Premiere 10.11.2021 klo 19
Collaboration with Fern Orchestran kanssa
Sopukka, Turku City Theatre
Duration 1 h
Languages: FI, SVE, ENG
Income from the ticket sales of the performance is used to buy forest for preservation as carbon sink. One can choose between four categories:
Observer 10 €
Conscious 29 €
Influencer 39 €
Active 69 €
The ticket price includes the Turku public transport ticket, which is valid on the day of the performance three hours before and two hours after the performance.
Every light has a story of its own
There is not a single world for us all to experience. Our own worlds inside the worlds are constantly changing according to our thoughts about them, how we interpret them and how we participate. The performance travels through the layers of the sea, it begins from familiar humanity to end with otherness of an single-celled organism. What does unicellularity feel like? Can the glow of fellow creatures be sensed? The performance is a torrent of kinaesthesia, mechanical stimulation, light art, darkness art, an audio piece and a radio play, it is subaquatic and time warp. There are people too.
Income from the ticket sales of the performance is used to buy forest for preservation as carbon sink. One can choose between four categories: observer, conscious, influencer and active. The ticket price includes the Turku public transport ticket, which is valid on the day of the performance three hours before and two hours after the performance.
The performance is a collaboration with the Regional Dance Centre of Western Finland.
Markus Heino, Vespa Laine, Ilona Salonen, Conny Sjöqvist, Timo Tamminen, Samuel Salminen
Premiere 10.9.2020 klo 19
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Photographer Samuel Salminen
When plentiful, the dinoflagellate Alexandrium ostenfeldii displays a phenomenon of bioluminescence causing a shimmering light in the sea. The algae in question is approximately 77 million years old. Although this "ancient pixel" is not visible to the naked eye, its light phenomenon can be seen. The world and nature around us are part of a greater surface of contact area.
The performing algae are cultivated at the Department of Environmental and Marine Biology at Åbo Akademi.
Is the star we see already burnt out? Light emitted by the stars travels for a long time before reaching Earth and the nocturnal Milky Way looks similar to the phenomenon of sea-fire. Do we dare to reach out to the fifth dimension, which we do not yet understand, where time and space are overcome by a connection that can be small and snuggled?
In terrestrial darkness, shining light can be seen as a sign of man. Each light in the cityscape contains an entire life; a story about man, family, friends and loved ones.
The world appears to us through our own mental structure.
An increase in knowledge both changes the view of the world and clarifies our position in the organic ensemble. Currently it seems that man has not been sensible in actions relating to the environment. Our tendency of subordinating nature seems irresponsible, postponing the consequences to future generations.
Fern Orchestra is a collective of artists and scientists working with plants and microorganisms, creating pieces which address relationships between light, humans and the environment. Collectives work cover multiple art forms such as performance art, contemporary dance, publications and light and sound art.