Practice as a visual artist since 1969, while working as an art teacher of comprehensive and upper secondary school until 2001.
Concentrates mainly in performance art since 1987.
Works also with video since 2002.

Live performances - being always pre-considered - are visual acts, 3-dimensional images in time with movement and in most cases natural sound. They can also be interactive, usually durational happenings together with voluntary participants or live performance installations
The starting point is often in simple everyday actions or objects, sometimes in childhood memories. During the performance ordinary things and actions turn, change and question their usual significance hopefully revealing new meanings to the spectator and also to the performer.
Personal is political: the works deal mainly with trying to find the universal level within personal experiences by making visible small incidents, subtle shades and relations, which influence us even if unnoticed.

Helinä Hukkataival
Polvikatu 7 B 17
33100 Tampere
+358 40 724 0071

Helinä Hukkataival
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