Elbow Room Lab

Elbow Room Lab is a site-specific circus laboratory initiated by Ilmatila association.

The event has so far been organized twice in collaboration with Urban Mill Innovation Platform in Espoo, Finland.

The first edition of Elbow Room Lab in 2019 was aimed at circus performers specializing in aerial work, in 2020 the emphasis was in facilitating meetings with circus performers and artists from different art forms.


Participants in 2020:

– Antye Greie-Ripatti/AGF (East Germany), sound sculptress

– Merja Pöyhönen (Finland), puppeteer

– Saana Leppänen/Circus Sabok (Finland), circus performer

– Kert Ridaste/Circus Sabok (Estonia), circus performer

– Ghia Lumia (Finland), circus performer

– Ilona Jäntti/Ilmatila (Finland), circus performer

– Tuula Jeker/Ilmatila (Finland), architect, animator

– Kauri Klemelä (Finland), light designer

– Inkeri Jäntti (Finland), photographer


Participants in 2019:

– Eleonora Dall’Asta/La Tribu Performance (Panama), aerialist

– Eliška Brtnická/Cirkus Mlejn (Czech Republic), aerialist

– Hege Eriksdatter Østefjells (Norway), aerialist

– Saar Rombout (The Netherlands), aerialist

– Ilona Jäntti/Ilmatila (Finland), aerialist

– Tuula Jeker/Ilmatila (Finland), architect, animator

– Circ2m (Finland), aerialists

– Inkeri Jäntti, photographer