Choking hazard II, digital print, 10 x 15 cm, 2019.

INSTITUTION –  anti-heteronormative manifesto in three 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 manifesto 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.”


UNION / digital print on textile banner, 190 x 126 cm, 2021.

Chapter II: UNION

We deeply regret our announcement of deciding to engage ourselves to be married. We are no longer getting married as we find taking over the symbols of heteronormativity reductive. And most importantly: we are not interested in this performance that is based on compulsory heterosexuality.

Instead of recycling these old stereotypes we shifted our perspective and have now decided to take an almost completely different route. We are not going to talk or think about things that revolve around heteronormativity and straight people anymore. Therefore we have changed the initial chapter title MARRIAGE to UNION. This new chapter title portrays more clearly what we want our work and this manifesto to represent.

From now on we are only going to bring forth work that highlights queer love, solidarity, emancipation, the destruction of relationship hierarchy and something new.

Sincerely yours,


INSTITUTION –  anti-heteronormative manifesto in three 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.