Globe Art Point is an association founded in autumn 2016 by non-Finnish born artists and culture workers residing in Finland. The aim of Globe Art Point is to promote diversity and new forms of cooperation within the field of arts and culture in Finland. The performance series at the Espoo City Theatre is the first part of the association’s GAP LAB project, which is carried out from 2018-2020 with support from the Finnish Cultural Foundation. The aim of the project is to promote artistically valuable as well as culturally and linguistically diverse cooperation between artists of different backgrounds, Finnish arts institutions and different individuals. The series is curated by Teemu Mäki.
Performances in Revontuli Hall
Tue 4 December 7 pm
This piece drifts throughout the reverberation between two different continents and almost opposite contexts. It is a kind of Exquisite Corpse that engages with the relation between urgency, performance and poetics. The starting point was to question, how to represent violence without reproducing it?
A serie of 4 events will take part in 4 collaborations: Kontula Electronic (Helsinki), El Avispero (Bogotá), Globe Art Point & Espoo City Theatre (Espoo) and InSitu (Mexico). These are composed through live performances that travel in the form of document, and that as a form of an echo are presented interleaved with new live actions.
Documentation cannot be affected in its content but the perception of it can. Live performance is more likely to be affected since in its liveness, there is agency.
This project is part of ANALCO PROJECT, organized by Diana Soria Hernandez and is kindly supported by Suomen Kulttuurirahasto
Concept Diana Soria Hernandez
Video Erika Ordosgoitti, Nadia Granados
Tue 11 December 7 pm
The main idea of the laboratory is to establish a multinational and cultural exchange by working with local community of artists and create a public performance or demo within five days from meeting each other. The group will conduct interviews; create space design and rehears in very tight time frame. Final performance will cover questions about the link of political decisions of ruling government of Finland and real life; personal expectations of the future, gender role models, digitalization versus traditional values and their necessity in today’s world, conflict between past and future generations. As an international group Renaissance Lab brings experience and knowledge of many cultures that can create a productive terrain for discussion and artistic experimentation.
Renaissance Lab – is an international collective of theatre artists from five countries that have met all together for the first time in February 2018. We believe in artistic freedom and experiment in order to create an outstanding theatre work both valuable for artists and the audience of today.
Producer Irina Duskova (Finland/Lithuania)
Director Tilman Hecker (Germany)
Documentary theatre director Anastasia Patlay (Russia)
Choreographer Antti Silvennoinen (Finland)
Set designer Adrian Damian (Romania)
Light designer Janis Snikers (Latvia)
Sound designer Thorsten Hoppe (Germany)