Thursday, 6 June 2013


by Rachel Lois

NOTAMOLESKINE is a community of 7 writers/artists creating critical responses from the New Performance Turku Festival and uploading them onto web and social media platforms. 

Creating documents from inside festival performances on handhelds, laptops and notepads, and in that moment of creation looking away from the presented work, NOTAMOLESKINE embraces a unique trajectory in which notes, diagrams, interviews and essays made from live performance can be located on festival web and social media as stand-alone pieces.  

The NOTAMOLESKINE community will contribute to a real-time critical mass for the festival and form part of a collaborative performance archive. The writing itself acts variously as prompt, record and gift for artists and festival audiences alike.

The NOTAMOLESKINE community is Rachel Lois Clapham, Alex Eisenberg, Emilia Karjula, Venla Luoma, Maria Säkö, Miika Sillanpää and Tuuli Suhonen (NOTAMOLESKINE Associate).

See NOTAMOLESKINE documents in  up-printed media in festival venues, on the festival blog, Facebook or follow @NPTurku with  #NOTAMOLESKINE


NOTAMOLESKINE is produced by Rachel Lois Clapham as Open Dialogues with New Performance Turku Festival. It contributes towards NOTA, an Open Dialogues research framework pressing on the time, quality and place of notes in relation to performance.

Other manifestations of NOTA are herehere and here. 

Open Dialogues is a UK collaboration, founded in 2008 by Rachel Lois Clapham and Mary Paterson, that produces critical writing on and as performance. Open Dialogues has pioneered a model of working closely with performance and Live Art artists to critically respond, document and influence the moment of live performance. Programme partners include The Live Art Development Agency (UK), Pacitti Company (UK), Trinity Laban (UK), Performa Biennial (US) and Performance Saga (CH) amongst others. 

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