Coal-Black Pohjan Neito

Coal-black Pohjan Neito

Concept, Creation & Performance: Canan Yücel Pekiçten

Video Design: Metin Çavuş Sound Design: Etem Kaplan 

Camera: Canan Yücel Pekiçten, Soetkin Verstegen

Photography: Soetkin Verstegen

With the support of  Saari Residence, Kone Foundation

 

Inspired by the Pohjan Neito character,  in the first opera written in the Finnish language, whose beauty is identified with transparency, in other words, by being almost non-existent, the work questions the idealized female prototype and says;

“Blackest trouble rests upon me, Black as coal my heart within me, Coal-black trouble weighs upon me. I’m too black to be a Nordic beauty, My coal-black eyes see what it should be. I’m too hairy and scary to be a Nordic beauty,My coal-black eyebrow is attaching the other daily. I’m too oriental to be Nordic beauty, My coal-black head is the blackest trouble upon me. Black as coal the words hurts the coal-black heart within me.”

 

Performed in A corner in 3rd A Corner in the World Festival, Walk Around the Corner Bomonti