Outi Condit was born in Savonlinna, Finland as Outi Alina Condit. She is an actress, known for Savuna ilmaan (2009), Bordertown (2016) and Mogadishu Avenue (2006).
Outi Condit is a Helsinki-based actor, performance maker, and researcher working across a wide field of theatre and live art. Her work is driven by the notion of destabilizing bodily boundaries as a way of queering and multiplying bodies in/through/as performance. The practice reroutes corporeal actorly understanding and the apparatus of theatre in order to reconfigure bodies, agencies, and politics of “the actor” and “the stage”.
Many of her works have explored performances of power and intimacy, often troubling the divides between performer, performance and audience. Her interrogation of power and identity has led her to explore the performances of the virtual, viral, machinic, cyborg, and technomediated bodies, techno(dys)embodiments, and bodies of art that belligerently assemble themselves without clear boundaries between biological, technical, social, poetic and economic spheres.
She did an artistic doctorate in the Performing Arts Research Centre, University of Arts Helsinki.