Hanna Tuulikki

Hanna Tuulikki, SOURCEMOUTH : LIQUIDBODY (still), 2016 © the artist. Courtesy the artist

Hanna Tuulikki, SOURCEMOUTH : LIQUIDBODY (still), 2016 © the artist. Courtesy the artist

Hanna Tuulikki, SOURCEMOUTH : LIQUIDBODY (still), 2016 © the artist. Courtesy the artist

Hanna Tuulikki, SOURCEMOUTH : LIQUIDBODY (still), 2016 © the artist. Courtesy the artist

A visual artist, composer and performer working across many different media, Hanna Tuulikki specialises in creating vocal sound. She is especially intrigued by traditional sound-making where music emerges from people’s relationship with the land, as in her own Finnish heritage. Recently, gesture and dance have become equally important in her work. In SOURCEMOUTH : LIQUIDBODY (2016), she describes the journey of an Indian river, using the eye-and-hand gestures of traditional Keralan theatre. Much of Tuulikki’s work relates to Scottish culture and landscape. In her short film, cloud-cuckoo-island (2016), Tuulikki plays the part of Sweeney, the deranged Irish King who lived out his madness on the Hebridean Isle of Eigg, believing himself to be a bird.

 

Hanna Tuulikki‌ ‌(born‌ ‌1982,‌ ‌Sussex)‌ ‌lives‌ ‌and‌ ‌works‌ ‌in‌ ‌Glasgow.‌ Tuulikki‌ ‌studied‌ ‌at‌ ‌The Glasgow‌ ‌School‌ ‌of‌ ‌Art.‌ ‌

Hanna Tuulikki, SOURCEMOUTH : LIQUIDBODY (still), 2016 © the artist. Courtesy the artist

How does the human voice extend into spaces that are shared with more-than-human qualities? What can I learn through imitating or emulating more-than-human sounds? Can I sing bird? Can I sing water? Can I sing wind?

– Hanna Tuulikki

Hanna Tuulikki, cloud-cuckoo-island (still), 2016 © the artist. Courtesy the artist

Hanna Tuulikki, cloud-cuckoo-island (still), 2016 © the artist. Courtesy the artist
Hanna Tuulikki, cloud-cuckoo-island (still), 2016 © the artist. Courtesy the artist

Hanna Tuulikki, cloud-cuckoo-island (still), 2016 © the artist. Courtesy the artist