ROOPE HATTU

I had an alter ego named Roope Hattu that I used to explore gender norms, roles and artistic freedom.
I study these subjects in my writings and wrote a short essay to my book "Bebete" (Esterin Kirja 2021), these being the issues at large that inspire my work. How ever in 2019 I realised that Roope was gone and it felt bittersweet but relieving to move forward.


In 2015 I was having difficulties performing my poetry and remembered an old accordion I had dumpster-dived as a kid. I named it Pirunkeuhko and started to learn how to play the broken out of tune instrument to create a personal sound for my prosaic poetry. They were stories of existential moments while living off-grid, hitch-hiking, performing and living off the streets.

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