How Are You? and other everyday documentaries - Pilvi Porkola
How Are You? and other everyday documentaries is a lecture/performance about the process of documenting and its results. What do uninteresting things look like? What do we do automatically every day? What are people's lives really like? What do documentaries really tell us about reality and ourselves? The project starts from the premise that everyday things are meaningful. When we look closer at things considered ordinary, everyday life suddenly appears special and unpredictable. Documenting and recording have become a trend today, even an obsession. The group explores the procedures of documenting and performativity. Each team member has defined the theme in their own way, bringing their own personal perspective to the work.
The piece was devised over a period of one and a half years by five artists from different fields brought together by performance and video artist Pilvi Porkola. She graduated with a degree in Performing Arts and Theory from the Theatre Academy of Finland in 2003 and is a member of the Centre for Researching the Reality (Todellisuuden Tutkimuskeskus). Her group members are Anne Mäkitalo, a visual artist working in the field of media art and electronic communications, Tuire Tuomisto, an actor and theatre practitioner, Marko Järvikallas, a playwright and dramaturge, and Pekka Pitkänen, a lighting designer and visualist.
Devising: Anne Mäkitalo, Marko Järvikallas, Pekka Pitkänen, Tuire Tuomisto, Pilvi Porkola