Kellokumpu & Roumagnac

Kellokumpu & Roumagnac (Simo Kellokumpu and Vincent Roumagnac) is a Finnish-French collaboration between choreographer Simo Kellokumpu and director Vincent Roumagnac. Since 2010 the duo has been cooperating on projects based on the notions, strategies and dynamics of site-specificity and context-sensitivity.

Residencies: Cité Internationale des Arts (Paris – 2019), Tokyo Art and Space (2017/2018), O Espaço-do-Tempo (Montemor – 2016), Dance4 (Nottingham – 2014), HIAP/Zodiak (Helsinki – 2013), Aeringur Festival (Rif – 2012)

Simo Kellokumpu is a finnish artist, choreographer, and currently a doctoral candidate in the Performing Arts Research Centre, Theatre Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki. His works examine the relations in between simultaneous multidirectional movement and dis-/embodiment, and corporeality and materiality in various scales and contexts, from queer space to galactic. His doctoral research project examines the choreographic potential of reading in parallel to understanding choreography as a writing practice, and how place-responsive practice extends towards Outer Space.

Vincent Roumagnac is a French-Basque artist who lives and works in Helsinki and Paris. His work materializes through multiple forms such as installations, performances, and videoscenic works. Roumagnac is interested in the way the notion and the practice of the “stage” mutates according to the change of climatic and technological conditions. He is also involved in investigative and transdisciplinary processes that implement on the connections between art and research. Since 2010 he collaborates with Finnish choreographer Simo Kellokumpu and since 2012 with French visual artist Aurélie Pétrel. He is currently conducting a doctorate in artistic research at the Performing Arts Research Centre of the University of the Arts of Helsinki on “Reacclimating the Stage” (2015 – 2020).