Guess who’s tweeting in distress? Guess who’s crying for help? Is it a baby bird or a collapsing house or a drying river or a clear-cut forest or a burning forest or a melting iceberg or a polluted land or a prince or princess of the fairy tale or a climate activist in the face… Read more

Animal beings


Animal beings (AB) is a performance masquerading as an exhibition.  AB asks how we are, act and behave on this planet. In AB I play and wonder the world. Making AB, my instruments are my voice with and without words, amplified and not amplified, my body plus texts, performance scores and soundscapes. I may perform… Read more



Many have known it for ages, and some have even dared to admit the fact. Only now it has become mainstream but still there are people who refuse to accept it, while some pocket all the money there is to be made with it. Namely, if we burn all the fossil fuels there is in… Read more

A Guy and a Wooden Guy


I asked sculptor Tapani Kokko to make me a wooden guy for a sound installation. Tapani said, Do it yourself! I began sculpting in August 2014. And finished in March 2016. The wooden guy made his first appearance at Tampere Biennale in April 2016. The work is called A Guy and a Wooden Guy, when we are… Read more

From Bark til Tail


From Bark til Tail A half-an-hour long vocal performance of someone in cage, the cage being in his mind. Barked at: j-o-h-n @ Wolke, Brussels, 01/15; NoMad House Berlin, 06/16; New Performance Nights, Turku, 08/16. Picture: Aleks Slota

Juha Valkeapää 50 yrs


This solo got its spark from a very personal perception, how a middle-aged man behaves like a teenage boy when falling in love and waiting for reaction, feedback from his love’s object. The performance plays with the real person and role, celebrates life, plays Adele, ponders on animal behaviour and one plant. Soundscape is stippled… Read more

Executed Stories


In this lecture performance, I tell life stories of executioners and executed people, and demonstrate execution methods. Tone of the performance is neutral and factual, with a touch of humour. And in the end, there is the last meal! There are two versions of Executed Stories, a 2 h 20 min long full version and… Read more

Silent man


I dress on a suit which I have equipped with cans on springs, broken clockenspiel, tiny bells. I walk slowly and silently, trying not to make any noise. Thus I create silence. The suit is a kind of fool’s dress. There one can see king’s fool, village looney, shaman, Toshiro Mifune’s mad man in a… Read more

Poor fellow


Collected money for the Kerava Art Museum in August-September 2012. Got 12,70 euros.



Digested is a series of vocal pieces, taking place in 2011 at the writers’ statues in Helsinki, on the writer’s birthday. I digest the writer’s main work and perform a sound poem of it, as a conclusion. In the photo: half of the Välskärin kertomukset by Z. Topelius