ENGAGEMENT / digital print / 70 x 100 cm / 2019

INSTITUTION –  anti-heteronormative manifest in four chapters

It is with great joy that we announce that we are taking over the symbols of heteronormativity and will use them as a tool in our queer feminist revolution. Together we have decided to engage ourselves to be married as a way of bringing forth the prevailing hetero assumptions and compulsory heterosexuality.

Our engagement is not a celebration of a ritual that is based on ownership and dependency rooted in patriarchy and capitalism. The institution of marriage favours conservative forms of relationships and families. These kinds of toxic aspects of marriage we have never been able to relate as they are defined by monogamy, homophobia, heterosexuality, the nuclear family and wealth.

This manifest and our engagement is dedicated to everyone who has to check their surroundings for a quick kiss on the cheek and to everyone who’s love is invalidated by the constant heterosexism.

“We are very excited for our future.”


INSTITUTION –  anti-heteronormative manifest in four chapters is a project that hacks into the power structures within the heteronormative society. The work is a collaboration between Hinni Huttunen and Illusia Juvani. The project has started in 2019. In November 2021 the second chapter MARRIGAE will be exhibited in the gallery Oksasenkatu 11.