In the context of Finnish performance art Sanna Karlsson-Sutisna
presents, in many ways, a unique way of working. Thematically
she is clearly orientated towards the multicultural bodily
otherness, a source for inspiration as well as for research.
Her own experience she spent the 90s in Cuba and Bali gave
the insight that ritual can still be part of everyday life. She
has always insisted on the social and societal dimensions of art,
taking art to the street, close to people -to whom it belongs.
By profession Karlsson-Sutisna is both a visual-and a dance
artist. In creating a visual language of symbols she uses in
her performance her own body as a painting tool, combining the
Graham technique with patterns of movement from Cuban and Balinese
rituals and yoga. She also performs Balinese ritual dance, where
the authentic attire as well as music and sound play a significant