learn more about Teo Ala-Ruona’s work on their website.


Read the article published by Helsingin Sanomat “Taiteilija Teo Ala-Ruonan nautintoa uhkuvassa teoksessa yksi päähenkilöistä on violetti Chevrolet”.


Practical Information

24.5.2023 at 19–20.30
26.5.2023 at 19–20.30
27.5.2023 at 15–16.30
28.5.2023 at 15–16.30
30.5.2023 at 19–20.30

in English

Tickets: 25 € / 15 €  – Includes admission to the exhibitions on the day of the performance.

1st floor, Kiasma Theatre

Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma
Mannerheiminaukio 2,
Helsinki, Finland


Teo Ala-Ruona: ENTER EXUDE is co-produced by the Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux.

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