The finding of HänThe finding of Hän

Pipoca (Paola De Ramos) was born in Curitiba, Brazil in 1986. Pipoca creates performance and installation to stimulate body sensation and perception, challenging peoples’ notion of their private and public psychological space. Most of her work is charged with intense colours, complex combinations of different materials and with a pitch of sour humour.

Parsa Kamehkhosh is a Helsinki based designer, visual and performance artist, born in Tehran in 1985. Through his practice, he explores the notion of aesthetic aura that appears from the proximity, juxtaposition and joints of materials and shapes.

Niko Skorpio is a transdisciplinary artist, researcher and educator based in Finland. Through his works Niko Skorpio explores various forgotten, abandoned, obscure and secluded areas in culture, nature and the psyche. Niko Skorpio holds an MA in Visual Culture and Contemporary Art from Aalto University, Helsinki.

My name is Melanie Popp and I am an art teacher currently caring for my two children full time. Though I am out of the traditional classroom setting for now, you can’t take the art teacher out of me! I’ve been creating opportunities for process based art play for my children since before they could wield paintbrushes.

The Finding of Hän1 is an original puppet theater production that explores the inherent duality of human nature and imagines the lifespan of an ancient object. Themes and characters are drawn from coastal cultures and stories from around the world.

L to R: Melanie Popp, M. Hasnan Habib, Parsa Kamehkhosh, Niko Skorpio, Paola de Ramos

Script: Paola de Ramos, M. Hasnan Habib, Parsa Kamehkhosh, Niko Skorpio, Melanie Popp

Puppets: Paola de Ramos, M. Hasnan Habib, Parsa Kamehkhosh, Niko Skorpio, Melanie Popp

Stage: Paola de Ramos, M. Hasnan Habib and Parsa Kamehkhosh.

Lighting: Paola de Ramos, M. Hasnan Habib

Narrator: Melanie Popp

Sound: Maria Mar, Elias Kismet Poutanen

Camera: Jakub Bobrowski

Video Editing: Uzair Amjad

Melanie Popp, The Finding of Hän, 2020, relief print on rice paperMelanie Popp, The Finding of Hän, 2020, relief print on rice paper
Melanie Popp, The Finding of Hän, 2020, relief print on rice paperMelanie Popp, The Finding of Hän, 2020, relief print on rice paper
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