Duo varialambo, composed of Varia Sjöström and Hatz Lambo, formed as a duo in Helsinki in 2018. Their multidisciplinary approach, at the intersection of performance, visual arts, music, langage and online arts, moves on the borderlands of comedy and trauma. With sci-fi mythology, provoking humour and poetic excess, they want to operate a “mind Decolonization”: a non-pathologising form of art which challenges past traumatic events and prevents our future from being as violent as the past. They are greatly inspired by their mentor, legendary German theatre director Herbert Fritsch for whom they worked (Volksbühne Berlin. Theatertreffen, Staatsschauspiel Hannover).

varialambo was invited to the Festival Today is our Tomorrow, Helsinki, 2019. They currently are leading Look Back and Laugh, a long durational research project at Lab M{if} Helsinki.  Palo Productions also produces in August 2020 The Chainsaw Man or How do I get to you again? an immersive musical performance and fictional story made for an innovative online livestream format, supported by KONE Foundation. Upcoming a solo exhibition in Mymälä2 Helsinki (2021). Varialambo are artists in residence at Narva Art Residency, eastern Estonia, in 2022.

Link to the artist’s website https://varialambo.com