POLLINATOR is an ongoing series of interdisciplinary improvisation sessions curated and produced by Saara Roppola. It is meeting of artists exploring their own practice while embracing cross fertilisation and improvisation- a testing ground and incubator.
Primarily/originally designed with the participants in mind (no audience present), experimental sound artists and musicians, butoh, movement and performance artists, and visual/projection artists come together in a space of serious play, entering a state of response and translation. However, in 2020, POLLINATOR teamed up with Modifyre festival and the RAD team to live stream 10 hours of POLLINATOR goodness. The live stream offers others a window into the theatre of the shared studio space and artistic processes. A peak into the moments of potency, the absurd abstractions, the humanity and the mundane tasks of art practice.
POLLINATOR December 2019, House Conspiracy
Music: Unregistered Master Builder and Sanfeliupoeta
Movers: Saara Roppola (arafiina) Algal Bloom, James Scott, Cieon, and More...
POLLINATOR July 2020 at Modifyre Event's online streaming. (Recorded Frequencies TV Studio)
Photography by Megen Kneene
Digital visuals by Sophie Reid-Singer
Marisa Georgiou/Algal Bloom
JFDR, Josh Wilkinson and Unregistered Master Builder
James Scott, Arafiina and Algal Bloom
James Scott and Algal Bloom