Photo Kiasma-teatteri (c) Natalia Reich

Ania Nowak: Deep Inside

Mannerheiminaukio 2, 00100 Helsinki

In Deep Inside Ania Nowak looks at ecstasy.

In Deep Inside Ania Nowak looks at ecstasy. She juxtaposes house music and its lyrics with baroque poetry and sculpturesque depictions of divine ecstasy. Visual references to Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s sculpture Blessed Ludovica Albertoni overlap with language and desire and longing for God, the lover and the community building energy of house music.

Nowak uses repetition, rhytm and content of both house music and Baroque texts to search for collective body and soul in a time of (post)pandemic social awardness. She listnes to voices that drove house rhytms to summon many long forgotten black singers, often marginalised due to their gender and race. Nowak speaks with the ghosts of those voices, honouring them as leaders and partners. For memory and ecstasy.


Ania Nowak is a Polish artist working and living in Berlin. She performs another performance To the Aching Parts! (Manifesto) as well on the same day at 16.00 in Kiasma's 2nd floor balcony. Both performances are part of Tom of Finland and Dreamy exhibition programme.


Kiasma Theatre



Admission fee 20/12€

Performed in English